This grilled teriyaki burger takes minutes to make on the grill and is full of Hawaiian flavor. It's topped with grilled pineapple, red onion and a creamy sriracha mayo sauce. If you're looking for a different take on the classic burger, you will not regret making this recipe! It's easy, healthy and delicious.
We are in full blown grilling season and in the summer all my husband and I like to do is throw meat and veggies on the grill. We get to spend time together outside while it cooks, it doesn't take long to prep or make and there's basically no clean up!
While we love the typical steak and sweet potatoes, or steak and foil wraps, we like to switch things up a bit. Especially if it's for a special occasion like a cookout or the 4th of July!
That's why I love these grilled hawaiian teriyaki burgers. They're easy to make, but they bring such a unique flavor to a cookout that isn't the traditional burger.
So let's talk about a few grilling burger basics before we jump into all the flavors going on in this teriyaki burger!
What temperature should grill be at?
When you're grilling burgers, you want the grill to be on medium-high. That's about 375°F-400°F. Turn the grill on and close the lid. Watch the temperature gauge on the outside until it reaches 375°F before you throw the burgers on the grill.
Do you grill burgers with lid open or closed?
Leaving the lid open or closed on the grill depends on the type of meat and how long they take to cook. Burgers are a quick cooking cut so you can leave it open while you're grilling. If you choose to close the lid, you'll cook the burger through by trapping the heat inside. Just makes sure you keep an eye on them to not overcook them if you do this!
How long do burgers grill for?
How long you grill your burgers depends on how you like them done, how large the patties are and if you're using a gas grill or charcoal grill. For a 4 ounce burger, cook the burgers 8-10 minutes on a charcoal grill and 7-9 minutes on a gas grill to reach medium doneness (160°F). For a 6 ounce burger. cook the burgers 11-15 minutes on a charcoal grill and 13-14 on a gas grill.
Use an internal thermometer to truly know when you're burgers are done. Check out these grilling guidelines for everything you need to know about grilling beef.
What goes on a teriyaki burger?
To transform a traditional burger to a teriyaki burger, you'll need a few key ingredients to give it that Hawaiian flare. Here's what goes into a teriyaki burger:
- Red onion
- Soy sauce or coconut aminos
How to make Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger:
To make these Hawaiian teriyaki burgers, start by mixing seasonings into your ground beef including garlic, paprika, ginger and soy sauce. Once you have the burger patties ready, grill them along with pineapple and red onion.
Once everything is cooked to your desired doneness, serve with lettuce wraps, your choice of fun, sriracha mayo and garnishes like green onion or cilantro. I love to serve mine with a baked sweet potato, sweet potato fries or grilled veggies like brussels sprouts or asparagus.
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Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger
Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers:
- Coconut oil or olive oil for brushing grill/skillet
- 1 lb ground beef I used 85/15
- 2 Tablespoons coconut aminos or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 cloves fresh garlic minced (or ½ teaspoon garlic powder)
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
- 4 pineapple slices can use canned pineapple slices in juice
- ½ red onion cut into 1/2 inch thick slices
- 1/2 cup paleo mayo homemade or store bought
- ½ - 1 teaspoon sriracha depending on spice level
- Butter lettuce
- Cilantro or green onion
- In a large bowl, mix ground beef with coconut aminos/soy sauce, paprika, chili powder, garlic and ginger. Form into 4, ½ inch thick (4 ounce) patties.
- Heat grill to medium high (375°-400°F). Grill 5-6 minutes on the first side. Don’t move burgers once on the grill to get good grill marks. Cook 4-5 minutes on the other side. Use an internal thermometer to check the doneness of the burgers. The internal temperature should reach 160°F for medium. Allow burgers to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
- Once the burgers are on the grill, add the pineapple and red onion and cook until caramelized, about 4 minutes on each side.
- Remove everything from the grill to get ready to serve. While it’s all resting, make the sriracha mayo. Mix the paleo mayo with the sriracha using a whisk or spoon.
- Serve on a lettuce bun, gluten free bun or bun of your choosing with sriracha mayo, cilantro or green onion.
Wow! These burgers were so good! I will definitely be making these again!
Molly Thompson says
Love that!! We haven't made them in a while but now I'm craving them!