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This pineapple teriyaki burger takes your regular burger to the next level with minimal effort. Mix the ground beef with teriyaki flavors then top them with grilled pineapple, red onion and sriracha mayo. It will be your new favorite burger!

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Do you love burgers? Try this burger bowl with sweet potato fries and house sauce next.

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.

Why You’ll Love These Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

  • Hang out outside while you cook
  • Minimal prep time and clean up
  • Balanced sweet and salty flavors from the sweet teriyaki sauce 
  • Kids love grilled pineapple!
  • Unique and creative burger for a summer bbq

Need another healthy dinner? Try flank steak stir fry, ground turkey teriyaki, or teriyaki glazed salmon next!

Ingredients Needed

To transform a traditional burger to Hawaiian teriyaki burgers, you’ll need a few key ingredients to give it that Hawaiian flare. Skip to the recipe card for the exact measurements.

  • 80% lean ground beef (I like ground chuck for burgers)
  • Pineapple slices (canned or fresh pineapple)
  • Red onion slices
  • Soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • Ginger
  • Hamburger bun like sesame seed buns
  • Kosher salt and black pepper
  • Toppings: romaine lettuce, green onions, cilantro, sweet thai chili sauce
ingredients for hawaiian teriyaki burgers

How to Make Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

Here is an overview of how to make these Hawaiian burgers. Skip to the recipe card for printable instructions.

  1. Mix homemade teriyaki sauce: Combine the garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce or coconut aminos, pineapple juice, and honey in a large bowl. 
  2. Form burger patties: Use your hands to mix ground beef with the homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce. Shape them into 1/2 – 3/4 inch thick, just wider than your buns (if using).
  3. Prep the onion and pineapple: slice the onion into rounds and pat the pineapple rings dry if it was in the can.
  4. Fire up the grill: Heat the grill to medium-high heat (375-400). Place burger patties, pineapple slices, and onion rings on the grill. Grill the burgers on each side for 4-5 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 165°F. Grill the pineapple and onion for 4 minutes on each side, until it starts to caramelize. 
  5. Assemble an serve: Brush hamburger buns with olive oil and grill for 1-2 minutes. Top them with a burger patty, pineapple ring, onion, lettuce, and spicy mayo.
burger cooking on the grill

Recipe Variations

Different protein: swap the ground beef for ground turkey or ground chicken. They’re lean, so you may need to add 1/4 cup bread crumbs soaked in 1/4 cup milk to bring them together.

Burgers without a bun: try it on a bed of lettuce, like these burger bowls, wrap them up in a lettuce cup, or serve them over a cabbage salad. 

Burger Toppings and Serving Suggestions

Toppings: Fresh green onion, chopped cilantro, sweet Thai chili sauce, or kimchi, or pickles.

Side dishes: baked sweet potato, sweet potato fries, roasted broccoli and carrots, or grilled veggies like brussels sprouts or asparagus.

holding a teriyaki burger on the grill in a lettuce wrap

Recipes Tips and FAQs

What temperature should grill be at?

When you’re grilling burgers, you want the grill to be on medium-high heat. 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 just shy of 400°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. I typically close the grill or all proteins for more even cooking. Always keep an eye on the internal temperature.

How thick should my burgers be?

Aim to form your patties 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. You want them to be slightly larger than the diameter of your bun. They will shrink slightly while they cook, so this will ensure your burgers are the perfect size.

What type of grill is best?

You can use an outdoor grill or a grill pan inside. A gas grill is easiest to control the heat, but a charcoal grill is a great option.

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Pineapple Teriyaki Burger Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
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.

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Servings: 4 burgers


Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers

  • 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
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 Tablespoon pineapple juice
  • 1 lb 80% lean ground beef (I like ground chuck)
  • Coconut oil or olive oil for brushing grill/skillet
  • 4 Pineapple slices (fresh or canned)
  • ½ red onion cut into 1/2 inch thick rounds
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

Sriracha Mayo

  • 1/2 cup paleo mayo homemade or store bought
  • ½ – 1 teaspoon sriracha depending on spice level

For Serving:

  • Butter lettuce
  • Cilantro or green onion
  • Hamburger buns


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the garlic, fresh ginger, soy sauce or coconut aminos, pineapple juice, and honey in a large bowl. 
  • Add the ground beef and use your hands to form the burger patties into four 1/2-3/4 inch thick (4 ounce) patties.
  • Heat grill to medium high (375°-400°F). Grill 4-5 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 mayo with the sriracha using a whisk or spoon.
  • Serve on a lettuce bun, gluten free bun or regular bun of your choosing with sriracha mayo, cilantro or green onion.
Last step! If you make this, please leave a review letting us know how it was!


You can make these on the stove with a grill pan or a large saute pan. Follow the same directions. You won’t get the good grill marks if doing in a pan, but they will taste good!


Serving: 1Burger | Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 34.9g | Fat: 7.3g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 101mg | Sodium: 92mg | Fiber: 1.8g | Sugar: 14.7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. Emmy says:

    5 stars
    Wow! These burgers were so good! I will definitely be making these again!

    1. Molly Thompson says:

      Love that!! We haven’t made them in a while but now I’m craving them!