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Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger

If you’re looking for a new way to enjoy a burger, then I think you’ll love this Hawaiian inspired teriyaki burger made with Laura’s Lean ground beef[1], carrots, scallions and topped with a homemade pineapple teriyaki sauce and a grilled pineapple.

Last weekend I spent four days in Disney World with my husband and youngest daughter Madison. I attended the Food Blog Forum which was truly inspirational, and we stayed at the Grand Floridian Resort which was a lovely place to stay. One of those nights we ate dinner at the Kona Cafe at Disney’s Polynesian Resort, where I had a delicious teriyaki steak topped with pineapple; which was the inspiration for this burger recipe.

I did a little research into what goes into a Hawaian teriyaki sauce, and after reading many recipes I came up with my own version which was so good, this will certainly be a regular. You could of course buy teriyaki marinade to speed this up, but making it from scratch tastes sooo much better.

I’m a huge fan of Laura’s Lean Beef[4], because it’s low in fat and saturated fat, and free of hormones and antibiotics, which is important to me when choosing meat. Their beef is available in many supermarkets, and I even found it at Target. I’m also running a giveaway over at Skinny Bits[5] for two $25 vouchers so if you haven’t tried Laura’s Lean Beef, here’s your chance (click link for giveaway[6])

And I just have to share this contraption that easily cuts pineapple into perfect rings. My girlfriend Gabbie bought this for me a few years ago, and I love it; it’s called the Pineapple Easy Slicer[7]. It’s simple to use and it’s awesome. If you prefer canned pineapple, be sure it’s packed in juice and not syrup.

By the way, this is also great without the bun if you’re watching your carbs, just serve it on a bed of lettuce and drizzle the teriyaki sauce on top. Without the bun, the burgers are Weight Watchers 6 points plus.

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger
Servings: 8 • Size: 1 burger • Old Points: 7 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 8 pt*
Calories: 330 • Fat: 10 g • Carb: 37 g • Fiber: 6 g • Protein: 29 g • Sugar: 21 g
Sodium: 584 mg • Cholest: 60 mg   *without bun: 6 PP


  • 2 lbs Laura’s Lean 93% ground beef
  • 1/2 cup grated carrots
  • 1/2 cup chopped scallions
  • 1 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tbsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sriracha sauce (or more if you like it spicy)
  • 8 slices fresh pineapple
  • 8 whole wheat 100 calorie buns (I used Martin’s)
  • 8 lettuce leaves

For the pineapple teriyaki sauce:

  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh grated ginger, very fine
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced


For the burgers: Gently combine the ground beef with grated carrots, scallions, ginger, soy sauce and sriracha sauce. Form into 8 equal sized patties, try not to overwork the meat so it doesn’t get tough.

For the teriyaki sauce:  Combine the cornstarch in cold water and dissolve. Set aside.

Mix soy sauce, pineapple juice, brown sugar, grated ginger and garlic in small saucepan over medium-low heat; bring to a boil and simmer until sauce reduces, about 15 to 18 minutes. Add cornstarch water mixture and simmer until thick, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Heat the grill. When hot clean the grates and spray with oil. Place the patties on the grill and cook on high heat for about 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until burgers are cooked to your liking. While the burgers are cooking, grill the pineapple slices for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

To serve, place a piece of lettuce on the bottom of each burger bun. Top with the cooked burger and 1 tbsp of teriyaki sauce, then top with grilled pineapple.

Teriyaki sauce recipe adapted from[8]

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Laura’s Lean Beef[9].
I only share products I am passionate about and use in my own kitchen
on a daily basis. I created this recipe and received compensation to do
so, hope you enjoy!


  1. ^ Laura’s Lean ground beef (
  2. ^ Grand Floridian Resort (
  3. ^ Kona Cafe (
  4. ^ Laura’s Lean Beef (
  5. ^ giveaway over at Skinny Bits (
  6. ^ click link for giveaway (
  7. ^ Pineapple Easy Slicer (
  8. ^ (
  9. ^ Laura’s Lean Beef (

Griddled courgettes with chilli lime dressing

  • Serves: 6

  • Prep time: 15 mins

  • Cooking time: 5 mins

  • Total time: 20 mins

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Courgettes always look so attractive when cooked on a griddle pan and this recipe turns this simple vegetable into something quite special. Drizzle chilli lime dressing over the griddled courgettes to give a light and delicious Summer lunch. It can be served warm but is also perfect served cold for a buffet or party with other salad dishes. Serve it with crusty bread so you can mop up the dressing. The delicious dressing adds a great depth of flavour to the dish making it perfect for a light option and healthy too.

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