Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUBBA burger. All opinions are 100% mine.



 

Sticky, sweet and totally juicy, these Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers are going to be a hit with your family and the next party.

close up of a burger with grilled pineapple, teriyaki sauce, greens and onion jam

A juicy BUBBA burger with crispy field greens, a tangy onion jam, sweet teriyaki sauce and, of course, charred pineapple slices. Grilling pineapple caramelizes the natural sugars making them extra sweet and tasty.

Gourmet Burgers

I am a gal who craves burgers. And while there is nothing like a burger with just ketchup, mustard and maybe cheese, I also love a good specialty burger. One that complements the natural flavors of beef and provides unexpected flavors and textures.

I’m a true believer that a good burger should be just beef (and select complementary toppings) which is why we choose BUBBA burgers. They can be kept in the freezer and cooked frozen, so no need to think ahead. BUBBA burgers are made with 100% USDA Choice Chuck; no fillers, no artificial ingredients, and no preservatives. Click Here To Learn All About BUBBA!

overhead of grilled pineapple on a burger with brioche buns and bubba burger box

What You’ll Need

  • BUBBA burgers– BUBBA burgers only have one ingredient: 100% choice beef chuck and for this beef cookbook author, that is super important. They are high in protein and quality and super convenient.
  • Bun– I love a sweet brioche bun, but a sesame seed bun, Kaiser roll or any other type of bread. I even eat these sans the roll for a lighter lunch.
  • Field Greens– This sounds fancy, but it is just the spring mix at the grocery store. Butter, bibb or iceberg lettuce are great too.
  • Onion Jam– If you’ve never had onion jam, you don’t know what you are missing! Caramelized onions reduced with balsamic vinegar. It is sure to be your next favorite condiment. You can likely find it pre-made in the deli section, but it is also easy to make at home. 
  • Teriyaki Sauce– Teriyaki sauces vary greatly by brand, so taste test a few to find the one that suits your palette as far as sweet and salty. Or make it at home like I do so you can adjust these levels. You can also use a unique BBQ sauce called Huli Huli Sauce.
  • Pineapple Slices– Fresh or jarred, either works! Skip the grilling part, but know that not only does it heat them up, it allows those natural sugars to really shine.
open face burger sitting on brown parchment paper

How to Make a Teriyaki Burger

You have options when making your BUBBA burgers. For this Teriyaki Burger recipe, I opted to use the grill since I wanted to grill the pineapple too, but fee free to prepare yours indoors on a cast iron skillet.

  1. Place the frozen burger directly on a preheated grill (350°F on indirect heat) or skillet (medium heat).
  2. Wait for the juices to rise to the top without moving the burger around and do NOT press on it with a spatula, approximately 4 to 6 minutes. Browning is a good thing, it helps to develop natural flavors!
  3. Flip the BUBBA burger and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until your desired doneness.
  4. Allow the burger to rest. While the burgers rest, place the pineapple slices on direct heat, flipping once after 1 minute. They should easily develop char marks.
  5. Assemble the burger by placing field greens on the bottom, then your burger, a healthy slathering of onion jam, two pineapple slices and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
  6. Enjoy open-faced or top with the other half of the bun.
head-on view of a pineapple teriyaki burger without the top bun

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two burgers sitting on a wood cutting board

Leftovers

I highly suggest building your burgers fresh and enjoying them hot. If you do have leftovers, store the burgers and the topping separately and make them as needed.

Reheat in a skillet or a quick trip to the microwave and then assemble the burger from scratch just like the original instructions.

angle of toppings falling off a teriyaki burger

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Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

4.58 from 7 votes
Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers are the ultimate in juicy and sweet gourmet burgers using field greens, onion jam, pineapple slices and teriyaki sauce.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 2

Equipment

  • Heat Resistant Rubber Spatula

Ingredients

  • 2 BUBBA burgers
  • 2 brioche buns
  • 4 pineapple slices
  • 2 tablespoons onion jam
  • ¼ cup field greens
  • 2 tablespoon teriyaki sauce

Instructions

  • Place the frozen burger directly on a preheated grill (350°F on indirect heat) or skillet (medium heat).
  • Wait for the juices to rise to the top without moving the burger around and do NOT press on it with a spatula, approximately 4 to 6 minutes. Browning is a good thing, it helps to develop natural flavors!
  • Flip the BUBBA burger and cook for another 4 to 6 minutes or until your desired doneness.
  • Allow the burger to rest. While the burgers rest, place the pineapple slices on direct heat, flipping once after 1 minute. They should easily develop char marks.
  • Assemble the burger by placing field greens on the bottom, then your burger, a healthy slathering of onion jam, two pineapple slices and a drizzle of teriyaki sauce.
  • Enjoy open-faced or top with the other half of the bun.
  • If you’ve tried this recipe, come back and let us know how it was in the comment or star ratings!

Nutrition

Calories: 743 kcal, Carbohydrates: 73 g, Protein: 40 g, Fat: 32 g, Saturated Fat: 14 g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04 g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0.03 g, Cholesterol: 251 mg, Sodium: 1216 mg, Potassium: 197 mg, Fiber: 2 g, Sugar: 28 g, Vitamin A: 911 IU, Vitamin C: 12 mg, Calcium: 102 mg, Iron: 3 mg
Author: Jessica Formicola
Calories: 743
Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pineapple burger, teriyaki burger
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About the Author

Jessica Formicola

Jessica the mom, wife and food lover behind Savory Experiments. She is obsessed with butter, salt and bacon and spends all her time in the kitchen and behind a camera. Jessica is a contributor to PopKitchen by Parade, Better Homes & Gardens, The Daily Meal Food + Travel and more!

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Questions and Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    These pineapple teriyaki burgers have the sweet and savory flavors to it. Its the ideal burger to have this summer for our family gatherings.

  2. 5 stars
    These burgers are *everything*! The sweet and salty combo is just crave-worthy. I love a classic burger, but every once in a while it’s nice to switch things up and this recipe here is exactly why. SO GOOD.

  3. 5 stars
    These are the perfect burgers for a summer cookout. The sweet flavor of the pineapple really complements the meat perfectly!

  4. 5 stars
    Just looking at these is making me hungry. I love the combination of the sweet and tangy flavors here. Looks delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    These burgers are out of this world! These images make me hungry immediately. I can’t wait to have the actual burgers on my table now.