teriyaki & grilled pineapple burger

teriyaki & grilled pineapple burger

yield: serves 4

teriyaki & grilled pineapple burger

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  • 1/2 cuplow sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • 1/2 cupmirin
  • 2 tblspbrown sugar
  • 1 tblspfresh grated ginger
  • 1 pkggardein ultimate beefless burger
  • 8slices swiss cheese (vegan option avaiable)
  • 4fresh pineapple rings
  • 4sesame seed hamburger buns, cut in half
  • 4 tblspmayonnaise (vegan option available)
  • 4pieces of boston bibb or iceberg lettuce
  • 1/2red onion, cut into thin slices

teriyaki & grilled pineapple burger


To make teriyaki sauce stir together soy sauce, mirin and brown sugar in a saucepan.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced and syrupy, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat, stir in ginger, and set aside to cool. Meanwhile, preheat grill.

Brush frozen gardein burgers with some of the teriyaki sauce. Grill over medium heat, turning every minute for 4 to 6 minutes, brushing with teriyaki sauce frequently.

During last minute of cooking, place a slice of cheese on each burger and melt.

Grill pineapple slices over medium heat until caramelized, about 1 minute per side.

Toast cut side of hamburger buns on grill over medium heat.

Assemble burgers by spreading some of the mayonnaise on bottom hamburger bun, topping with a piece of lettuce, a few slices of onion, gardein ultimate burger patty and a slice of grilled pineapple.

Drizzle with a little of remaining teriyaki sauce before capping each burger with a hamburger bun top. Serve immediately.

Chef Tip: Mirin is a sweetened rice wine that can be found in the Asian or international section of your grocery store.

comments (7)

  1. Kinoshita |

    We just had the shredded bcauerbe something really good. My meat-eating husband even enjoys it. Nice flavor and not at all spicy. We enjoyed it with corn tortillas, avocado, tomato, lettuce, and corn (we had an ear to use up). Very satisfying. After reading your review I picked up chicken breasts I’m looking forward to enjoying them with pasta and a salad in the near future. Thanks for the tip!

    1. stephanie |

      Thank you for your support

  2. Sheila Johnson |

    So good.

  3. Margaret |

    Do I need to thaw the burger patty before cooking it?

    1. Sara |

      Hi Margaret! Gardein products should be cooked from frozen. Hope this helps, and happy cooking!

  4. Kimberly Johnson |

    so good delicious

  5. Lynne B |

    Love the idea of a teriyaki burger with pineapple! That will be my next grilling project!

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