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Teriyaki Turkey Burgers with Grilled Pineapple and Onions


Teriyaki Sauce
1/3 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons water
3 tablespoons honey
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 clove of garlic, grated
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon sriracha
2 teaspoons cornstarch + 2 teaspoons water, whisked together to make a slurry.

Teriyaki Turkey Burger
1 pound lean ground turkey
1/4 cup grated onion
2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
4 buns
4 fresh pineapple rings
1 red onion cut into 1/2 inch thick slices

Avocado Spread
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup plain non-fat Greek yogurt
Juice of a lime
1 teaspoon honey
Kosher salt and black pepper to taste


Teriyaki Sauce

  1. In a small saucepan whisk together all of the ingredients except the cornstarch water slurry.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Whisk in the cornstarch slurry and boil for another minute or until it has thickened.
  4. Remove from the heat and refrigerate in an airtight container until ready to use.

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers

  1. In a large bowl mix together the ground turkey, onion, teriyaki sauce, ginger, salt and pepper with your hands being careful not to overwork the meat.
  2. Form into 4 patties and set aside.
  3. Heat the grill to medium high heat and oil the grates.
  4. Brush the pineapple rings and red onion slices with a little oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Place them on the prepared grill and grill the pineapple for approximately 3 minutes per side and the onions for 4-6 minutes per side.
  6. While the pineapple and onions are grilling add the turkey burgers to the grill and grill for approximately 3-4 minutes per side.
  7. Toast the buns on the grill for about 1 minute if desired.

Avocado Spread

  1. Add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. Place the burgers on the toasted buns and spread a little more teriyaki sauce over the top.
  2. Add a pineapple ring and grilled onions to the top.
  3. Spread some of the avocado spread on the other half of the bun and serve.