Teriyaki Burgers With Grilled Pineapple

Moist and flavorful Teriyaki Pineapple Turkey Burgers are lean on fat content, but not on flavor! Mouthwatering sweet and salt flavors of pineapple and teriyaki go so well together, and are sure to satisfy your tastebuds!

Teriyaki Burger topped with grilled pineapple on a black plate.

Teriyaki Burger

If you’re looking for a little twist to a grilled burger, you must try this Teriyaki Turkey Burger with a slice of grilled pineapple! Wowza, what a delicious combination!

After I told my son that Ashley shared a Worcestershire Sauce recipe on the blog he said, “Now I need to share a recipe!

I would totally love The Foodie Affair to be a family blog, but in reality my son wasn’t actually thinking that he would develop a recipe, cook the meal, write and photograph the results to share.

What he really meant was, I’ll tell you what I want to eat and that’ll be my contribution!  LOL

Close up photo of a grilled turkey burger open face topped with pineapple.

How To Make Teriyaki Burger

Well, he did save me the step of deciding what to make for the evening, which is so helpful when my brain doesn’t feel like being creative, but my stomach wants a good meal!

This teriyaki turkey burger can be grilled or pan fried. Grill in the warmer months and pan fry the other days of the year.


  • Ground turkey (light or dark meat)
  • Homemade Teriyaki Sauce or purchased Veri Veri Teriyaki 
  • Grated ginger (optional)
  • Egg
  • Panko
  • Pineapple slices
  • Buns. For a low carb option, try these Keto Two Minute Burger Buns.

Kitchen Tools:

  • Large Mixing bowl and spoon
  • Measuring spoons and cups
  • Baking sheet
  • Outdoor grill or large frying pan

Step 1 Mix Ground Turkey

In a large mixing bowl add ground turkey, teriyaki sauce, grated ginger (optional) and egg.

Gently whisk the egg to break it up, then mix all the ingredients together.

Ingredients for teriyaki burgers in a large clear mixing bowl

Step 2 Add Panko

Next add the Panko flakes and gently fold into the turkey mixture.

Add panko flakes to ground turkey mixture.

Step 3 Shape Turkey Patties

Gently shape the patties (4-6) and place them on a baking sheet lined with foil.

Form a small indentation in the center of each burger to help evenly cook.

Place in the freezer for 30-60 minutes. This helps the turkey burger hold its shape before cooking.

Form turkey burgers and placed on a baking sheet with a small indentation in the center of each burger.

Step 4 Cook Teriyaki Burgers

For cooking on the stovetop, lightly grease the large skillet over medium heat. Cook the patties for 4-5 minutes on each side or until the internal meat thermometer reaches 165°F.

For cooking on a gas grill, pre-heat grill and lightly grease the grates with oil or non-stick cooking spray. Cook patties on medium heat (450°F) for about 4-5 minutes on each side or until the teriyaki burgers internal meat thermometer reaches 165°F.

Grilled turkey burgers on a hot grate.
Grilled Teriyaki Burgers
A white platter of cooked teriyaki burgers

Step 5 Grill Pineapple

Teriyaki burgers taste delicious with fresh pineapple. If you haven’t cut one on you own, you can learn to how cut a pineapple in this post.

After you have sliced the pineapple lightly baste each slice with teriyaki sauce. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side.

Sliced pineapple topped with teriyaki sauce for grilling.

What To Serve Teriyaki Burgers With Pineapple

Sam added avocado and jalapeños to his burger, but there was no way I could get a photo of that combination 😉

Additional options are sliced onions, lettuce and additional teriyaki sauce!

This burger would be delicious with my Lightened Up Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad if you would like a side dish to go along with it!

Broccoli slaw, sliced watermelon, pre-made tortellini salad or Fresh Fruit Salad are also great choices to complement teriyaki burgers.

top view of a teriyaki burger with watermelon and coleslaw on the plate.
Teriyaki Burger topped with grilled pineapple on a black plate.

Teriyaki Burgers Topped With Grilled Pineapple

These turkey burgers are a simple lunch or dinner idea with a tropical flair! Each burger is topped with a juicy pineapple slice.
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Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 5 Burgers
Calories: 452kcal
Author: Sandra Shaffer


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 3 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger to optional
  • 1/2 cup panko Japanese bread crumbs
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
  • Fresh pineapple slices
  • Hamburger buns
  • additional condiments; mustard mayonnaise, avocado, jalapeños (optional)


  • In a medium bowl mix together turkey, teriyaki sauce, egg, and ginger.
  • Add Panko.
  • Form patties and place on a baking sheet. If time permits, put them in the freezer for up to an hour.
  • Lightly spray grids on grill with cooking spray or wipe with olive oil. If cooking in a skillet, also lightly grease pan.
  • Grill (or pan fry) patties, covered, over medium heat for 4-6 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 165 degrees.
  • Grill pineapple slices on each side for 3-4 minutes or until heated.
  • Put together burgers topping with additional teriyaki sauce and any other condiments your wish.


I made 5 generous patties, but could stretch to 6 smaller patties.
These were very wet patties, but they grilled perfectly and held together without a problem.
Homemade teriyaki sauce just takes 5 minutes to mix up!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 452kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 18g | Cholesterol: 135mg | Sodium: 729mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g


Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.

This post was originally published July 2014, I have updated this post (May 2020) with new photos and additional content.

Black plate with a turkey burger, coleslaw and watermelon.
A tropical twist to a turkey burger. This flavorful teriyaki burger can be grilled or pan fried. Top with fresh pineapple for a tasty new flavor!
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  1. When you mentioned Worcestershire Sauce I got all excited. Hardly anyone I know likes it.