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Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers

Grilled Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers

By Traeger Kitchen

This sweet Hawaiian burger recipe packs Big Island flavor into a backyard classic. Switch things up, and impress your guests, at your next BBQ with a burger that will blow their minds.

Prep Time

20 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 fresh pineapple
1 red onion
As Needed Olive oil
To Taste Salt
To Taste Pepper
1 Pound ground beef
4 Tablespoon teriyaki sauce of choice, plus more for serving
1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs
As Needed Traeger Jerky Rub
4 Slices pepper jack cheese
4 hamburger buns
1 Head butter lettuce


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 400˚F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes. For optimal results, set to 500°, if available.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

  • 2

    With a sharp knife on a cutting board, remove the skin from the pineapple, then core and slice it into 1/4-inch rounds.

    • 1  fresh pineapple

  • 3

    Slice the onion into 1/4-inch rounds, and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, and pepper.

    • 1  red onion

    • As Needed Olive oil

    • To Taste Salt

    • To Taste Pepper

  • 4

    In a medium bowl, add the ground beef, teriyaki sauce, panko, and Traeger Jerky Rub. Mix to combine, and form into 4 equal patties.

    • 1 Pound ground beef

    • 4 Tablespoon teriyaki sauce of choice, plus more for serving

    • 1/4 Cup panko breadcrumbs

    • As Needed Traeger Jerky Rub

  • 5

    Place the burger patties, pineapple, and onion directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook the burgers, pineapple, and onion for 5 minutes per side. During the last minute of cooking, add cheese to the burgers and toast the buns if desired.

    500 ˚F / 260 ˚C

    • 4 Slices pepper jack cheese

    • 4  hamburger buns

  • 6

    Remove the burgers, pineapple, and onions from the grill. Build the burgers. Start with the bottom bun and top with lettuce, the burger patty, grilled onion, and grilled pineapple. Drizzle with more teriyaki sauce and the top bun. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

    • 1 Head butter lettuce

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