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Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple on parchment and white marble

Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple

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  • Author: Aberdeen
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Juicy, grilled burgers topped with teriyaki sauce, pineapple, red onion, and provolone cheese.


Units Scale

For the Burger Patties

  • 1 lb ground beef, 93% or 80% lean
  • 1/4 cup panko
  • 1/4 cup homemade or your favorite store bought teriyaki sauce
  • Pinch of coarse salt, and fresh ground black pepper

For the Burgers

  • 4 sesame seed buns
  • 4 pineapple slices
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds (about 1 round per burger)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • Butter lettuce leaves, roughly torn
  • Homemade or your favorite store bought teriyaki sauce for drizzling (2-3 tablespoons per burger)


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill or a grill pan rubbed with a little oil.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine ground beef, panko, teriyaki sauce, and a pinch of salt and pepper until thoroughly mixed. Divide meat into four, large and round equal portions to make the patties. Flatten to the approximate size of your burger buns. Press your thumb into the center of each patty, forming an indent, to allow for even cooking.
  3. Place burger patties on the grill surface. Cook one side for about 4-5 minutes. Flip and cook the other side for about 3-4 minutes for a medium rare patty.  For a medium patty, cook 5-6 minutes one side, and 4-5 minutes on the other. Add provolone cheese on top and cook for another minute, until melted. Remove from heat and rest the patties for about 5 minutes.
  4. While burgers are resting, place pineapple slices and red onion rounds on the grill. Cook 2-3 minutes per side until charred. Remove from heat.
  5. Optional: toast the buns on the grill for 2 minutes, face down, until slightly golden. Remove from heat and spread a little teriyaki sauce on each bun.
  6. Assemble the burgers, layering as follows: Bottom bun, butter lettuce, provolone burger patties, red onion rounds, pineapple slices, drizzle of teriyaki sauce, and top bun. Serve immediately.


If you're grilling these burgers on a larger outdoor grill, you can grill the burger patties, pineapple, and red onion all at the same time! Just make sure to remove the pineapple and red onion after 2-3 minutes per side and let the burgers continue cooking to desired doneness.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes