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These delicious teriyaki turkey burgers make a wonderful weeknight dinner or addition to your summer barbecue, complete with a grilled pineapple ring!

It’s day 3 of Meat Week!

Today, I’m mixing it up a bit and using ground turkey instead of ground beef, making these burgers lighter and healthier than the rest of the week.

How to Make This Burger Even Healthier

The nutritional facts for this recipe were calculated using all of the ingredients exactly as written, but if you are trying to lose weight, this recipe can still be a part of your healthy diet!

Here are a few tips for making this burger even healthier.

Use Extra Lean Ground Turkey

The leaner the meat, the less fat and the fewer calories. Just beware that leaner meats may not be quite as moist.

Sub Greek Yogurt for the Mayo

Plain Greek yogurt is a great healthy substitute for mayo. It won’t taste exactly the same, but it still gives you that lovely creaminess in the sauce on your burger.

Opt For A Whole Wheat Bun

Trading your regular buns for a whole grain variety will give you more nutrients and, usually, less calories.

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers : So Very Blessed

The burgers themselves combine ground turkey, garlic, breadcrumbs, minced garlic, green onions, pepper, and teriyaki sauce to make a moist and tender patty.

It’s topped with a teriyaki mayonnaise (yum!) and grilled pineapple (double yum!)!

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers : So Very Blessed

But, don’t use canned pineapple like I did.  It was handily already in our pantry and I was trying to use it up, but…don’t do it. Get the fresh stuff. Because grilled pineapple is a thing of beauty and the canned stuff is just too thin to bring out the entirety of the warm, juicy goodness.

There was a restaurant in the town where I grew up in Colorado that served a teriyaki burger and it was such a great burger, but they used canned pineapple and it really just ruined it. You’d think I would have remembered that lesson, but apparently, I’m a little thick headed.

So, learn from my mistakes. Don’t do it.

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers : So Very Blessed

Even with the canned pineapple, this was one of my favorite burgers of the week!

Stay tuned, two more burgers are coming your way!

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Teriyaki Turkey Burger Recipe : So Very Blessed

Teriyaki Turkey Burgers


  • Author: Becky @ So Very Blessed
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 26 minutes
  • Yield: 4 burgers 1x

Description

These delicious teriyaki turkey burgers make a wonderful weeknight dinner or addition to your summer barbecue, complete with a grilled pineapple ring!


Scale

Ingredients

For the burgers

  • 1 1/4 lbs ground turkey
  • 3 Tbs breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbs teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 stalks green onions, diced
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper

For the toppings

  • 4 pineapple rings
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbs teriyaki sauce
  • 4 hamburger buns

Instructions

  1. Mix together ground turkey, breadcrumbs, teriyaki sauce, garlic, green onions, and pepper.
  2. Divide meat into 4 equal pieces and shape into patties.
  3. Grill both the burgers and the pineapple rings, covered, over high heat for 5-8 minutes (less for the pineapple, depending on how thick the slices are) per side, or until meat temperature reaches 165 degrees.
  4. While the burgers are cooking, mix together the 1/4 cup mayonnaise and 1 Tbs teriyaki sauce.
  5. Remove the burgers and pineapple from the grill.
  6. Place a burger patty, a pineapple ring, and ~1 Tbs teriyaki mayonnaise on each hamburger bun.

Notes

**Nutritional info includes all of the ingredients, including the bun, as listed above. Read the post for tips to save on calories and make this burger an even healthier choice.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grill
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 burger
  • Calories: 524
  • Sugar: 14 g
  • Sodium: 1244 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 54 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 35 g
  • Cholesterol: 105 mg

Keywords: teriyaki turkey burger, grilled pineapple