Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 packet beefy onion soup mix (or my homemade version)
2 tablespoons ginger teriyaki marinade mix
1 (8-ounce) can pineapple rings, drained, juice reserved
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon wasabi paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Lettuce, tomato, onion, for serving

1. Set up grill for direct cooking over high heat. Oil grate when ready to start cooking.
2. In a mixing bowl, stir to combine ground beef, soup mix, teriyaki marinade mix, and 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice.
3. Form 4 patties slightly larger than bun. Gently press pineapple rings into tops of burgers.
4. Season burgers with salt and pepper and place on grill pineapple side down. Cook 8 minutes per side for medium.
5.Mix together mayonnaise, wasabi, and soy sauce.
Serve hot with lettuce, tomato, onions, and wasabi mayonnaise.
Makes 4 servings


INDOORS: Follow instructions for preparing burgers. Preheat broiler. Place burgers pineapple side up on wire rack over foil lined baking sheet or broiler pan. Broil 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 5 minutes per side for medium.


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