Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pancetta Burgers

by Lauren

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Some may say Hawaiian pizza is a sin. Namely, Italians.

But I am straight up Americano and have no shame in loving pineapple and Canadian bacon on my pizza…and now, in my burgers as well.

So as you can see, I decided this Hawaiian pizza idea had to be made into a burger idea.

Not even an Classic American Burger aficionado can call this a sin.

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While you may have seen slices of bacon and pineapple on a burger before I think it’s safe to say you haven’t had pancetta and pineapple chunks stuffed inside your burger patty.

And I’m willing to bet you haven’t had it glazed with a homemade teriyaki sauce either.

On that note, don’t you dare buy bottled teriyaki sauce.

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I just discovered how insanely easy it is to make yourself and will never again revert to the bottle.

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As soon as we bit into these guys, the room went silent and was then followed by a giant sigh.

Chris ate two – followed by a food coma.

Juicy, sweet, and salty topped with creamy white cheddar cheese and crisp lettuce.

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Important note: Please enjoy these in an atmosphere full of bubbles

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and with an ice cold pineapple rum cocktail.

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Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pancetta Burgers

Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients

1 lb. 80/20 ground beef

1 egg, lightly beaten

1/3 cup panko bread crumbs

1/4 cup pancetta, diced

½ cup pineapple chunks, very roughly chopped (you still want good size pieces to bite into!)

¾ teriyaki glaze, divided

3 green onions, thinly sliced

¼ teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon pepper

2 teaspoons grill seasoning, optional (cut out the additional salt if you use this)

4 burger buns, toasted or lightly grille

Toppings: Swiss or white cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato

Directions

Sauté pancetta for 3-4 minutes until it is slightly crispy; let cool. Using your hands, thoroughly combine beef, egg, bread crumbs, pancetta, green onions, pineapple, three tablespoons of teriyaki glaze, salt and pepper. Divide into four equal patties and lightly press your thumb into the middle of each (this prevents them from swelling so large that you can’t fit your mouth around them). Brush each with about a tablespoon of teriyaki glaze. Grill for 5-6 minutes on each side, topping with the cheese 2 minutes before they are done.

Spread desired amount of teriyaki glaze on the bottom of each bun. Pile on your burger patty, lettuce, tomato and top bun!

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From the Little Yellow Kitchen,

Lauren

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9 Responses to “Teriyaki Glazed Pineapple & Pancetta Burgers”

  1. Brilliant idea to mix your pineapple and bacon into your burger… that must ensure every bite is a success! And I will admit I’m a huge sucker for store bought Yoshidas teriyaki sauce, but I’ll give your homemade version a try to see if the extra work is truly worth it. :)

  2. This recipe looks AMAZING! but where did you get such a cool bubble gun?

  3. Congratulations on making the foodbuzz Top 9! How did one of your recipes that’s over a month old get picked? Any ideas?

  4. This looks so good, I am going to make it this weekends!

  5. Chrissy

    I hope you enjoyed these great burgers over the Memorial Day weekend!

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