A couple of nights ago, we made one of my favorite summer meals, Aloha Burgers! Caleb & I fell in love with Aloha Burgers (or Hawaiian burgers) back when we were dating & would frequent Red Robin. After we got married & moved hundreds of miles away from the nearest Red Robin, we decided we should try making our own version. After trying a few different methods, in particular with the teriyaki seasoning, I think we’ve come up with a super yummy, & easy, summer meal. I may even venture to say we like them better than the original.
1 lb ground beef
1/4 c teriyaki sauce/marinade
1/8 t sea salt
1/4 t fresh ground pepper
4 thick slices cheddar cheese
fresh pineapple slices
whole wheat buns/bread
In a small bowl, mix together ground beef, teriyaki, salt & pepper. Patty beef into 4 burgers & refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.
Grill burgers until internal temperature reaches 160° F. Top burgers with cheese slices for just a minute to melt.
Carefully grill pineapple slices over med-high heat, just until you can see grill lines.
If desired, toast split whole wheat buns or bread slices for 30 to 60 seconds on the grill.
Assemble by placing a dollop of mayonnaise onto the bun, top with burger, cheese & pineapple slices.
Serve with a side salad or veggie. Enjoy!!
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