So I have this friend Kat (Hi, Kat!) who apparently thinks that cooking isn’t her thing. Little does she know that this recipe that I got from her is seriously one of our family’s favorite meals. The best part is that it’s just not super delicious, but it’s super healthy as well–low in calories and fat and high in lean protein. It’s seriously good enough for company and no one will ever know it’s good for them. Shhhh…I won’t tell.

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
1 lb. lean ground turkey
1/2 c. (plus more if you need it) dry bread crumbs
1/2 c. red or green bell pepper, minced (about 1/2 medium bell pepper)
1/2 c. thinly sliced green onion
1 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 small can pineapple slices; reserve juice
1/2 tsp. Kosher salt
Thick Teriyaki sauce (like Kikkoman or this recipe)
Light mayonnaise (optional, but very yummy!)
4 hamburger buns (you can use this recipe if you’re feeling ambitious)

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers_ingredients
Gently combine turkey, bread crumbs, bell pepper, green onion, ginger, 1/4 c. reserved juice from pineapple, and salt. Form into 4 deliciously large patties. Chill until ready to cook.

If you can, pop these puppies on the grill until done; otherwise, you could put these under the broiler in your oven, a grill pan on your stovetop, or just a frying pan. If desired, grill pineapple in last 5 minutes of cooking. Baste burgers with Teriyaki sauce during last two minutes of grilling. Spread buns with light mayonnaise and a little more Teriyaki sauce. Enjoy!

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers_with pineapple
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers_ready to eat
Nutritional Information:

 

Burger and Pineapple Only:
Calories: 238
Fat: 3.6
Fiber: 1.6
Weight Watcher points: 6
Burger and Pineapple on Whole Wheat Bun:
Calories: 358
Fat: 5.6
Fiber: 3.5
Weight Watcher Points: 8
*If you add light mayo, add 1 more Weight Watchers point
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Our Best Bites Hawaiian Turkey Burger

Hawaiian Turkey Burgers

  • Author: Our Best Bites
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 large burgers

Description

Boasting sweet pineapple and teriyaki flavors, these island-inspired turkey burgers are a fun way to mix things up on the grill!


Ingredients

1 pound lean ground turkey
1/2 cup (plus more if you need it) dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup red or green bell pepper, minced (about 1/2 medium bell pepper)
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onion
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 small can pineapple slices; reserve juice
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
Thick Teriyaki sauce (like Kikkoman or this recipe)
Mayonnaise (optional, but very yummy!)
4 hamburger buns (you can use this recipe if you’re feeling ambitious)

Instructions

Gently combine turkey, bread crumbs, bell pepper, green onion, ginger, 1/4 cup reserved juice from pineapple, and salt. Form into 4 deliciously large patties. Chill until ready to cook.

If you can, pop these puppies on the grill until done; otherwise, you could put these under the broiler in your oven, a grill pan on your stovetop, or just a frying pan. If desired, grill pineapple in last 5 minutes of cooking. Baste burgers with Teriyaki sauce during last two minutes of grilling. Spread buns with mayonnaise and a little more Teriyaki sauce. Enjoy!

Keywords: burgers, grill, turkey, Hawaiian, teriyaki

 

40 comments

  1. Meh, I don’t see what the big deal is. Health info can do anyone good! No matter what your situation is- dieting or not. And I think you are in the minority if you’re not dieting at all. Lucky!

    Kate (and Sara)- this looks delicious! As usual, love the blog and all your recipes 🙂

  2. Whoa, diplomatic panties? That sounds a little creepy. I hope you wash them regularly!

    Glad to hear it’s only a temporary dip into the diet mentality.

    Carry on! Carry on.

    1. My reply would be to tell you to shut up if you don’t like something keep it to your self no one is interested in hearing your nasty comments. Thank You

  3. Okay…putting on my diplomatic panties here…

    Ann–We’re truly sorry if including nutritional information rubs you the wrong way. However, we’ve found through numerous emails that people really appreciate us including the nutritional information and WW points.

    Normally, we don’t have the time or energy to calculate the nutritional information for all of our recipes (and really, do we want to know how many WW points are in Peppermint Candycane Brownies??), but we’ll continue to do it this month to help people (ourselves included) get back on track to eating right. This isn’t about “diet” food; rather, it’s about good, healthy food that we eat whether we’re dieting or not. We want to showcase some recipes that are healthy without being “diet” recipes.

    We hope that this won’t cause you to stop reading altogether! If it really bothers you, please feel free to skip the last paragraph of any post–we won’t be hurt, we promise! We will be sad, however, if you stop coming by!

  4. Ooooh, those look good! I’m kinda squeamish about mushing ground meat around with my hands, but I just might have to for these. I have a fresh pineapple that’s begging to be used and it looks like tomorrow might be warm enough to melt enough snow off my BBQ grill to actually do them outside. Bliss.

  5. I love your blog, read it all the time, drool over your recipes and pictures. And I know that you are trying to be healthy and supportive of people who are dieting….

    BUT (I know you could feel it coming)

    Could you please please please stop putting the weight watchers points info on your posts? It’s really rubbing me the wrong way. Consider it a way to be supportive of those who are NOT dieting.

  6. I’ve never made a turkey burger for my family, but i think I could make this and they’ed be happy with it. Thanks!

  7. Aw, I feel so special!!! I had no idea any of you guys even tried these. Well, I’m glad you like them enough to share the recipe here…they ARE yummy!

  8. Well, since I like burgers, but only if I make them myself (no fast food here), then this is on the list for the weekend grill’er… Thanks!

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