Hawaiian Teri Burgers
Hawaiian Teri Burgers are one of my favorite recipes. They give off a definite 1960's vibe to me, but I don't think that is a bad thing. They are delicious and easy to whip up for a quick dinner. I also like that they are different from any other recipe in my rotation.
I have always made these with ground beef, but a couple of my friends who have tried the recipe have told me that they have tried it with ground turkey and the burgers turned out great. So, if ground turkey is more your speed, I am sure they would work out wonderfully.
The key to success with these burgers is having a light touch when mixing the other ingredients into the meat. The beef will bind up and the burgers will be tough if the meat is overhandled in the mixing and forming process.
These teriyaki burgers are simple to prepare and result in a tender, juicy, and flavorful patty. You will have to get your hands dirty mixing the meat and forming the patties, but once that is done they are finished off in the oven. So easy!
I will also mention that this recipe calls for soy sauce, but I always substitute coconut aminos.
My mom made these for our family when I was growing up and I have always loved them. Admittedly, when I first started making them for my family, my husband and boys took a time or two to warm up to them. That never bothered me because I loved having them for leftovers at lunch for myself the next day or two. However, now they all LOVE them and there are never any leftovers. Oh well, I miss my leftovers, but I am glad it didn't take them long to grow to love these fantastic teriyaki burgers as much as I do.
I don't know how Hawaiian these really are, but they are definitely worth making. We like these best served over rice with some steamed veggies on the side. So good !!
Now, for the recipe . . .