Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers ~ Sweet meets savory in a tropical explosion with this burger and its easy-to-find and often on-hand ingredients including pineapple and teriyaki sauce.
This post is sponsored by Tyson Foods, Inc. All content and opinions regarding these Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers are entirely my own.
Yay! Winter is over.
I live in Northern Utah, so…
We take spring as it comes to us. We recently celebrated temps in the low 70’s, only to wake up the next morning needing the heater again.
But when we do get those glorious days, we enjoy them. It’s not unusual for a Northern Utahn to be in shorts, a t-shirt, and flip flops when the temps hit the mid-50’s so you can only imagine what low 70’s signify: kiddie pools come out, SPF 1 billion gets applied (because we all significantly pale in the long winter months and get vitamin D deficiencies), and we turn our meal thoughts to grilling.
However, who has time to execute a Tuesday cookout when on Monday it was raining, and homework has to be done, and then there are the various after school activities like sports, music (or chores if you’re a mean mom like me), baths taken, etc, etc?
Easy Burger Ideas
Maybe it did rain for on you yesterday and that laundry list of weeknight stuff is your reality and you’ve got to get dinner done in 30 minutes or less AND the weather is awesome, what to do?
Why not use Ball Park® SteakhouseTM Flame Grilled Burgers to make a sensational, crowd pleasing, and weather appropriate burger using these patties I found at my local Smith’s (or any Kroger or Kroger brand family store) frozen aisle.
From there, you can build any level of burger to suit your fancy. You could go with the All-American (mustard, ketchup, lettuce, onion, tomato, and pickle). Or you could go even crazier and add a spoonful of mac n cheese on the patty. Bacon and sautéed mushrooms are always a classic and delicious option too.
Fancy sounding DOESN’T have to be hard, take this Pineapple Teriyaki Burger, sounds gourmet, but is easier than sautéing mushrooms for a burger. (No disrespect to sautéed mushrooms, I’m a huge fan, but that’s how easy this burger comes together with a few extra ingredients from the store, or even your pantry).
While the adults tend to enjoy bolder flavors with their burgers, good ole ketchup on a bun with or without a slab of cheese will please even the pickiest of little eaters of these Ball Park Burgers.
A Taste of the Tropics
If you’re like me, you like to play with flavors. No one said that exotic or international flavors had to be difficult and expensive. Luckily for me (and you), Smith’s has a fantastic international aisle full of items to make my busy weeknight dinners easier yet different.
Ok, pineapple and teriyaki sauce might be a bit of stretch to be authentically considered tropical, but hey, I made absolutely no claims about authenticity in my flavors today. These flavors are more a result of my recent trip and my desire to keep that island relaxation going a bit longer.
I’ve admitted many, many times here that I work far more than is healthy (single mom paying all the bills) but the stars aligned and I was able to afford, plan, and take a quick 5-day cruise to the Caribbean with my cousins. This trip was much needed.
As you’d expect from me, I made sure to enjoy as much of the local cuisine as I could. A-maz-ing.
But I’m home. Life has resumed. It really did rain. We really do have homework and such. I also had no food in the house. I LOVE to grocery shop, wandering up and down the aisles (it’s like therapy), but since my SPF 1 billion failed me, I came home with a sunburn. Grocery shopping after an entire day of cross country travel left me, well, in need of another vacation.
Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman
Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers
Thankfully, I had Smith’s ClickList to do the work for me. Logged in, filled my virtual shopping cart (with canned pineapple, prepared teriyaki sauce and Ball Park Steakhouse Flame Grilled Burgers), paid my bill, took a nap, had a cup of coffee, debated between that mountain of laundry and another nap, then picked up my groceries.
From grocery pick-up to the dinner table took right about an hour. I can’t complain about that at all. My Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers using Ball Park Steakhouse Flame Grilled Burgers may not have physically transported me back to my little island vacay, but the flavor was equally satisfying. And that 70° weather didn’t hurt either.
Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers
Sweet meets savory in a tropical explosion with this burger and its easy-to-find and often on-hand ingredients including pineapple and teriyaki sauce.
- 1 pkg Ball Park® Steakhouse™ Flame Grilled Burgers (4 patties)
- 4 hamburger buns
- 4 slices cheddar cheese; thick-cut
- lettuce leaves
- red onion slices
- tomato slices
- 1 tbsp teriyaki sauce (with sesame seeds)
- 4 pineapple rings; canned in natural juice
- 1/2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
- 1 tbsp mayonnaise
- 1 tsp pineapple juice (from can)
Cook Ball Park Steakhouse® Flame Grilled Burger according to package directions using preferred method.
While the patties cook, prep the vegetables.
In a small bowl, mix the teriyaki sauce, mayonnaise, and pineapple juice together, set aside.
If grilling or skillet cooking the patties, add the pineapple rings to the pan or grill the last minute of cooking. Flip after 30 seconds. Use the pineapple straight from the can if using the microwave or oven to prepare the patties.
When patties are seconds from being done, add a slice of cheese to each one.
Spread a think layer of the Teriyaki Mayo on both sides of the bun.
Add lettuce, onion, and tomato to the bottom bun.
Place the patty on top, brush the cheesed patty with 1/4 tbsp of teriyaki sauce (+/- to taste).
Add a pineapple ring on the patty and replace the top bun.
Serve and enjoy.
Since it’s totally not fair for me to keep all the fun to myself, Smith’s has this cool ClickList offer to save on tasty Ball Park products right HERE.