When we visited Lauderdale-by-the-Sea last summer I saw a Teriyaki Burger on the menu at Aruba Beach Cafe. Their burger was a beef burger with grilled pineapple and Monterey Jack cheese…sounded really good to me! I actually didn’t order it but it’s been in the back of my mind ever since. So for today’s post I decided to create my own version of a Teriyaki Burger using ground chicken marinated in Honey Teriyaki sauce with fresh minced garlic. Instead of Monterey Jack I found a Mango Fire Cheddar cheese that was both sweet and spicy and used a fresh onion roll to provide the perfect tangy balance. The end result was delicious! So juicy that you may have to keep a few napkins on hand…
Caribbean Teriyaki Burger
1 lb ground chicken
2 tablespoons Ken’s Honey Teriyaki Marinade & Sauce
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 slices fresh pineapple
4 slices Mango Fire Cheddar cheese (or Monterey Jack)
4 fresh onion rolls
Teriyaki-Mayonnaise (recipe below)
Gather your ingredients. Combine the ground chicken, Teriyaki marinade & minced garlic. Shape into burgers. Spray a skillet with cooking spray and cook burgers about 5 minutes on each side. Meanwhile, spray a grill pan with cooking spray and grill pineapple slices 2-3 minutes on each side.
During the last few minutes of cooking, add the slices of Mango Fire Cheddar cheese to the cooking burgers and allow to melt. In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon Teriyaki Marinade with 2 tablespoons mayonnaise; whisk well to combine flavors.
To assemble Caribbean Teriyaki Burgers: slice onions rolls in half. Spread some Teriyaki Mayonnaise on both halves. Place a burger on each bun along with the grilled sliced pineapple and top bun. Take a big bite out of this juicy and delicious burger…don’t forget you’re going to need a few napkins to wipe all those juices off of your fingers!
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