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Teriyaki Cheeseburgers

Teriyaki cheeseburgers are juicy and sweet layered with teriyaki sauce, grilled pineapple and onions, with a slathering of mayonnaise.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time17 mins
Course: BBQ
Cuisine: Cheeseburgers
Servings: 5 cheeseburgers
Author: Ellen


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 5 to 6 pineapple slices
  • 5 to 6 onion slices
  • 5 to 6 slices Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 5 to 6 hamburger buns
  • mayonnaise

Teriyaki sauce

  • 1/2 cup store bought teriyaki sauce
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 TBS rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 tsp cornstarch


  • In a large bowl, with your hands mix the ground beef with salt, black pepper, and 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce.
  • Shape into 5 large or 6 medium hamburgers
  • Spread 1 TBS of teriyaki sauce over each hamburger
  • Prepare your grill according to manufacturer's directions
  • Grill to doneness you prefer but at least 160 degrees internally, turning halfway and spreading additional TBS of teriyaki sauce over each hamburger
  • Spread 1/2 TBS of teriyaki sauce over each pineapple slice
  • minutes before hamburgers are done place on your grill the pineapple slice and onions
  • Place buns on the top level or outer side of your grill to toast lightly
  • Top hamburgers with cheese and let melt mostly
  • Remove everything from the grill
  • Spread generously mayonnaise and teriyaki sauce over the top bun
  • Layer bottom bun, onion, teriyaki cheeseburger, pineapple slice, and top bun
  • Devour

Teriyaki Sauce

  • In a measuring cup add your water and cornstarch, whisk together until smooth
  • In a medium sauce pan add all your ingredients
  • Over medium heat bring sauce to a boil, whisking often
  • Lower temperature of stove, continue to whisk constantly for an additional 4 minutes
  • Remove from heat, use immediately or store in refrigerator up to 1 week