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From home cooking to farm-to-table cuisine, the Upstate is a place for foodies. You can enter your favorite recipes during our quarterly Carolina Eats Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles. All submitted recipes will be published here for everyone to enjoy.

Hawaiian Teriyaki Burgers

This recipe was submitted by Traci McConnell of Hendersonville, NC, in the Carolina Eats March Hoops Recipe Sweepstakes presented by Ingles.

Ingredients

1 pound ground sirloin
1/2 pound ground pork
1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
1 egg, slightly beaten
1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
3/4 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon McCormick Grill Mates Hamburger Seasoning
2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
Vegetable oil, for brushing on the grill rack
12 Kings Hawaiian Rolls, split
Fresh spinach leaves
1 20 oz. can pineapple tidbits, drained
4 slices bacon, cooked & crumbled
Fresh spinach leaves

Directions

  • Prepare a medium-hot fire in a charcoal grill with a cover or preheat a gas grill to medium-high.
  • To make the patties, combine the sirloin, pork, onion, egg, breadcrumbs, garlic, pepper, Grill Mates seasoning, mustard, and teriyaki sauce in a large bowl. Handle the meat as little as possible to avoid compacting it, mix well.
  • Divide the mixture into 12 equal portions and form the patties to fit the buns.
  • When the grill is ready, brush the grill rack with vegetable oil. Place the patties on the rack, cover, and cook, turning once, until done to preference, 7 minutes on each side for well done.
  • During the last few minutes of cooking, place the buns, cut side down, on the outer edges of the rack to toast lightly.
  • To assemble the burgers, on each roll bottom, place several spinach leaves, then place a patty, pineapple, bacon crumbles, and a couple of jalapeno slices.
  • Brush bun tops with teriyaki sauce and serve.
  • Makes 12 slider burgers

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