This recipe for Asian Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple is packed with flavor and perfect for a twist on your classic hamburger. Made with spices, soy sauce and a teriyaki glaze, this burger pairs perfectly with brown sugar glazed grilled pineapple! I partnered with HomeRight on this recipe to share a delicious dinner made using the ElectroLight on a charcoal grill.
We’re as guilty as the next family at getting stuck in a rut sometimes when it comes to dinner. Especially when we’re cooking on the grill for some reason! It’s just so easy to throw a classic hamburger recipe together and call it done.
But I wanted to mix things up a little recently, and I’m here to tell you that it’s just as easy to throw together this Asian Pork Burger! In fact, I think I used even less ingredients than I do when I make hamburgers. Plus, they aren’t nearly as fatty so they really do stay true to size while they’re cooking. I love a burger that fills up the whole bun!
Start by lighting your charcoal grill. I always use my HomeRight ElectroLight for this, because it gets the job done fast and means I don’t have to deal with starter fluid. Be sure to check out the HomeRight site for more ways to use the ElectroLight!
How to Make Asian Pork Burgers
Start with a pound of ground pork. I had closer to 1.25 lbs, so don’t stress too much about getting this measurement right. Just make sure you’re using ground pork and not sweet Italian sausage or anything like that. It’s easy to confuse the two!
Most of the ingredients can be swapped for either fresh or dry depending on what you have on hand. For instance, I pretty much always use fresh garlic but it’s no big deal to swap that out for pre-minced garlic from the produce section or even garlic powder if that’s all you have. I used ginger powder, but you can easily use fresh ginger instead. You can even swap the green onions for a yellow sweet onion if that’s easier on you!
Don’t get too bogged down with the specific ingredients. Figuring out substitutions is part of the fun of cooking!
I brushed the tops of the burgers with a teriyaki glaze and dipping sauce. after I flipped them, I brushed the other side with more of the glaze.
How to Grill Pineapples
If you’ve never grilled pineapple slices before, you are really missing out! You can mix a little brown sugar and honey to brush on the pineapple and it gets so sweet and caramelized. Perfect with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or just to eat plain!
For this recipe, I wanted more of a sweet Asian flavor, so I mixed some brown sugar with the teriyaki glaze and brushed that right on the pineapples.
They only take about 2-3 minutes per side. As soon as you start seeing the grill rack lines and they look caramelized, you can remove them.
They really make this whole burger, so please don’t skip them!
What Toppings to Add to Asian Pork Burgers
In addition to the grilled pineapple, we added a little bit of lettuce, some cream cheese and another drizzle of the teriyaki glaze (can you tell how much I love it!).
The heat from the grilled pork really melts the cream cheese and it adds such a rich, creaminess to the whole burger! It really is delicious, but you’re welcome to try another cheese if you like. You could also add more chopped green onions to the top of your burger.
Asian Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple Recipe
Asian Pork Burgers with Grilled Pineapple
A delicious blend of ground pork and Asian flavors paired with grilled pineapple for a fun twist on the classic burger!
Asian Pork Burgers
- 1 lb Ground Pork
- 1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
- 2 Cloves Garlic (minced)
- 3 Green Onions (finely chopped)
- 1/2 tsp. Ginger Powder
- 1 tsp. Seasoning Salt
- 4 Pineapple Rings
- 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
- 1 Tbsp. Teriyaki Glaze & Marinade
Toppings and Glaze
- Teriyaki Glaze & Marinade
- Hamburger Buns
- Cream Cheese (softened)
- Light your charcoal grill.
- Combine all burger ingredients in a large bowl and mix until well combined. Form into 4 burger patties.
- Place on grill and grill for about 4-6 minutes on each side. Baste with Teriyaki Glaze while it is grilling.
- Combine brown sugar and teriyaki glaze and brush over pineapples. After you flip the burgers once, add the pineapple rings to the grill and grill about 2-3 minutes on each side or until they begin to caramelize.
- Build your burgers and enjoy!