Gluten free teriyaki grilled pineapple burgers are the perfect twist for your next summer barbecue! Juicy beef hamburger patties rubbed with ginger-brown sugar rub, fresh grilled pineapple slices, and a creamy teriyaki mayo will make your mouth water!
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Last memorial day we had a barbecue at my parent’s house (while we were in the midst of rushing to pack our house and move. I still can’t believe that we packed and moved out in less than 2 weeks!)
I Instagrammed a photo of my sad lettuce wrapped burger. That was how I normally ate my burgers at that point.
One of my friends (Marlow Ravelli from Gluten Hates Me) commented on my photo and asked me if I had tried Canyon Bakehouse’s hamburger buns. She raved about how soft they were! I hadn’t tried them…yet.
And that was how I learned about Canyon Bakehouse! A company (and products) that are now near and dear to my heart.
Once you replace a traditional hamburger bun with a gluten free hamburger bun, you normally don’t have to make any other changes to enjoy a gluten free burger.
That is, unless you want to enjoy a Gluten Free Teriyaki Grilled Pineapple Burgers.
One of my favorite burgers I used to order at restaurants was a teriyaki burger with grilled pineapple, but because teriyaki at most restaurants contains traditional soy sauce (with gluten) it is no longer an option when eating out.
So I made it myself!
My favorite thing to do when grilling burgers is to make a quick brown sugar rub to sprinkle them with. It adds great flavor, the sugar caramelizes and forms a great crust on the burgers. It makes any hamburger patty special with minimal effort!
My sister in law first introduced me to using a rub on my hamburgers. She would often make gourmet hamburgers for family dinners, stuffed with cheese or herb compound butter.
One time when hosting a barbecue they decided to save time by seasoning pre-formed burger patties with a copycat burger seasoning. Since then, I have always made my own hamburger seasoning to take my hamburger patties to the next level.
You could also brush your hamburger patties with some gluten free teriyaki sauce after you flip them over.
I formed my own hamburger patties, but you don’t have too. I am not a pro-burger-patty-former, so mine weren’t very pretty. I probably should have just bought the pre-formed hamburger patties. But the thing of ground beef was cheaper…
I love the way that the sugars in fresh sliced pineapple carmelize when you grill it. It makes the perfect topping for a juicy grilled burger and the creamy teriyaki mayo pulls all the flavors in the Gluten Free Teriyaki Grilled Pineapple Burgers together.
I used a safe gluten free teriyaki sauce to make my teriyaki mayo. If you can’t find it locally you can order it online or make your own! (you can try using a gluten-free teriyaki sauce from What the Fork Food Blog, Allergy Awesomeness, or A Dash of Megnut.)
With these Gluten Free Teriyaki Grilled Pineapple Burgers you are all ready for your next barbecue!
- Sliced pineapple rings (mine were fresh but you can use canned rings if you prefer)
- Ginger Rub (recipe below)
- 4 hamburger patties
- 4 slices cheddar cheese (optional)
- Lettuce leaves
- 4 Canyon Bakehouse Gluten Free Hamburger Buns
- Teriyaki Mayo (recipe below)
- 3 tablespoons brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 ½ teaspoons ground ginger
- 1 ½ teaspoons salt
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- ½ teaspoon cayenne
- ¼ cup mayo
- 2-3 tablespoonsgluten free teriyaki sauce
- Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- Mix the ingredients together in a small bowl.
- On a clean hot grill, cook your pineapple slices for several minutes on each side until they get some nice char marks and the natural sugars start to carmelize.
- Sprinkle the top of your hamburgers liberally with the ginger rub. (I used the entire mixture divided between both sides of 4 hamburger patties. )
- Place ginger rub side down on a hot grill, liberally sprinkle the other side of the patties with the rest of the rub. Grill for approx. 4 minutes, flip, and grill for another 4 ish minutes or until cooked to your desired doneness.
- Lightly toast your gluten free hamburger buns on the grill, if desired.
- Stack up your hamburgers by spreading the gluten free hamburger buns with teriyaki mayo, top the bottom bun with a hamburger patty, grilled pineapple ring, lettuce leaf, and then the top bun.