3 1/2 cups water
2 cups soy sauce
2 cups light brown sugar
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
I know it sounds like a lot but you will use it all :) Directions: Combine the Teriyaki sauce ingredients in a small saucepan.
Heat over medium high heat, bring mixture to a boil.
Reduce heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sauce thickens.
Cover and chill marinade in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (formed into 4 5oz patties)
1 can pineapple rings
4 slices cheddar cheese
4 sesame seed burger buns
1 sliced tomato (optional)
4 tbsp mayonnaise
1 cup shredded lettuce
Form the ground beef into 4 beef patties, and empty and drain the pineapple slices.
Pour the 1/2 of the chilled marinade into a container big enough to hold the 4 beef patties, and set each patty into the container coating each side thoroughly.
Pour 1/2 the remaining marinade over the patties, cover.
In a large ziploc bag place the pineapple rings and the other half of the remaining marinade over them and place in the fridge next to the patties.
Refrigerate both for 4 hours.
When you are ready to cook your burgers, preheat your grill or bbq to medium heat.
I spray the grate with Pam to keep these from sticking.
Cook your burger as you normally would, doneness wise.
When you flip the burger, place the pineapple slices on the grill, they take half the time the burgers do. The pineapple slices are done when you can see grill marks on both sides.
1 minute before the patty is done, place the cheese on top to melt.
Remove the patties and pineapple from the grill.
Turn on oven to broil, and butter the inside top and bottom of each bun and place on a cookie sheet, with the sesame side down.
Watch closely as they toast really quick ( I've burned more buns!).
Remove from oven.
Build your burger by placing about 2 tsp mayonnaise on the toasted faces of the top and bottom bun. Stack the hamburger patty on the bottom bun, and arrange the tomato slices on top of the patty. Follow with a pineapple slice on top of each tomato and finish with shredded lettuce.
Place the top bun on the burger and enjoy!