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Grilled Cilantro Burgers with Teriyaki and Pineapple

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Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce

As if these cilantro burger sliders aren’t delicious enough on their own, they’re also made with grilled pineapple, melted Swiss cheese and served with homemade teriyaki sauce.

These juicy burgers make a wonderful appetizer as well as a main dish.

But napkins may be required.

When I go to events where appetizers are served, I’m so glad when there are sliders or other heavy appetizers because so often I don’t have the time to grab lunch or dinner before heading over to the gathering.

Here are more appetizers you may like “Pan-Fried Pork Chinese Dumplings“, “Jalapeno and Cheese Taquitos” and “Mini Shrimp Tostadas with Homemade Guacamole“.

 

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce

And feel free to customize these sliders to your liking.

Adding sliced tomatoes, fresh spinach leaves, lettuce and mayonnaise are delicious options.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Teriyaki Sauce Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Sauce – garlic, pineapple juice (from the can of sliced pineapple), Hoisin sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and honey

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders Ingredients

For the Sliders – ground beef, cilantro, green onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, salt, Swiss cheese, slider buns (or small rolls), and teriyaki sauce

printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

Here’s how to make it.

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

Diced garlic on cutting board

Add diced garlic to pan

To a medium size pot, add chopped garlic,

Add soy sauce to pan

Hoisin sauce,

Add Hoisin sauce to pan

soy sauce,

Add sesame oil to pan

sesame oil,

Add rice vinegar to pan

rice vinegar,

Canned pineapple and teriyaki sauce in bowl

and,

Add pineapple juice to teriyaki sauce

all of the pineapple juice from an 8 ounce can of sliced pineapple.

Add honey to teriyaki sauce

Add the honey and stir all ingredients together.

Cook the sauce on low to medium heat until it starts to thicken (about 15 to 20 minutes).

Stir the sauce as its cooking.

Once the sauce starts to thicken, remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

For the Cilantro Burger:

Heat the barbecue grill on medium heat.

Uncooked ground beef in bowl

In a medium size bowl add ground beef,

Chopped cilantro on cutting board

Add chopped cilantro to ground beef in bowl

chopped cilantro,

Add red pepper flakes to ground beef in bowl

Add red pepper flakes to ground beef in bowl

red pepper flakes,

Chopped green onions on cutting board

chopped green onions,

Add salt to ground beef mixture in bowl

salt, and garlic.

Chopped garlic in ground beef mixture in bowl

Mix together,

Cilantro burger patties on plate

…and make 4 small thick patties.

Cilantro slider burger patties on grill

When the grill is medium-hot add the burgers on the grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side (or longer if more well done burgers are preferred).

Grill slider hamburger patties on BBQ

For the last minute of cooking time, place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of each burger.

Transfer the burgers from the grill onto a plate, cover with foil and set aside (use a long enough piece of foil so it can be lifted high enough where it doesn’t touch the cheese).

For the Sliders:

Grill hamburger patties and pineapple slices on BBQ

For the Pineapple Slices – While the burgers are cooking, add slices of pineapple to the grill.

Grill pineapple slices on BBQ

As soon as grill marks show on the bottom side of the pineapple slices (about 2 to 3 minutes), turn them over.

Grilled hamburger patties with melted cheese on plate

Then as soon as there are grill marks on the other side, remove the pineapple from the grill onto a plate and set aside.

Drizzle teriyaki sauce on slider rolls

For the Buns – Slice the buns in half from side to side and lay them out with the cut sides facing up.

Drizzle teriyaki sauce on the sides that are facing up.

Hamburger patty with cheese on slider roll

Then add a slice of grilled pineapple and a cilantro burger to each bottom side of the bun.

Drizzle teriyaki sauce on slider burger

Next,

Teriyaki sauce on slider hamburger patty on bun

drizzle more teriyaki sauce on top of the burger.

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce

Cover the slider with the top sides of the bun and serve warm.

The sliders can also be made with…

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce

…additional condiments if preferred.

Sliced tomatoes, fresh spinach leaves, lettuce and mayonnaise are delicious options.

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki Sauce

Time to dig in and enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by CCC!

More Slider Recipes You May Like:

Fried Chicken and Bacon Gravy Sliders

Crispy Cheeseburger Sliders

Peppered Bacon Avocado Blue Cheese Sliders

Ground Turkey Sloppy Joe Sliders

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Teriyaki Cilantro Burgers

Grilled Cilantro Burger Sliders with Teriyaki and Pineapple

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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Burger, Sliders, Teriyaki Burger
Servings: 2

Ingredients

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • 1 can (8 ounces) pineapple juice from a can of sliced pineapple
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of Hoisin sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled and diced

For the Cilantro Burgers:

  • ¾ pound ground beef
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 green onions diced (including the green tops)
  • 1 clove garlic peeled and diced
  • 4 dashes salt
  • 4 slices Swiss cheese

For the Sliders:

  • Teriyaki sauce
  • Cilantro burgers
  • 4 slices of canned pineapple
  • 4 slider buns or small dinner rolls

Instructions

For the Teriyaki Sauce:

  • In a medium size sauce pan, add diced garlic, soy sauce, Hoisin sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, all of the pineapple juice from an 8 ounce can of sliced pineapple, and honey.  Stir together.
  • Heat the pan on low to medium heat until it starts to thicken (about 15 to 20 minutes).  Stir the sauce as its cooking. 
  • Once the sauce starts to thicken, remove the pan from the heat and set aside.

For the Cilantro Burger:

  • Heat the barbecue grill on medium heat. 
  • In a medium size bowl add ground beef, cilantro, red pepper flakes, chopped green onions, salt, and diced garlic. 
  • Mix together and make 4 small thick patties.
  • When the grill is medium-hot add the burgers on the grill and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side (or longer if more well done burgers are preferred).
  • For the last minute of cooking time, place a slice of Swiss cheese on top of each burger.  Transfer the burgers from the grill onto a plate, cover with foil and set aside (use a long enough piece of foil so it can be lifted high enough where it doesn't touch the cheese).

For the Sliders:

  • For the Pineapple Slices - While the burgers are cooking, add slices of pineapple to the grill. 
  • As soon as grill marks show on the bottom side of the pineapple slices (about 2 to 3 minutes), turn them over. 
  • Then as soon as there are grill marks on the other side, transfer the pineapple from the grill onto a plate and set aside.
  • For the Buns - Slice the buns in half from side to side and lay them with the cut sides facing up. 
  • Drizzle teriyaki sauce on the sides that are facing up. 
  • Then add a slice of grilled pineapple and a cilantro burger to each bottom side of the bun. 
  • Next, drizzle more teriyaki sauce on top of the burger. 
  • Cover the slider with the top sides of the bun and serve warm. 
  • Serve as is, or top with sliced tomatoes, fresh spinach leaves or lettuce, and mayonnaise.
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6 Comments

  1. Yum yum yum – these look and sound delicious!

  2. Oh my, these look amazing. I’ve just pinned this – thanks for posting, I’ll have to try this one!

  3. I sorta, kinda, really love you right now. These are genius, and pretty, and being made.