Roasted Pineapple Teriyaki Burgers

So you’ve made my roasted pineapple alfredo and now you have lots of sauce left over. And you’re really not wanting pasta the next day… So what do you do? Well first off you can freeze the left over sauce and let it thaw out in the fridge for 24 hours or so. (this makes things super convenient cause that means you could either make pasta in a few weeks when you want it… OR you could do this!!!)

This isn’t quite as healthy of a meal, however it does range at about the 600 calorie mark, and for a burger that’s not bad. Although you could easily make it healthier by substituting 93/7 ground beef, extra lean ground turkey, or ground chicken for the 80/20 ground beef I used.

10-12 oz of ground beef. (I do 4 oz for me, and 6 oz for Nick)
1 Tbsp Teriyaki sauce, whichever brand you like
2 oz of Feta Cheese
2 Tbsp chopped scallions/green onion + more to garnish
1 Tsp Garlic powder
1 Tsp onion powder or flakes
pepper to taste
1 cup roasted pineapple alfredo sauce
2 bulkie rolls or whatever kind of burger bun you prefer the calorie count includes 180 for the bun

In a large bowl mix together the top 8 ingredients, using your hands until well combined.
Form into 2 patties creating a divit in the center of them so that when they cook you end up with a flat patty instead of a puffed out patty
Grill your burgers to the doneness you prefer – for me med-rare, for Nick medium
while those are cooking heat up your left over sauce preferably in a pan so you can stir it regularly, but if thats not an option microwave works just as well

Plating of this gives you a few options, you can do this as an open faced knife and fork kind of burger with a slice of texas toast or bun on the bottom topped with the burger, smothered with sauce and then garnished with sliced green onion
You can spread some of the sauce on the top and bottom bun (be liberal) and garnish both top and bottom with sliced green onion and place the burger in the middle to serve as a normal burger. You can also add lettuce red onion or whatever else you want to this burger.

Personally I think I’m going to go with the open faced for me but I’ll make Nick the regular.

I hope you enjoy, and remember leftovers don’t have to be boring! =]

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