This burger has a lot of history in our house…you see, TGIFridays had a Teriyaki Bacon Burger that Hubster and I would go VERY often to eat. Sadly, it was a limited time meal and we were suddenly left without our beloved burger. But, that just gave us the perfect excuse to recreate it at home! I’ve made them once or twice before and friends, they are delicious!
So, let me rewind again. (sorry if I’m a little scatterbrained here!) Hubster and I have been training for the past several months. Lots and lots of hours of running all around our small town in the Texas summer heat and now in the cold winter weather. It’s been exhausting, but exhilarating. We ran a 5K in June, a Half Marathon in October, and I can proudly say that on Sunday, we completed the White Rock Marathon in Dallas…woohoo! (check out my medal!)
We both burned over 3,000 calories on this run. So, needless to say, we planned our “victory meal” wisely. Hubster was really craving a big juicy burger, so we turned to our favorite Teriyaki Bacon Burger on this special occasion. And it was good. So very very good.
Teriyaki Bacon Burger
4 hamburger patties (or any kind of patty you like)
4 hamburger buns
4 slices of Colby Jack Cheese
1 small can of pineapple rings
4 slices of bacon
Chow Mein noodles
Lettuce (any kind, I prefer romaine)
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
2 Tbsp brown sugar
Season both sides of hamburger patties with salt and pepper. Grill them to desired doneness. Top patties with a slice of cheese and let it melt. Grill the pineapple slices until done. Toast buns on grill if desired.
For the teriyaki sauce, combine the teriyaki sauce and brown sugar and warm in a small pot on the stovetop. Add a mixture of cornstarch and water (see box) to thicken sauce. Cook bacon in frying pan until done. Top the burger with pineapple, bacon, Chow Mein noodles, lettuce, and cilantro. Drizzle teriyaki sauce on top. Enjoy!
Source: A Beckster original, inspired by TGIFridays