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Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger is our favorite! It’s a secret blend of meat for the juiciest burger, teriyaki sauce, pineapple and a special pina colada sauce.

Does Pineapple Have Vitamin C?

Pineapples contain high amounts of Vitamin C.

Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger is our favorite! It's a secret blend of meat for the juiciest burger, teriyaki sauce, pineapple and a special pina colada sauce.

Cade has created a monster. A real life hamburger monster. Annnd that sounds gross. I’ve never really cared for burgers, but slowly and surely I’m realizing that it’s all about a well done burger. In fact I had one in Portland at Yakuza last fall that is still one of the best I’ve ever had. Except I had to shower when I got home as all the spices had gotten stuck in my hair and made my hair smell horrid. But it was worth it. Anyway we’ve been creating quite a few favorites like the Brazilian burger and the rest I’ll list with photos at the bottom of the post so you all can go pin crazy. But this teriyaki pina colada burger (which was inspired by the darling Jeana Hammer), well thanks to our 2 secrets for the best burger, is awesome!

What Hamburger Meat is Best?

Cut from the shoulder, ground chuck ranges from 15 to 20 percent fat and has a “rich” flavor and “tender,” “moist” texture.

The best choice for burgers.

Ground sirloin is a bit “dry” in burgers, though it does have “good beef flavor.”

Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger is our favorite! It's a secret blend of meat for the juiciest burger, teriyaki sauce, pineapple and a special pina colada sauce.

This is one of those burgers that you kind of have to trust me on. I know some maybe find it weird that we baste the burger, but trust me, it’s so yum. Good golly it’s good! I mean, if you can make a teriyaki steak (which happens to be a favorite of mine at Tepanyaki grills) then why not a burger? And then as they were cooking I thought, we just had Maui pork nachos with pina colada sauce which is one of our favorite football foods ever, so why not use the leftover sauce to make a pina colada mayo?! BOOYAH BABY!!

read more: Love burgers? Give our Special Burger Sauce a go too!

When is Hamburger Meat Done?

The interior of a raw hamburger usually does contain bacteria, and is safest if cooked well done.

Because E. coli is killed at 155 degrees Fahrenheit, the USDA sets the minimum safe temperature for ground beef at 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

The pina colada sauce originally comes from our ham dipping sauce, and you absolutely must try it and the world’s best honey mustard sauce come holiday season.

Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger is our favorite! It's a secret blend of meat for the juiciest burger, teriyaki sauce, pineapple and a special pina colada sauce.

It turned out so fantabulous! We all agreed that the only thing that would have made it even better would have been to use this brown sugar grilled pineapple, but we were trying to not ingest 5 million calories in one sitting so we decided on plain pineapple.

How Long Will Cooked Hamburger Keep?

Cooked ground beef will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator.


Bless this Mess also has a yummy Fajita Burger so check it out!

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Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger

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Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger

3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger is our favorite! It's a secret blend of meat for the juiciest burger, teriyaki sauce, pineapple and a special pina colada sauce.


  • 4 Brioche Buns
  • 2 pounds the [perfect burger mix]
  • 2/3  cup teriyaki sauce divided
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons of butter melted plus more for buns
  • 4 slices of pineapple core intact (see note)
  • 1/3 cup [Pina Colada Sauce]
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 slices colby jack cheese
  • 4-8 slices of cooked bacon


  • In a small bowl, combine the 1/3 cup pina colada sauce and mayo.
  • Butter each side of the buns, set aside, and heat the grill to high heat.
  • Mix the meat gently with the 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce.
  • Form into 4 burgers and brush with a little melted butter then sprinkle each side with salt and pepper.
  • Place on the grill and grill 4-7 minutes .
  • Using a spoon drizzle the teriyaki over the burgers.
  • Flip the burger and using a brush or a new spoon, spread teriyaki over the burger, plus any more at the end to taste.
  • Allow to cook for another 4-7 minutes or until done. (A well done burger will not be as flavorful so we usually do medium)
  • Place cheese over each burger right before it is done and close the lid to melt the cheese.
  • Meanwhile, grill the pineapple until marks appear, about 2 minutes, flip and grill again.
  • Remove to a plate and cut out the core.
  • Grill each bun, inside down until grill marks appear.
  • Spread the pina colada mayo on each side of the bun.
  • Place the burger, pineapple and bacon on the bottom and top with the lid.
  • Enjoy!


Leaving the core in while cooking will help the pineapple to not fall apart and be easier to turn. Once it's done use a paring knife or small donut hole cutter to remove the core.
Left overs can be refrigerated for 2-3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Teriyaki Pina Colada Burger
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 1253 Calories from Fat 756
% Daily Value*
Fat 84g129%
Saturated Fat 38g238%
Trans Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 25g
Cholesterol 349mg116%
Sodium 2934mg128%
Potassium 919mg26%
Carbohydrates 65g22%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 59g118%
Vitamin A 1338IU27%
Vitamin C 41mg50%
Calcium 311mg31%
Iron 7mg39%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

2 Secrets for the BEST Burger

There are just two secrets you need to know to pull off the best dang burger you’ve ever had and it all starts with a special blend of beef. We've discovered 2 secrets to building the best hamburger! Seriously so juicy and flavorful we didn't even use condiments or toppings ohsweetbasil.com

Brazilian Burger

The #Brazil Burger. This is the best dang #burger we have ever devoured! So delicious. And the burger, yup it has a #secret #ingredient. TRY IT!! ohsweetbasil.com_-8

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

And this family especially loves to eat.

They love everything from the keep you fit and healthy to the get out your sweat pants indulgent and everything in between.

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Recipe Rating


  • Best burger I’ve ever had! Will definitely make again.

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    • Yessssss! Thank you! This burger is such a dream!

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  • It would be a wonderful recipe had you given us the full recipe….such as for the teriyaki sauce, and how to make it. As well as for the special pina colada sauce! What good is a fabulous recipe if it DOESN’T contain the WHOLE ingredients list… To make it!

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  • Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really like and would love to try it ..

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  • Why is the recipe for the Pina Colata Sauce such a secret. You posted the recipe for the burger, so you should be responsible enough to supply the information on a main ingredient.

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    • Hi Henry, I’m a little confused… The pina colada sauce is linked to both in the post and in the recipe. It’s something we had already posted on the blog so there just wasn’t a need to type it all out again. It’s not a secret. 🙂 Here’s the link again if you need easier access, https://ohsweetbasil.com/ham-dipping-sauces-recipe/

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  • Hi,
    Could you please tell me where I can buy the pina colada source?
    I’m looking for some pina colada source recipes, I was not able to find it.

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  • This was seriously 1 of the best burgers I have EVER had!!! That pina colada sauce is to die for, & the grilled pineapple adds so much juicy flavour, I will definitely be making these again & again!

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    • Oh you’re wonderful!! Thank you so much for coming back to tell us. Made our night!

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      • I’m glad, because this burger made my night too – again this Monday! I made a large batch of the pina colada sauce (prior to mixing it with the mayo) this time. Do you know roughly how long it will keep in a refrigerated airtight container?

      • Laura,

        The last time we made the sauce it lasted about 3-4 weeks!

      • Perfect, thank you!

  • I tried this burger and it was mouth watering. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    • I’m so glad! Thank you!

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  • Your burgers sound delicious. I want to make the teriyaki piña colata one first. I have never heard of pia colata sauce. Do you buy it made, or do you make it.
    If you make it, what is the recipe? Thanks,

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    • Hi Holly, the recipe is included in there. 🙂

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  • Next time you are at Harmons you need to try Lolitas Brioche Bun, they are made in Utah. After you try them you will wounder why you used those so called brioche bun in this recipe.

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    • I’ll have to try that, those these were quite delicious as well. 🙂

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  • These look amazing! When you say pins colada sauce are you referring to cream of coconut used in making the drink? The combo of sweet, savory, salty, etc. sounds like perfection!

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    • Hi Susan, yes it has the cream of coconut in it. You can just click the link to the pina colada sauce recipe. Let me know if you need any help.

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  • For the pina colada mayo in the directions, do you mix the mayo with the pina colada sauce ingredient?

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    • yes, I’ll make sure that’s clear. 🙂

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  • Now that is one nice looking burger!

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    • thank you so much Kevin!

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  • OMG it looks truly delicious. I love pineapples and pina coladas. I am not too much of a burger fan, but YUM! I mean, I do love a good burger once in a while, but don’t crave them too often. When I do get the random seldom craving, a nice juicy burger hits the spot. I think this would be one of those burgers!

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    • We use the pina colada sauce minus the mayo on our hawaiian nachos too. They are amazing!

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  • Gosh this looks SO GOOD! I love grilled pineapple, I can’t wait to try this! Such an awesome flavor combo!

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    • Isn’t it like the greatest thing ever? Grilled pineapple is sent from heaven!

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  • What a great idea for a burger! This sounds delicious!

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    • thanks so much!

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  • I need this now! So gorgeous!

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  • Carrian — I have been drooling over these for the better part of 24 hours! I can’t get over the cheese! The pineapple! The juiciness! I NEED this!

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    • Yay! I’m so glad you like it! They were so juicy

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  • I’m a burger freeeeak. I’ll definitely have to try this (and all of the others I found on here!).

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    • And let us know what you think!

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  • WOW – this is perfect! How about having SUMMER written all over it – thanks for yet another delicious recipe, the grilled pineapple just really makes this amazing!

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    • Thank you Rachel!

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  • Holy yum!!! Now THAT’S a burger!

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  • Oh Carrian! This is my first visit to your blog (via the Burger round up) and I am drooling after scrolling through your burger archive. AMAZING, now I’m craving burgers for dinner! Love the teriyaki pineapple combo here. Sounds so delicious… a perfect celebration of outdoor eating!

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    • Hooray! So glad you stopped by and thank you so much for the kind words!

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  • This burger sounds incredible! My husband absolutely adores burgers (it’s his favorite food) and even has a burger bucket list. He also has a burger blog..so yes you can say he’s a bit obsessed. I don’t think he’s ever had burger with pina colada sauce before! Pinning!

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    • ohhhh, I will have to check that blog out!

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  • My mouth is watering! I just sent this to the fiance for our weekend grill dinner!

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    • Yes! That’s exactly how I do things too!

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  • This is the most perfect looking burger I have ever seen. Wow!!

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    • Awwwww! Thank you, Matt!

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  • Wowza! That burger looks absolutely heavenly! I love the grilled pineapple on it!

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    • Thanks my darling!

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  • Love charred pineapple!! All the sugars come out with this smokey/sweet thing. Ahhh love!

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    • mmmm, exactly my favorite part about it, those natural sugars!

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  • Holy Hamburger, Batman! (Sorry, we’re on a Batman kick around our house. ha!) Whenever I think of over-the-top burgers, yours are at the top of my list. This looks amazing!

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    • LOL!! I love it! Oh, I so miss you my talented friend!

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  • That burger looks ridiculously juicy! You have some gorgeous burger recipes…glad you’re a burger monster!

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    • And as long as I’m fed on time, a happy burger monster. 🙂

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  • I LOVE how you grilled the pineapple before adding it the burger – what amazing layered flavors. Beautiful!

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  • Oh my YUM!

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  • You had me at grilled pineapples. In Mexico, they always add pineapple to burgers. Adds so much to the burger. I have to pin this!

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  • Oh my goodness… you had me at Pina Colada! And with bacon on top? This looks so delicious. I love how creative all of the flavors are, working so well together. I’m pretty sure I’ll be thinking about this all day.Gorgeous pictures too! xx

  • This burger is calling me “Gerry…Gerry eat me!”

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    • lol, weird! I heard that too!

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  • I just had to stop by and say how fantastic this looks! Wow!

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    • Thanks girl!

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  • Love these burgers!! Tropical flavors all the way!

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    • Not quite as amazing as your beautiful photos, but at least it tastes darn good! 😉

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  • Holy cow lady, this looks too good!

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    • oh, thank you!!

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  • I’m all about basting if this is the result. This burger looks awesome!

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    • it was pretty darn yum!

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  • YES! I never used to be a burger fan either, until my husband showed me that it IS all about a well done burger. I LOVE the pineapple teryaki burger at Red Robin, so I am totally drooling over this! Pinned!

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    • WHAT?! I didn’t even know they had one. I’m totally going to take a trip to try it!

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