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Pineapple on the grill is tough to beat. Pineapple on the grill, on top of a cheeseburger, when said cheeseburger is itself topped with Cooper® cheese … beating that might be a statistical impossibility. So if you’re dreaming of Hawaiian beaches, planning a luau, or just in the mood for something sweet and savory and a little bit tropical, this Cooper® Sharp Teriyaki Pineapple Cheeseburger is a meal you won’t want to pass up.


• 1/2 cup teriyaki sauce
• 1 tablespoon Sriracha Sauce
• 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
• 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
• 1/4 cup cold water
• 1 tablespoon cornstarch

• 2 pounds lean ground beef (we recommend 93%)*
• 1/2 cup chopped scallions
• 1 teaspoon ginger, grated
• 2 tablespoons Sriracha sauce

• 8 slices pineapple (fresh or canned)
• 8 slices red onion
• 16 slices Cooper® Sharp White cheese
• 8 kaiser rolls (or your favorite)
• spring green mix lettuce
• fresh cilantro, chopped


• In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine teriyaki and Sriracha sauces, sesame seeds and grated ginger.

• In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch into the cold water. Add to sauce mixture, reduce to a simmer, and stir regularly until thick. Set aside.

• Prepare grill to temperature.

• In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef with scallions, ginger, and Sriracha sauce. Form into 8 equal-sized balls, then form into patties.

• Grill the pineapple and onion slices about three minutes per side. Set aside.

• Grill burgers to desired doneness. While burgers are finishing on the grill, add 2 slices of Cooper® cheese to each burger. Set aside while preparing to assemble the burgers.

• Cut the kaiser rolls in half. Place on grill, cut side down, for a few seconds or until slightly toasted.

Assemble your burgers:
• Dollop the bottom half of each roll with the teriyaki sesame sauce. Layer spring green mix lettuce. Add chopped fresh cilantro. Place cheeseburger patty on top. Add a slice of onion and a slice of grilled pineapple. If desired, add additional sauce and cilantro. Top the cheeseburger with the remaining half of the roll.

• Then light the Tiki torches and enjoy!


*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

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