Sweet n’ Spicy Turkey Burgers w/ Pineapple Sriracha Sauce

Sweet and Spicy Turkey Burgers with Pineapple Sriracha Sauce

I love Sriracha, it goes good with almost everything. I especially like creating fun recipes with it. I’ve noticed when I combine Sriracha with something sweet – it creates something magical, like these turkey burgers.

Mock Up Recipe

I was inspired after seeing a photo of a turkey burger sitting on a pineapple ring. I wanted to eat it, and so I whipped out my notebook (complete with fresh drawings from my toddler) and started to scribble down some ideas on what I could do with it. The recipe changed a bit, but it did incorporate a lot of the ingredients that I wanted to work with. I’m cutting back on wheat for right now, so I opted for a lettuce wrap instead of a burger bun (this saves me some room in my “calorie bank” for dessert, or more wine).

Ground turkey recipe

It’s really hard to have ground turkey look appetizing, but I was pretty impressed with how the burger patties were coming along.

Pineapple Sriracha Sauce

While I was heating up the Foreman grill (more on this in a minute), I whipped up this sauce to brush on the turkey and pineapples. It’s right on the money. I almost made it into a mayonnaise, maybe next time.

About that grill, well you see I left something on the BBQ and long story short; it was swarmed with wasps. I wasn’t taking my chances, so I opted for plan B and pulled out my George Foreman Grill.

Note: This recipe does contain some oats, originally I wasn’t planning on adding any egg or “binders” to the burgers. I never use them with ground turkey and I find that they work well without but for some reason I had to put in egg whites today. The egg whites were too much (along with the soy sauce and pineapple juice), so I had to add something and oats were the closest thing I could reach. If you’re allergic to oats, or would rather leave them out: don’t add the eggs.

The end result was a deliciously amazing turkey burger that my husband devoured three of (that’s how you know it’s good, when it’s husband approved).

Pineapple Sriracha Turkey Burger recipe

Sweet n’ Spicy Turkey Burgers w/ Pineapple Sriracha Sauce

A delicious and healthy recipe for turkey burgers using Sriracha Chili Sauce and Pineapples. Sweet and spicy, and perfect for summertime!

Ingredients:

    • 6 lettuce leaves (for wrapping or use buns if preferred)
    • 6 Sweet n' Spicy Burgers (recipe below)
    • Pineapple (cored and sliced into rings, juice reserved)
    • Pineapple Sriracha Sauce (recipe below)
Sweet n' Spicy Turkey Burgers:
    • 1 lb ground turkey
    • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper (plus a few more red peppers, halved and roasted for an optional burger topping)
    • Handful of baby spinach
    • 2 garlic cloves, minced
    • 1 tsp ground ginger
    • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
    • 1/2 tsp sea salt
    • 1/4 tsp black pepper
    • 1 tbsp soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp pineapple juice (reserved from cut pineapple)
    • 1/2 tsp Sriracha Sauce
    • 1/4 cup egg whites
    • 1/2 cup oats
Pineapple Sriracha Sauce
  • 2 tbsp pineapple juice (reserved from cut pineapple)
  • 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha Sauce

Directions:

Pineapple Sriracha Sauce:
Combine ingredients and set aside.
Sweet n' Spicy Turkey Burgers:
  1. Combine ingredients with your hand and grill 10-15 minutes (or until no longer pink). If the burgers are a little too moist and you're concerned about it falling through the grill, place on foil and lay on top of the grills until it's stable enough to hold it's own.
  2. Brush with Pineapple Sriracha Sauce two minutes before it's done.
  3. Once you take the burgers off the grill, add the pineapple and grill for 1 minute on each side (or until you have beautiful grill marks). Brush with Pineapple Sriracha Sauce.
  4. Assemble with toppings of choice and wrap in lettuce (or if you prefer, buns).

If you are roasting red pepper for an additional topping, lay on the grill for the last five minutes of cooking.

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20 comments on “Sweet n’ Spicy Turkey Burgers w/ Pineapple Sriracha Sauce”

  1. Your Facebook post intrigued me, but this full article has got my mouth watering Randa 🙂 This looks yummy and love that it is better for your then beef..

  2. WOW! I wish I had your guts for creating recipes! I am one of those people who follow recipes to a T and am very confused when it doesn’t work out! lol!! That burger looks great! I don’t like hot but DH loves it!

    • Just add more sweet Jenn, then it won’t be as spicy. Originally the sauce was spicier but my son showed an interest, so I added more pineapple juice.

  3. I love spicy although its’ only been the last 3-4 years. I have yet to try sriracha sauce though, it scares me. It’s made to sound SO spicy I don’t know if I can handle it. Oh and I’ve left something on the grill before too!

  4. This looks amazing!! I would love to try this. Definitely something fun and unique to try for summer entertaining 🙂 I know my hubby would love it.

  5. Definitely pinning this one for later! It’s so hard to give up the burger bun but we’ve been trying to buy thinner, healthier versions!

  6. So mouth watering! That appears to be irresistible.

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  9. Oh wow, these look amazing! I love the use of lettuce to wrap them instead of a bun too!

  10. Oh anything with Sriracha is fabulous! These look so good Randa. I’m a big burger fan but I don’t always want beef burgers! I may even make these tonight!

  11. Yum your recipe sounds AMAZING! I’m a huge fan of all things sriracha. I also love the idea of using lettuce instead of buns. Gonna make these with my daughter. She loves sweet and spicy.

  12. You always come up with the best recipes!! I love this one! Especially cuz its Gluten FREE!! I never thought of adding a pineapple to my burger!! I love fruit in my foods, especially hot so this would taste great!

    • I have to start getting creative Jenn! I recently found out that I have an intolerance to wheat, gluten, oats, millet…and 121 other items.

  13. These look amazing! Need to make them soon!

  14. I am always looking for something simple but tasty and I will definitely be making these, thanks for the recipe!

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