Basic Teriyaki Sliders

Hello! My name is Candace and today I am sharing a Basic Teriyaki Sliders recipe. It is simple and seriously so quick to make, they are going to be the highlight of your next “Game Day” party meal!

Recently I have been on a burger fetish. My favorite burger recipe at the moment are these teriyaki burgers, and they have pineapple on top. I mean, come on this could not get any better!

My family loves to cook and since I was little my parents had the kids in the kitchen every night to make sure we were learning and interacting with food. Now food is one of my passions! The secret to getting these sliders to look simply amazing is your attention to detail, by giving the burgers and pineapple slices perfect grill marks.

Seasoning a burger can be tricky, especially with this recipe since there is a yummy teriyaki sauce in the ground chuck and on the slider (which will have soy sauce and other ingredients that contain salt). If you are watching your sodium content, I will recommend using less soy sauce in the teriyaki sauce. If the ground chuck does not have any salt or pepper it is going to be extremely plain and have minimal flavor. So don’t skip flavoring the meat!

I love everything mini. These sliders are small and easy to eat, you won’t believe how packed with flavor they are, and the pineapple ties it all together with its caramelized crunch (my favorite part). These sliders will take you less than 30 minutes to make!

Homemade Teriyaki Sauce
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons ginger minced (one finger)
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin (sweet cooking seasoning) like rice vinegar
  • ¼ cup water mixes with 1 Tablespoon cornstarch
  1. Combine all ingredients in small saucepan, mix until there are no lumps in the sauce.
  2. Put on medium heat; bring to a boil, stirring occasionally 3- 5 minutes until thickened.
  3. Take off heat, should be a nice glaze, set aside until you are ready to assemble the sliders


A quick and easy tip to keep your ginger fresh is to use a spoon to scrape the skin off for only the amount that you need, instead of using a vegetable peeler for the whole finger of ginger.


Basic Teriyaki Sliders
Serves: 4
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon teriyaki sauce
  • ¼ cup diced, sautéed onion cooked 3-5 minutes until translucent let cool
  • 4 slices Pineapple –fresh or canned(drained)
  • 8 dinner rolls or small buns
  1. Mix all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Separate into 8 balls and flatten into three-inch individual patties
  3. Use non-stick spray for a grill pan preheat on medium high heat
  4. Place burgers onto hot pan or grill outside for 3 minutes on each side
  5. While burgers are grilling, open can of pineapple and drain, grill them once burgers are done
  6. Cut pineapple pieces in half

Assembly for sliders:

Split roll/ bun in half, not all the way through

Spread mayonnaise on bottom half

Add a layer of shredded lettuce

Place the burger on top of the lettuce

Slide ½ slice pineapple on top the meat

Drizzle teriyaki sauce on top of the pineapple


Enjoy a delicious Asian-influenced meal!

Speak Your Mind