Sunday, May 30, 2010

Banzai Burger

I've not yet tried this exact recipe either, but it is based off of Red Robin's AMAZING Bonzai Burger. If it's even 1/10 as good as theirs, it'll knock your socks off!


Teriyaki Marinade
1-3/4 Cups water
1 Cup soy sauce
1 Cup light brown sugar
1/2 Teaspoon onion powder
1/2 Teaspoon garlic powder

1 5.5-ounce ground beef patty
2 canned pineapple slices
2 Slices cheddar cheese
1 sesame seed hamburger bun
4 Teaspoons mayonnaise
2 tomato slices
1/3 Cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Combine all marinade ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes, or until sauce thickens. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.

Pour half of teriyaki marinade into a baking dish or a large storage container. Place the beef patties on top in a single layer, and add more marinade to cover. (Be sure to reserve some marinade for the pineapple slices). Cover container and refrigerate 4-12 hours. Place pineapple slices in a separate container with the remaining marinade, cover and chill.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Cook hamburgers 3 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness. When you flip the burgers, add the pineapple to grill and cook until the grill marks show, turning once. About 1 minute before the burgers are done, place 2 slices of cheese on top of each patty to melt.

Spread mayonnaise on the top and bottom of each bun.Place hamburger patty on bottom bun and top with 2 tomato slices and 2 grilled pineapple slices on each bun bottom. Cover with about 1/3 cup shredded lettuce and place top bun on sandwich.

Each serving: About 893 calories, 41g protein, 66g carbohydrate, 51g fat (23g saturated), 3g fiber, 172mg cholesterol, 1,590mg