Recipe By Jaime Lynne Frost
Published Nov 27th
Prep 15m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 4 burgers Calories 515.6

Grilled pineapple, ginger, and Asian five-spice lend an almost Hawaiian quality to these delicious burgers topped with gouda cheese. They use turkey as an alternative to ground beef.

Recipe Ingredients

  • ½ cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon diced white onion
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • ½ teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
  • ⅓ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 4 slices Gouda cheese
  • 4 onion rolls, halved
  • ½ cup fresh spinach leaves
  • 4 pineapple rings

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Whisk together the bread crumbs, egg white, onion, soy sauce, minced ginger, five-spice powder, ground ginger, and pepper in a large bowl. Mix in turkey until just combined. Shape turkey mixture into four patties.
  2. 2 Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate.
  3. 3 Cook on the preheated grill until the patties are no longer pink in the center, about 5 minutes per side for well done. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 160 degrees F (70 degrees C). Place a slice of gouda cheese on each patty; continue grilling until cheese has melted, about 1 minute. While the turkey patties are cooking, place the pineapple rings on the grill until softened, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
  4. 4 Assemble the burgers by placing a turkey patty on half of an onion roll, then top with the grilled pineapple. Divide the spinach leaves evenly among the burgers, then top with the other half of the onion roll.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 515.6
  • Carbohydrate 45.8 g
  • Cholesterol 115.6 mg
  • Fat 19.5 g
  • Fiber 2.2 g
  • Protein 38.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 8.3 g
  • Sodium 888.6 mg
  • Sugar 13.2 g


  1. These were absolutely delicious!!! I omitted the ground ginger and must used more fresh and I forgot to put the fresh spinach leaves on it - but the end result was incredible served with garlic mayo. I should note that I used ground chicken instead of ground turkey - we will definitely make these again! - Read more ...
  2. I had to laugh regarding the reviewer who " used ground beef instead of turkey and omitted the 5 spice" yet rated THIS recipe. Amazing....
  3. These were AWESOME!! The only change I made was to use a little extra 5-Spice Powder and these were so amazingly fantastic that my husband immediately asked when we would be having them again. I'm not normally a fan of turkey burgers and even I was wolfing mine down! I cooked these on my George - Read more ...
  4. One of our favorites. Shared with my mom and now it's one of their favorites too. Patties freeze well for later use.
  5. I guess I am the only one who didn't like this recipe. The only redeeming thing is that they were not dry. I did not like the combination of the flavors. Sorry.
  6. We just had these burgers for dinner tonight and they were delicious! I followed the recipe but used colby jack cheese since I didn't have the gouda handy. I served them with mango chutney as a condiment and it was a good match. Be sure to cook the pineapple until it is soft. We charred - Read more ...
  7. Tasty and moist. Next time I'll add more spices since they were a little bland for me
  8. Wanted to try another recipe for turkey burger the last ones we made were kind of dry. This one is very moist and all the flavors blended together delicioso! Did make a few modifications: used the whole egg threw in more onion used white mexican cheese and cooked in the oven (under broiler for last - Read more ...
  9. These burgers are amazing. I omitted the fresh ginger (since I didn't have any) and added a little extra ground ginger. They're so delicious. My husband and daughter are extremely picky and they asked me to make these again.
  10. The flavors that mingle in this burger places you somewhere in an exotic location. Wonderful texture flavor and combination of ingredients. I was out of turkey and used beef instead and it was still fantastic! Don't muck with the other called for ingredients they really add to the overall experience of the burger.

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