Aloha Teriyaki Burger Bowls (Whole30)

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These Aloha Teriyaki Burger Bowls (Whole30) are made without any added sugar, and they’re absolutely packed with flavor. The grilled pineapple adds a sweetness element, and the avocado and touch of mayo adds a creaminess that keeps you coming back for more.

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While I love a good lettuce wrap burger, it’s pretty hard to beat a burger bowl. Lettuce wraps are inherently messy, so it’s just a natural progression to simply pile all the ingredients into a bowl ‘salad style’.

With this concept in mind, I’ve been having a great time piling anything I love on a burger into a salad bowl. It started last summer with my Cheeseburger Salad with Secret Sauce Dressing.

Then I started making a salad out of my In and Out Style Burger Lettuce Wraps. And now today I have a new combo for you – Aloha Burgers! As far as I can tell, Aloha Burgers vary greatly. But usually you’ll find at least 2 common ingredients – teriyaki sauce and pineapple.

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Let’s talk about tips for these Aloha Teriyaki Burger Bowls (Whole30)!

Tip #1: You can use any teriyaki sauce you’d like in place of what’s called for in the recipe.

Tip #2: If you are making the teriyaki sauce, you can prep it ahead to make dinner even easier.

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Mayo Tips:

You can find good quality mayo now in lots of stores. Costco has been carrying an avocado mayo that’s fantastic.

Even so, a good quality mayo is way more expensive and still not as good as homemade, so I’m including my recipe below.

Homemade Avocado Oil Mayo Recipe:

Add 1 farm fresh room temperature egg into a blender along with 1 Teaspoon white wine vinegar, 1 Teaspoon Dijon mustard, and 1/2 Teaspoon sea salt. Blend on low to combine, then add the 3/4 cup avocado oil in a thin steady stream increasing the speed as you go until all the oil has been added, and the mayo is so thick it won’t turn in the blender anymore. Transfer to a container, refrigerate, and use within 3 days.

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More Burger Inspiration:

  1. Spicy Jalapeno Turkey Burgers with Creamy Slaw
  2. Feta Gyro Burgers with Tzatziki Sauce
  3. Pesto Turkey Burgers with Sweet Potato Buns
  4. Caprese Turkey Burgers
  5. Buffalo Sweet Potato Burgers with Blue Cheese Slaw
  6. Mexican Turkey Burgers with Fresh Corn Salsa
  7. Bacon Wrapped Mushroom Cheeseburger with Guacamole
  8. Meat Lover’s Pizza Burgers

I hope you’ll enjoy these burger bowls as much as we have. And maybe we can even start a bit of a ‘burger bowl series’ with all sorts of fun toppings if you’d like to see more!

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Aloha Teriyaki Burger Bowls (Whole30)

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  • Author: Kari
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A fun spin on the now classic Aloha Burger piled into a bowl with plenty of veggies!



Teriyaki Sauce:

2/3 cup coconut aminos

1 Tablespoon minced ginger

1 clove garlic, minced


41” thick slices of pineapple, cored, 1 pound

1 red onion, peeled and sliced 1/2″ thick, 12 ounces

1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and cut in half

4 slices bacon, see notes, cooked until crispy and cut into bits

1 large, ripe avocado, thinly sliced or cubed

1 head green leaf or romaine lettuce, cut into bite sized pieces and washed, 8 cups

Good quality mayo, I use the homemade avocado oil from this post, 1 Tablespoon per serving


1 pound ground beef

1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, from the above recipe


1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, from above recipe

1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

1/3 cup avocado oil


Start by making the teriyaki sauce. Combine the coconut aminos, ginger, and garlic in a small sauce pan. Bring the mixture to a boil, then simmer until it’s reduced by about 1/3, for a final amount of 1/2 cup. Let the teriyaki sauce cool while you prepare the rest of the recipe.

Prep all the ingredients for the salad. Place the pineapple, red onion, and bell pepper on the plate to grill. Add the bacon bits, avocado, and lettuce to a large salad bowl. Or you can place the salad ingredients in individual bowls.

Preheat the grill over medium high heat until a steady temperature of 400ºF is reached. Mix the beef with 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce and form the beef into patties. I like to do mini patties for a total of 12 per pound.

Place the beef patties, pineapple slices, onion slices, and bell pepper halves on the grill, and turn the heat down to medium to maintain a temperature between 350º-400ºF.

Grill for 5-6 minutes before turning over the burgers. Turn the pineapple over when grill marks appear, usually about the same time you turn the burgers. When the onions and peppers are starting to soften, turn them over as well, usually about 8 minutes.

Continue to cook until the burgers are done along with the pineapple, onions, and peppers. The burgers will take another 5-6 minutes and the veggies will take around 6-8 minutes.

Remove the pineapple as soon as grill marks appear on both sides, and while it’s still a bit firm. Depending on where it is on the grill it’s usually about 5 minutes on the first sides, and 3-5 minutes for the second side.

While everything is grilling, whisk together all the ingredients for the dressing, and set it aside.

When everything is done, slice/or dice the bell peppers and onions if desired. Serve the salad topped with the grilled burgers, pineapple, onions, and peppers with the dressing and mayo alongside.


To make sure this recipe is Whole30, be sure and check the label on your bacon so that’s it’s sugar free and without additives.

  • Prep Time: 30
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Grilling
  • Cuisine: American

25 thoughts on “Aloha Teriyaki Burger Bowls (Whole30)”

  1. This is perfect! I’ve been looking for creative burger bowl recipes to try. I don’t want to do the lettuce wrap ones lately as I seem to get so messy with them. Whole30 teriyaki is brilliant!!

  2. Mike made these last night!! Delicious! (Although, I think we need to use real ginger next time…. Haha. He misread my text while he was at the store and didn’t get any, so we substituted with dry, and that……. just didn’t work.)

    • Glad you enjoyed it even with the dried ginger, and I completely agree that it really just doesn’t work, totally different flavor and I hope you get to try it out again with fresh sometime!


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