Paradise Burgers

Pairs well with:

White Merlot

Imagine sipping a lighter Merlot. This fresh, pale-pink wine is a nice change from traditional red or white wines.


1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
1 t finely chopped fresh ginger root
1 can (8 ounces) pineapple slices, reserving
1/4 cup juice
1/2 t salt
1 cup teriyaki sauce
4 wheat hamburger buns



Combine ground turkey, bread crumbs, bell pepper, garlic, green onion, ginger root, 1/4 cup reserved pineapple juice and salt; mix gently but thoroughly. Form meat mixture into four 1/2-inch-thick patties. Grill over medium coals 10-12 minutes or until meat temperature reaches 165°F. (Turn burgers just once during cooking!) Baste with teriyaki sauce during last 2 minutes of grilling. Grill pineapple slices 5 minutes, basting with teriyaki sauce. Grill buns to warm. Serve burgers on buns; top with pineapple slice.