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Bonzai Burger

Vickie Parks


The Bonzai Burger is my favorite burger. I have also broiled the beef patties with equal success, so you can still have your favorite burger even when rainy weather makes grilling impossible.


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10 Min
20 Min


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  • 1/3 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 2 c
    teriyaki sauce (divided into 2 separate bowls)
  • 1 large
    pineapple ring
  • 1 slice
    cheddar cheese
  • 1
    hamburger bun with sesame seeds
  • 1 Tbsp
    low-fat mayonnaise
  • 2 slice
  • 1/4 c
    shredded lettuce (i prefer romaine)

How to Make Bonzai Burger


  1. Shape ground beef into a round burger patty. Marinate the burger patty in bowl #1 of teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes.
  2. Marinate pineapple ring in bowl # 2 of teriyaki sauce for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat grill (or broiler).
  4. Remove burger patty and grill (or broil) on high heat to desired doneness. Melt cheese on top of patty while still on grill pan by covering with lid.
  5. Grill pineapple ring on medium heat for 1 minute on each side (or broil for about 4-5 minutes).
  6. Spread mayo on both halves of the bun.
  7. On bottom bun, place tomato slices, followed by the broiled hamburger patty with cheese (tomato on the bottom!).
  8. On top of burger patty, stack the pineapple ring and shredded lettuce.
  9. Put the two together and you've got a signature Red Robin Bonzai Burger.

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About Bonzai Burger

Course/Dish: Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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