Friday, October 22, 2010

Banzai Burger

My family and I have been trying not to eat out. It saves us a ton of money, and the food at home is pretty tasty. I used to love to go to Red Robin for their Banzai burger. If you've never been there, it's a hamburger with Teriyaki sauce, pineapple, cheddar, and lettuce. It makes me salivate just thinking of it. Since our days of spending 9.00 on a hamburger are over, we re-created it. I didn't use a recipe from anywhere. I just kinda winged it. It really hit the spot with me. It wasn't as salty as theirs. I loved it. Banzai Burger
1/4 lb hamburger
1/4 inch thick slice of cheddar
1 ring pineapple
teriyaki glaze

My husband made a 1/4 lb hamburger seasoned with freshly ground pepper and seasoned salt. When it was almost done, I put a 1/4 inch thick piece of cheddar cheese on top. He covered it with a lid so the cheese would melt. I got my bun ready by putting a little bit of mayonnaise on it. I put the hamburger patty on top. When you get the teriyaki sauce, make sure you get the glaze. It's thicker. You don't want the really watery Teriyaki sauce. Slather some teriyaki sauce on top of the hamburger. Add the pineapple ring. Slather a little more sauce. Top with lettuce. That's all folks! It is so easy and it tastes just like Red Robin at a fraction of the price.


  1. Where do you get the glaze? I can only find the marinade. I get the Chicken Terikayi burger and oh heaven. I can't find a good sauce that is thick.

  2. Hey Natali! I just got it at Smith's. It was the Kroger brand, so you should be able to get it at Fred Meyer up there. It's called Kroger teriyaki Baste and Glaze. It was really good, but I added a bit more brown sugar to mine before I brushed it. I'm glad you're a fellow banzai fan. Those are the best. :)

  3. Ok, I will have to try that. I just stopped by Red Robin tonight and they gave me a bowl of their sauce, lol. I'm currently addicted!

  4. LOL I just ate this for lunch today... from Red Robin. It is a definite favorite of mine. Thanks for posting it.