Cheers to the summer and to finding the best burger recipes to try this Summer! The best Summer days are those filled with juicy burgers, a ton of fresh vegetables, dressings and buns. They may vary greatly in both taste and nutritional value but they are all super flavorful and DELICIOUS. Sometimes we just need those two-handed get-your-face-in-there dishes.
And let’s be honest, burgers are usually reserved for the Summer months. When you can stand barefoot in your backyard, grilling burgers in just your swimsuit. People are clinking glasses on the porch with something fresh like a cold beer, lemonade or iced tea.
But what makes a burger a burger isn’t just the burger patty, it absolutely needs some kind of bread, dressing and a lot of vegetables to be consider a good burger in my book. And the burger patty does not need to be just ground beef, it could be chicken, mushrooms, chickpeas, lamb. Anything really!
I’ve narrowed down the huge list of epic burger recipes to just 16 of the best burger recipes to try this Summer below.
1. Crispy Panko Chicken Burger with Orange Honey Mustard
Up until maybe last year, I thought the best burgers needed to be ground beef. I never chose the chicken. Hello, stupid girl, you have been missing out! You should have seen my face the first time I tried this. I had to wait all winter to share it with you guys, and now it’s out there. You’ve got no time to lose!
Find this fantastic crispy panko chicken burger at Ginger with Spice!
2. Cheeseburger Sliders
Sometimes you want to eat a lot of burgers, but obsiously don’t have room after the first juicy burger. Then you make these delicious cheeseburger sliders. Which are just smaller burgers. You can also change up the dressings and veggies on each burger if you can’t decide what to put on.
Get the epic cheeseburger sliders recipe from Confetti and Bliss!
3. Red, White, and Blueberry Bacon Burger with Basil Aioli
Yes, just by reading the title of this burger you know you get a pretty epic burger. Burgers are always better with bacon, and the blueberry compote is so tempting. Everything about this burger screams juicy and over the top, and that is exactly what I love in my burger recipes!
Get this fab patriotic burger over at House of Nash Eats.
4. Cherry Chutney Pork Sliders
Why not take advantage of the beautiful fresh cherries out there to make the best burger recipes! And something sweet and tart like cherries are really fantastic next to pork. The cherry chutney can be made days or even weeks in advance, so when you need (yes need) a cherry chutney pork slider you can quickly whip it up!
Find these cherry chutney pork sliders at Twin Pickle.
5. The Best Black Bean Burger
Juicy and not mushy, yet healthy super burgers! So when we are going to eat burgers every other day this Summer, some of them needs to be healthy. And that’s ok! Healthy burger can be delicious too, just look at this hearty black bean burger.
Find the recipe of the black bean burgers over at Sally’s Baking Addiction.
6. Sweet Potato Lentil Burgers w/ Halloumi
You guys may have noticed how excited I was about this healthy halloumi quinoa salad earlier this year, and I told myself that this summer was the summer I’d try out some halloumi burger recipes! Tuulia even upped it adding those flavorful sweet potato and lentil patties!
Be sure to check out the sweet potato lentil burger recipe at Tuulia!
7. Chipotle Cheddar Burger with Chipotle Lime Mayo
Yeees, this is the ultimate ground beef kind of burger! It is really simple and highlights the beauty of the patty. It is flavored with Worcestershire, chipotle, onion, garlic and smoked paprika, making it a fantastic blend of spices. Adding a hint of fresh with the lime mayo balances it all so well.
Find the ultimate chipotle cheddar burger at Ginger with Spice!
8. Green Goddess Salmon Burgers
A lighter burger, but definitely flavorful. I am all about that fresh green goddess dressing with so many fresh, delicious herbs. And the burger looks really easy to put together and they have really piled on the veggies here making it a delicious and balanced meal!
Find these salmon burgers at The Woks of Life.
9. Fully Loaded Green Chile Burger
Lisa really made the ultimate fully loaded burger here. All the toppings you can imagine making one beautiful gourmet burger! Fried egg, bacon, sweet potato curls and of course a lot of green chile. I remember printing this recipe when I first found it last year, but haven’t made it yet. This year it will happen!
Click this link to find the fully loaded burger at A Table Full of Joy!
10. Sausage and Peppers Sloppy Joes
Introducing more Italian flavor to a burger in this mix of Italian sausage, marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese. It is done in less than 25 minutes, but you still get that flavorful Italian cuisine in the shape of a burger. It’s looking delish, isn’t it!
Find these Sloppy Joes at Food Folks and Fun.
11. Soy-Glazed Mushroom Swiss Burgers with Caramelized Onions & Rosemary Aioli
The most gourmet out of all the burger recipes, perhaps. Every ounce of this burger screams gourmet and I’m loving it. Mixing mushroom with ground beef makes this an extra flavorful burger patty, and I can’t wait to try it!
Find this delicious gourmet burger at House of Nash Eats!
12. Mediterranean Feta Lamb Burgers
When adding fresh herbs, zesty citrus and salty feta cheese to a burger you get a whole different experience, but it definitely feels like vacation in a burger, don’t you think! I am in love with this idea, and I have been obsessed with baked feta since I discovered it earlier this year. This burger is so high on my list of foods to try this Summer!
Find this feta lamb burger right here over at Kevin is Cooking.
13. BBQ Meatloaf Burger
This burger doesn’t just sound delicious on its own, but here you get a recipe for an epic homemade BBQ sause and crispy fried shallot. I LOVE crispy fried shallot and especially on burgers, so I know I’d love this one.
Find the BBQ meatloaf burger at The Cozy Apron.
14. Jalapeño Pepper Jack Chicken Burger
I’m drooling just thinking about the ingredients in this burger. Jalapeño, cilantro and pepper jack cheese, and not to mention the roasted garlic mayo! I loove garlic and mayo, and roasting the garlic brings out a new dimension of wonderful flavors.
The jalapeño pepper jack chicken burger recipe can be found on Butter Your Biscuit.
15. Lighter Classic Sloppy Joes
Swapping the traditional beef with ground chicken to make these lighter – but they’re not lacking in flavor! Even unsweetened cocoa powder made its way into this burger. Worcestershire sauce also gives these sloppy joes some extra body. How delicious!
Find the lighter sloppy joes at The Good Hearted Woman.
16. Hawaiian Teriyaki Burger
Yes, you heard that right. A delicious turkey burger with teriyaki flavoring and grilled pineapples. And those grilled pineapples will add such a nice and sweet addition to this burger, making it even more Summery!
So there you have it, my pick of 16 favorite burger recipes that I’m going to make all Summer long. They all look so scrumptious (and two of them I know are scrumptious #pattingmyselfontheback). So I truly hope to inspire you to get your grill out, make some lemonade and get ready for BBQ season!
Side Dishes to Complement These Burger Recipes:
I’d love to hear your thoughts. Comment below or tag me @thegingerwithspice on Instagram. And don’t forget to Pin it for later!
In order to keep the blog up and running this post may contain affiliate links, it will be at no extra cost to you, please read the disclosure for more information.