Burgers are delicious any time of year but, come summertime, they're an essential part of our weekly routine. Whether it's a 4th of July menu, a backyard barbecue, or even a quick lunch on a sunny afternoon, you can't go wrong with a tasty burger and bun combo. And while the classic beef patty is always a hit, we've also included ground turkey, chicken, lamb, and even veggie options on this list of burger recipes. There's something for everyone in your family.
When it comes to burgers, Ree Drummond knows a thing or two about flipping patties. She's been doing it year after year at her 4th of July party (not to mention making burgers as an easy dinner during the week). "Our grilled burgers are magical," she says about the Merc celebration, "The line for burgers is always the longest." Here, you'll find her recipe for classic bacon cheeseburgers, along with creative twists like a cheeseburger salad and green chile cheeseburgers. For those who prefer a healthy dinner idea, try the salmon burgers with sesame soy glaze or the portobello mushroom burger. Looking to indulge in an over-the-top burger? The Hawaiian pizza burgers or Salisbury steak burgers will do the trick—they're loaded with fun burger toppings! Of course, you can add any one of these burgers to your list of grilling recipes. But don't forget: they're just as tasty made on an indoor grill pan or even a skillet—because burgers are delicious no matter how you cook 'em!
Hearty, spiced ground lamb is the basis for these Mediterranean-inspired burgers. If you're not sure you like lamb, try a mixture of half ground lamb and half ground beef. It's a fun way to try something new!
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Transform ground chicken into a juicy burger by adding sour cream for moisture and chives for flavor. They're perfect for when you want to eat a burger but you also want to eat something healthy.
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This is not your average burger recipe! Instead, it serves up the flavors of a Hawaiian pizza (including grilled pineapple, ham, and melty cheese) in burger form!
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Don't tell Ladd Drummond, but Ree is actually a big fan of meatless burgers—especially when they're loaded with hearty beans and chipotle chiles.
Get Ree's Chipotle Black Bean Burger recipe.
Ground bison is a great, lean alternative for ground beef—and it makes for a thick, juicy burger. Just top it off with cheddar cheese, bbq sauce, and pickles and dinner is served!
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Salisbury steak is a classic dish made from ground beef patties, so it only makes sense to turn it into a burger. The traditional version has a gravy on top but these burgers get a savory onion topping that's even more delicious.
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A weeknight meal that's ready in just 15 minutes? Yes, please! These quick turkey burgers can easily be made on the grill or on the stovetop, and they can also be customized based on your family's preferences.
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These turkey burgers are made with garlic, fresh dill, paprika, and Worcestershire sauce—so they're loaded with flavor. Plus, they get an extra boost of goodness from the crispy bacon and Dijon-mayo.
You won't even miss the meat in these tasty burgers. The grain-packed patties are hearty, flavorful, and good for you, too!
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Kick things up at your next backyard cookout—these all-beef burgers are topped with poblano peppers and pepper jack cheese.
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Just like everyone's favorite bagel flavor, these beef burger patties are sandwiched between everything-seasoned buns. They even have a cream cheese and pesto spread.
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These salmon burgers are a great way to introduce more fish into your weeknight routine. They're covered in a sticky glaze and served with a minty cucumber salad.
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The combination of smoky bacon, melty cheese, and hearty beef patties is what makes these classic burgers so popular. They're also ready in just 30 minutes!
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While this might not be your typical burger recipe, it's a great meat-free dish to have on hand. Don't worry, the meaty texture and savory flavor of the marinated portobello mushroom is sure to be a hit with everyone at your cookout.
Get Ree's Portobello Mushroom Burger recipe.
To give these burgers their island flavor, they're made with teriyaki sauce, fresh ginger, and Sriracha sauce. Plus, you can pair one with mango slaw for serving.
Get Ree's Caribbean Burgers with Mango Slaw recipe.