Ready to fire up the grill? We’ve rounded up 17 burger recipes that are simply too good to miss this season. From hearty meaty options to flavorful plant-based choices, this list has something for every burger lover. Grab your apron and get grilling—these burgers will be the highlight of your next barbecue!

Turkey Burger Sliders. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.
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Grilled Halloumi Burgers

Grilled halloumi lamb burger on a bun with pesto spread.
Grilled Halloumi Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Bursting with Mediterranean flavors like fresh herbs and sun-dried tomato pesto, these burgers turn up the taste on any summer meal. Plus, the grilled halloumi makes them really special.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Halloumi Burgers

Irish Pub Burgers

Irish Pub Burgers. Photo credit: Cooking with Curls.

Loaded with ground beef, crispy bacon, cheddar, and a whiskey aioli, these burgers bring the pub right to your backyard. Great for any burger lover looking to enjoy a hearty meal.
Get the Recipe: Irish Pub Burgers

The Best Chicken Burgers

The Best Chicken Burgers. Photo credit: Will Cook For Smiles.

These chicken patties are just plain good and go great with any of your favorite burger fixings. Perfect for a light, yet satisfying meal at any summer gathering.
Get the Recipe: The Best Chicken Burgers

Baked Turkey Burgers

Baked Turkey Burgers. Photo credit: The Gracious Pantry.

Simple, lean, and always a hit, these turkey burgers are a staple for a reason. They’re easy to whip up and always come out just right, making them a go-to for any burger fan this season.
Get the Recipe: Baked Turkey Burgers

Grilled Gorgonzola Buffalo Burgers

Grilled Gorgonzola Buffalo Burgers. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

For something a bit different, these buffalo burgers with gorgonzola on a pretzel bun are a must. They’re just the thing to spice up any barbecue.
Get the Recipe: Grilled Gorgonzola Buffalo Burgers

BBQ Beef Beet Burgers

BBQ beef beet burger topped with avocado goat cheese, red onion, lettuce and tomato.
BBQ Beef Beet Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Packed with smashed avocado and goat cheese, these burgers are a perfect mix of flavors. Great for anyone looking to make their grill outs stand out this season.
Get the Recipe: BBQ Beef Beet Burgers

Whiskey Burgers

Whiskey Burgers. Photo credit: Cooking with Curls.

Topped with cheddar, bacon, and a savory glaze, these whiskey burgers are a must-try this season. They’re just what you need to keep your grill game strong.
Get the Recipe: Whiskey Burgers

Blue Cheese Mushroom Burgers

Blue Cheese Mushroom Burgers. Photo credit: Vintage Kitchen.

Juicy burgers with melted blue cheese and a tasty mix of mushrooms and caramelized onions—these are perfect for anyone who loves a rich, flavorful burger.
Get the Recipe: Blue Cheese Mushroom Burgers

Curry Roasted Eggplant Burgers

Roasted eggplant curry burger on a bun with kale, red onions and cilantro hummus sauce.
Curry Roasted Eggplant Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These are loaded with flavorful curry and a cool yogurt hummus cilantro sauce. If you’re looking for something different at your next cookout, these vegetarian burgers are it.
Get the Recipe: Curry Roasted Eggplant Burgers

Lentil Burgers

Lentil Burgers. Photo credit: Vintage Kitchen.

These veggie burgers are packed with flavor and super adaptable to whatever you love. Throw them on the grill for a great vegetarian option at your next barbecue.
Get the Recipe: Lentil Burgers

Duck Burgers with Cherry Ketchup

Duck Burgers with Cherry Ketchup. Photo credit: Ugly Duckling Bakery.

These burgers offer a delicious change from the usual with juicy duck and homemade cherry ketchup. They’re great for anyone wanting to add something special to their burger lineup this season.
Get the Recipe: Duck Burgers with Cherry Ketchup

Indian Chicken Burgers

Indian chicken burgers cut in half with cucumber yogurt slaw.
Indian Chicken Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These come with a refreshing yogurt cucumber slaw. They’re a great way to shake up your usual chicken burger, perfect for any grilling guru looking to impress.
Get the Recipe: Indian Chicken Burgers

Turkey Burger Sliders

Turkey Burger Sliders. Photo credit: My Everyday Table.

With just a few ingredients mixed into the ground turkey, these sliders are simple, nutritious, and always a crowd-pleaser at any cookout.
Get the Recipe: Turkey Burger Sliders

Spicy Bacon Chickpea Burgers

Spicy chickpea bacon burgers with arugula and chips on the side.
Spicy Bacon Chickpea Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Mixing up bacon with spicy chickpeas, these burgers are a bold move for burger night. They’re great for those who like a little extra kick with their meal.
Get the Recipe: Spicy Bacon Chickpea Burgers

Elk Burgers

Elk burger sliced in half with cheese, tomato and lettuce on a bun.
Elk Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

Simple, spicy, and super juicy, these elk burgers are made for anyone who loves a good grill session. Try them out for a robust flavor that’s just right for the season.
Get the Recipe: Elk Burgers

Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers. Photo credit: xoxoBella.

These hearty smoked burgers with cheddar and bacon stuffed inside are what burger dreams are made of. Perfect for impressing guests at your next summer bash.
Get the Recipe: Smoked Cheddar Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Cheddar Cauliflower Burgers

Cheddar cauliflower burger with pickled cabbage and pesto on a plate.
Cheddar Cauliflower Burgers. Photo credit: Running to the Kitchen.

These burgers are loaded with cheddar and come with a fresh hit of cilantro pesto and pickled red cabbage. They’re a fantastic vegetarian option for any summer barbecue.
Get the Recipe: Cheddar Cauliflower Burgers

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Gina Matsoukas is an AP syndicated writer. She is the founder, photographer and recipe developer of Running to the Kitchen — a food website focused on providing healthy, wholesome recipes using fresh and seasonal ingredients. Her work has been featured in numerous media outlets both digital and print, including MSN, Huffington post, Buzzfeed, Women’s Health and Food Network.

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