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10 Delicious Burger Recipes for Summer

These summer burger recipes will remind you why your grill is your best friend.

It’s grilling time, folks. And that means burgers. Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, stuffed with mushrooms, topped with guacamole–there’s a burger for every day of the summer.

Luckily we’ve found 10 of best that will make you forget words like stew and pot roast ever existed this summer. With easy-to-find ingredients and no-nonsense recipes, these summer burger recipes are sure to become staples of your pantry for years to come.

Bacon, Peach and Basil Burger

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The name of this burger only tells the half of it. Setting off the sweet peach chutney is soft goat cheese and spicy jalapeños. Add the bacon and basil and top it all off with fresh peach, and you’ve got a summer burger unlike anything you’ve had before.

Get the recipe here.

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Chipotle Turkey Burgers with Southwestern Slaw

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Image via Lemons & Anchovies

If you feel like mixing it up a bit, this turkey burger will have you forgetting all about beef. The sauce for the slaw is dark, spicy and creamy. Mixing panko bread crumbs into the turkey makes the patty light and delicious.

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Barbequed Maple Balsamic Burger with Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Image via Adventures in Cooking
Image via Adventures in Cooking

Doesn’t that picture just make you want to fire up your grill and pour yourself a thick stout? It would be well worth it for this burger. This burger recipe recommends cooking over charcoal, which is really probably great advice for any of the burgers on this list. For a maple balsamic vinegar, just mix maple syrup with balsamic vinegar, or a balsamic reduction, if you really want to extract the sweetness.

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Fig and Goat Cheese Burger

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Image via Confections of a Foodie Bride

Let this summer be the summer you experience the magic that is figs, goat cheese and caramelized onions topping a sirloin burger. With honey and wine, this burger is melt-in-your mouth decadent. May we suggest pairing with sweet potato fries?

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Cilantro Burger with Sriracha Mayo

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Image via My Recipes

You may never eat another type of burger again. Seriously. Sriracha mayo on a burger? Why haven’t we thought of this before? Full sprigs of cilantro instead of lettuce give this burger a unique, peppery taste.

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Bruschetta Burger

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Image via Cooking for Keeps

Nothing says summer like fresh tomatoes, basil and mozzarella. What really sets this burger apart, however, is the ciabatta roll. A great burger deserves a great roll.

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Bloody Mary Burgers with Crunchy Ketchup

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Bloody Marys are amazing. Burgers are amazing. Wait for it…why not combine them! That’s exactly what this brilliant recipe does. Adding celery to the ketchup, which is really a quick BBQ sauce, gives it crunch. And you can up the horseradish to really give the burger a kick. Would pairing it with a Bloody Mary be too much? Nah.

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Mediterranean Burger

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Mixing oregano, rosemary and lemon into the patty (lamb if you really want that Mediterranean feel) gives this burger an undeniable Mediterranean twist. Spread some kalamata olive paste on the bun, toss some feta cheese on, and you’ll feel like you are on Santorini.

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Spicy Guacamole Burger

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Image via What’s Gaby Cooking

Guacamole is pretty much a must on a summer burger. But throwing some spice into the beef balances the richness of the avocado perfectly. A healthy slice of cheddar cheese and you’ve got a summertime classic. This recipe calls for 85/15 ground beef, but you really shouldn’t be using anything less than 80/20 beef for a really tasty burger.

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Sweet Potato Black Bean Burger

Image via Minimalist Baker
Image via Minimalist Baker

Don’t let the fact that it is vegan and gluten free (minus the bun) throw you; this burger is all about taste. This baby is a sweet, smoky taste of heavy that is sure to satisfy even the most hardcore burger lovers. Slather on some Whiskey BBQ Ketchup and listen to the mmms.

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10 Delicious Burger Recipes for Summer