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When it comes to creating menu mood boards for dinner parties and cookouts, there's no better place to look for inspiration than Pinterest. Since the Fourth of July is just around the corner, backyard barbecues are on our minds. In other words, we've been hardcore craving burgers. On a mission to find the best burger recipes for every kind of diet, we decided to sift through all the mouth-watering pictures on Pinterest. After a lot of searching, we finally narrowed it down to our top 10 artisanal—but totally achievable—recipes to make at home.
Apparently we're not the only ones who stared at the screen, drooled over the keyboard, and proceeded to make a mood board out them, considering that some have over 19k saves on Pinterest. (Side note: If you're more of a tater-tot person, check out this pin with 104k saves.) We made sure to include the juiciest, most unique, and photogenic burger recipes that everyone will love, from pescatarian to vegan and Paleo. And if you or your guests need a gluten-free option, simply ditch the buns and opt for lettuce cups instead, or the patties and toppings are delicious enough to stand alone. Regardless, they'll ensure your cookout is a memorable one. Scroll through for the full details, and then head the grill to celebrate summer.
Blackened Salmon Burgers With Cream Chese
This blackened salmon burger recipe from Half Baked Harvest only takes 30 minutes to make and has 1.5k saves on Pinterest. In other words, it's popular, but it's also super unique, so if you decide to serve these up at a summer cookout, your guests will definitely be in for a surprising treat. Stacked with herbed cream cheese, grated Parmesan, avocado, micro-greens, paprika, and cayenne, it's like a party of flavors.
Blue Cheese and Onion Chutney Brioche Burgers
This blue cheese and onion chutney brioche burger recipe from Super Golden Bakes is to die for. The juicy beef patty and perfectly crisp pancetta bits make them truly unforgettable. And did we mention that these sesame-topped brioche buns are homemade, too? Unsurprisingly, it's quite popular, boasting a whopping 12.4k saves on Pinterest.
Katsu Fried Chicken Burger
Donna Hay's katsu curry fried chicken burger is packed with garlicky, saucy deliciousness, as well as a hint of refreshing spice from the ginger and crunch thanks to the panko breadcrumbs. Decadent and perfectly balanced, this recipe will not disappoint.
Brie and Rosemary Turkey Burgers
If you'd rather make poultry instead of beef patties, this burger recipe from Kitchen Prep is the perfect solution. With slices of creamy but never overpowering brie cheese, tea-like rose, aromatic rosemary, peppery arugula, and fruity cranberry, it's sort of like celebrating Thanksgiving a season early. Only this time, the gathering will be a bit more casual with a lot more sunshine.
White Bean and Fennel Burgers
These white bean burgers with a tangy fennel slaw from the Tending the Table are perfect for vegan foodies. Since the majority of the patty is comprised of beans, these burgers also a delicious way to get your fiber fix. Once you spread some caper aioli on the bun to top it all off, we promise you'll make these again and again for weeknight dinners and outdoor events alike.
BBQ Pulled Pork Burgers
These slow-cooker pulled pork burgers from Broma Bakery are just intriguing enough to keep your guests guessing the secret ingredients without being too obscure or niche. The jalapeño adds a kick of spice, making this recipe perfect for a fun Fourth of July barbecue with a twist.
Jamie Oliver's Insanity Burger
Jamie Oliver's decadent recipe is dubbed the insanity burger. And it's, um, insane. So insane, in fact, that it has 19k saves on Pinterest. Packed with streaky bacon, creamy, zesty sauce, and miles and miles of toppings, it's pretty much the best burger you'll ever have.
Cajun Cauliflower and Chickpea Burgers
Brought to us by Wholehearted Eats, these Cajun cauliflower-and-chickpea burgers are drizzled in a lemon dressing for a light, refreshing balance of flavors. With 3.9k repins, we're hopping on the bandwagon and making these next time we're in the mood for something that's equal parts healthy (they're full of protein) and delicious. Though they're vegan, even meat eaters will love the textures and flavors in this burger.
Bánh Mì Sliders
Considering that they're finger-food bites, these mini burgers are seriously stacked. With succulent beef patties, slices of grilled pork, crunchy cucumbers, carrots, jicama, and jalapeños stuffed inside pillowy French bread, these bánh mì sliders from the Brooklyn Suppers manage to pack perfection into a bite.
Spicy Fish Burger With Spicy Mayo
This white fish burger recipe has 9.9k pins from Olive magazine, and we can see why. With a spicy fish center (haddock, cod, or whatever the freshest white fish available is), chili mayo spread, and perfectly grilled ciabatta rolls, these super-easy burgers will become a staple on your dinner table. They only take 30 minutes to make, and you only need a few minutes.
Which burger are you most excited to serve up? Let us know, and then head out to your backyard and get grilling.