Planning a Labor Day cookout this weekend? Shake up your burger routine with these recipes, which reinvent the classic with a few creative ingredients. Whether you’re serving vegetarians or just looking for new ideas, we’ve got you covered.
|Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Even traditional burger fans will be won over by these healthy vegetarian patties — and slathering them with a smoky mayonnaise makes them even more appealing.
|Mini Tomato and Goat Cheese Burgers
These little meatless sandwiches, developed by Chef Dan Barber, make a tasty starter for a party.
|Grilled Portobello Burgers
Thick, juicy, flavor-packed portobello mushrooms make a simple but delicious stand-in for beef, especially when brushed with balsamic vinegar.
|Salmon Burgers with Vegetable Slaw
Here’s something completely different to serve at a backyard barbecue. Ground salmon, herbs and breadcrumbs are sandwiched between buns and topped with a tangy slaw.
Turkey burgers satisfy a primal craving for meat without weighing you down. Use regular ground turkey, which is a mix of white and dark meat, for the best flavor.
|Lamb Burgers with Mint-Feta Pesto
Lamb’s distinctive flavor shines on the grill, especially when accompanied by a little feta-laced mint pesto and some lightly toasted pita bread.
|Grilled Three-Pork Burgers
These burgers, made with ground pork shoulder, chorizo and bacon, pack a punch, so keep toppings simple. A slice of tomato, dollop of mayo and a crisp lettuce leaf are all you need.