Backyard Burger Menu – Easy-to-make, fuss-free, and affordable burger and sandwich recipes to kickstart your backyard cookouts this summer. With various recipe choices other than beef burgers to entice your tastebuds. They will bring bright and refreshing flavors to give you more fun and exciting summer vibes all year round.
Summer is finally here, people! Time to hit the water and enjoy some sun. And, of course, it’s also the season for weekend BBQs, cookouts, and backyard parties. Yayyyy! It’s my favorite season because it involves eating and bonding with friends. Woohoo!
So let me help you plan your first summer party with my Backyard Burger Menu. It’s complete with various burger and sandwich recipes, including sides and drinks. These backyard burger combos got you covered for the best cookout party ever. Let’s go!
You can elevate boring burgers with a dash of hot sauce or sriracha to give them a kick of heat. Seasonings like Creole, taco, and Italian seasonings will surely liven up your burger. Topping it with complex flavors from salad dressing or salsa instead of plain mayo also works great.
You can’t go wrong with fries, onion rings, coleslaw, and potato salad because burgers are meant for salads and finger foods.
The beef-to-fat ratio is the secret to juicy burgers. It should be 80% beef and 20% fat to keep it juicy and moist. Be careful not to overcook them either. Once they reach 160℉/70℃ internal temperature, snatch them off the grill.😉
Backyard Burger and Sandwich Recipes
Pulled Pork Sandwich
This sandwich makes a great alternative to ground beef burgers if you have time to spare. It’s truly comforting with its buns loaded with flavorful shredded pork, BBQ sauce, and coleslaw. Messy but satisfyingly delicious! Indeed, a crowd-pleaser meal! 😉
Grilled Salmon Burger with Aoili Sauce
Are you looking for a healthier option to beef burgers? Look no further because this salmon burger will surely satisfy your sandwich cravings. It’s complete with luscious tartar sauce, tomatoes, and tender salmon patty on a soft and bouncy bun. Perfectly healthy and tasty!
Fried Fish Sandwich
Here is yet another healthy sandwich to grace your picnic table. Who needs red meat when you have these crispy, highly seasoned fish fillets for the patty? It’s packed with fantastic flavors from blackened seasoning and fried to perfection until golden and crisp. Yum!
You’ll surely love this simple burger recipe, only this one is made with a savory, crispy chicken fillet on a perfectly toasted bun. Yum! Serve it with a generous amount of remoulade sauce for a great summer treat. And baked potato wedges go fantastically with it. 😉
Steak and Peppers Sandwich
Are burger buns suddenly not enough? I feel you, babe! You’ll undoubtedly enjoy a bigger, better sandwich with steak, peppers, and a decadent avocado garlic aioli sauce. Encase it in a baguette or hoagie rolls for the win. Oh yes!
Philly Cheese Steak Sloppy Joes
This sloppy joe recipe successfully competes with our favorite homemade beef burger. It literally oozes with delectable goodness from perfectly seasoned ground beef, caramelized onions, and cheese. Aaah! So addicting!
Chicken Salad Sandwich
Let’s trade out our simple burger recipe with this yummy chicken salad for a trip to the lighter side. Enjoy both chicken and salad in one perfect sandwich. What a fantastic treat, indeed!
Backyard Burger Side Dishes and Dessert Menu
Southern Potato Salad
Let’s beat the heat with a chilled potato salad. Aah! Simple and easy with its creamy Cajun-flavored mayo-based dressing. So smooth and yummy!
Ranch Potato Salad
Why wait for a backyard party when you can enjoy this salad any time of the day? Ranch dressing makes it even better than your ordinary potato salad. Not to mention also loaded with lots of bacon bits and cheese. Oh yes!
Avocado Corn Salad
Nothing is more summery than this bright and vibrant avocado corn salad. Tons of flavors and textures from cucumber, tomatoes, red onions, corn, and avocado make it exceptional. And it’s perfectly coated in an indulging sweet and citrusy dressing made with lemon, lime, honey, and mustard. 😉
Grilled Corn on the Cob
But, of course, no backyard BBQ party is complete without buttery corn on the cob. And even better is you only need five ingredients. So simple yet so tasty! It makes the best side to your grilled meats and burgers as well.
I must say French fries are the ultimate comfort food. Undoubtedly, the perfect side to our backyard burger menu, too. Watch the magic unfolds as you season your fries with various herbs and spices, and you’ll see them disappear in minutes. 😉
Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake
But we can’t forget dessert!!! The sweet finale means time to tickle your tastebuds with this sweet and citrusy pound cake. Fantabulously fancy with its buttery, soft, and dense texture. And don’t forget to top it off with a luscious lemon glaze icing for a beautiful finish.
Backyard Burger Drinks
Strawberry Banana Smoothie
And, of course, we need a refreshing drink to complete our menu. So treat yourself to this sweet and healthy drink made from fresh strawberries and bananas. The flavor combination is surprisingly delicious, especially with the creaminess of coconut milk.
Let’s keep it simple with the classic lemonade recipe made with lemon, water, and simple syrup (or sugar). Healthy and refreshing are just what you need to stay cool down this summer. You’ll totally love these flavored lemonades, namely, Mango Lemonade, Pineapple Lemonade, and Strawberry Lemonade.
With fast-food backyard burger menu prices nowadays, I’d rather stay at home and make homemade burgers free from additives and preservatives to delight me this summer. And while we are at it, why don’t you try my 30 Irresistible Summer Recipes, 10 Easy Summer Pasta Recipes, and 25 Quick and Easy Summer Salad Recipes, too?