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My new go-to weeknight dinner – Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers. Smoky, slightly spicy, chipotle-seasoned salmon burgers. Pan-fried until crispy with melty Havarti cheese. Then sandwiched between toasted brioche buns with creamy, spicy-sweet chipotle mayo. These colorful and fresh salmon burgers are simple to make and full of so much flavor. Great for spring and summer, plus so delicious!

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Well, these are different! I never make burgers, but something inside me really wanted to make THIS burger. Something chipotle salmon was the original idea. And then a burger just sounded so fun for the spring and summer months.

I decided a burger could be a great recipe, so I nervously tested the recipe, and you all? These burgers are something special. So special that my dad mentioned this might be his favorite dinner of all.

That is saying A LOT. I don’t love the photos, but I LOVE this recipe.

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Now, a few notes. This is a salmon burger and the burger should be pan-fried, not grilled. I think if they were grilled, they could fall apart.

For the actual salmon, I used canned. This is my go-to brand for canned salmon and tuna, we love it. Having canned salmon on hand makes for some of the easiest recipes. Plus it’s delicious and incredibly healthy too.

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Now, details

This recipe is so simple, so we gotta love that.

Grab your cooked salmon and mix it with Panko bread crumbs, eggs, chipotle in adobo sauce, tamari for a nice saltiness, honey to balance the spice level, garlic, and chili powder.

Make 3 or 4 burgers, I like to do 4 smaller burgers. Then, pan-fry each in a skillet with oil. I use either use avocado oil or olive oil.

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Next up, the cheese! Yes, cheese and seafood. It does work. Add a slice of Havarti cheese to each burger and let it melt over the crispy patties.

So yummy!

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Mix up the mayo, chipotle in adobo, honey, mayo, and sea salt. Then, layer your toasted brioche buns with mayo, the cheesy spicy burgers, and a handful of lettuce, plus avocado.

Serve with extra mayo, of course. Totally delicious and this will be great for the warmer spring and summer days ahead!

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Looking for other salmon recipes? Here are a few…

Sheet Pan Chipotle Salmon Tacos with Pineapple Jalapeño Salsa

Parchment Baked Roasted Red Pepper Salmon

Coconut Curry Salmon with Garlic Butter

Lastly, if you make these Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Chipotle Salmon Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 3 burgers
Calories Per Serving: 663 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


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  • 1. To make the burgers. In a bowl mix the salmon, Panko, eggs, chipotle in adobo, tamari, honey, garlic powder, chili powder, salt, pepper, and herbs. Form into 3-4 burgers.
    2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Fry the burgers for 3-5 minutes on each side until crispy. Add a cheese slice to each, cook until melted, 1-2 minutes.
    3. For the mayo, combine all ingredients in a bowl.
    4. To assemble, layer your toasted buns with chipotle mayo, cheesy burgers, lettuce, avocado, and herbs. Add the top bun. Enjoy with lots of extra mayo. Yummmy!
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  1. 5 stars
    These are SO easy! I love that I can make the mixture ahead of time and hold in fridge and/or make a couple at a time on nights when everyone needs to eat at a different time!! My kids loved extra honey at the table and my husband and I loved extra peppers in the dipping sauce. One of my all-time favorite HBH recipes!!

  2. 5 stars
    If I want to freeze this so my growing teenage son has the endless supply he needs, would I cook them first and then freeze?
    Thanks for another great recipe

  3. Made these tonight and they were excellent! They fell apart a little and were slightly mushy but I’m a newer at home chef so it might have been me 🙂 Any suggestions for how to keep the patties firm? Thanks so much!

    1. Hi there! Hmm I would maybe cook on higher heat to form a nice outside layer and help them stay together? Hope this helps! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing!! Was skeptical of canned salmon but this was so delicious! Great way to eat salmon when you’re ballin on a budget

  5. We love your recipe so much! In two weeks time we’ve had these delicious easy salmon chipotle burgers three times. We can’t get enough of them. They are super easy to make, plus they don’t require many ingredients. Thank you for a super delicious recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    So delicious. Highly recommend adding pickled red onion! Would love to see more canned salmon recipes in the future. This was a phenomenal low cost dinner.

    1. Thank you so so much for giving this recipe a try! And thanks for taking the time to leave a comment! Have a great day! xT