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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
- 14 ounces cooked salmon (I use canned)
- 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs use gluten-free if needed
- 2 eggs
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped chipotle in adobo
- 1 tablespoon tamari or soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- kosher salt and black pepper
- 1/2 cup mixed fresh chopped cilantro/dill
- 3-4 Havarti cheese slices
- avocado or olive oil, for cooking
- 3-4 brioche burger buns, toasted use gluten-free buns if needed
- shredded lettuce and avocado, for serving
- 1/2 cup mayo
- 1-2 tablespoons chopped chipotle in adobo
- 2 teaspoons honey
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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!
So yummy and easy to make!
Thanks so much!! I love to hear that this recipe was delish and I appreciate you making it! xT
okay I was not expecting to enjoy this as much as I did!! it was a hit for the whole fam (husband and toddlers included haha). thanks for another delicious, easy recipe!!
Lol thanks so much for trying these out, so glad to hear that they were a hit! Have a great Thursday! xT
OMG! Another you nailed it recipe!!!! My husband and I loved these salmon patties!!! LOVED!!! Great job! I so look forward to your weekly recipes. Thank you!!!
Wonderful!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your comment, so glad it was a hit! Happy Memorial Day weekend!🇺🇸
Easy and delicious!
Thanks so much!! I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear the burgers were a hit! xT
These were amazing! I should have taken a picture, these burgers were so beautiful. The contrast of the spicy burger and mayo with the avocado, shredded lettuce and buttered brioche, just awesome! I made 4 burgers from this recipe and we are stuffed! Thank you for another great recipe!
Thanks so much Susan!! I love to hear that this recipe was a hit, I appreciate you making it! Happy Sunday! xT
Ooooo….this was SO YUMMY! Even my husband LOVED it!!!!! Quick and easy and will definitely be in the regular rotation.
Mine were a bit wet/loose so maybe I need to drain/dry salmon better or add another egg but I’m not complaining- they were EXCELLENT! Thank you AGAIN Tieghan!!!!!!!
Happy Sunday!!🍍🥥 Thank you so much for trying this recipe and your feedback, so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT
So quick and delicious! Perfect for a week night when I don’t want to make something elaborate but still want amazing flavor. Will definitely keep this meal in the rotation.
Fantastic!! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and I appreciate you making it! Have a great weekend! xx