When it comes to dinner ideas in the winter season, we tend to veer toward cozy bowlfuls of meaty chilis and hearty soups. But comfort food doesn’t always have to be served in a bowl. In fact, it can be found between two buns as well. Though burgers are typically chalked up to being a summer food, sometimes we just can’t help ourselves. Here are 18 enticing burgers for you to sink your chompers into this winter.


1. Greek Lamb Burgers: If you love all of those tangy Mediterranean flavors that come with a Greek salad, you’ll be head over heels for this burger. Juicy and flavor-packed lamb patties are smothered with tzatziki and then topped with tomatoes, cucumbers and crumbly feta. (via Jo Cooks)


2. Black Bean Tempeh Burgers: When you think of an oozy indulgent burger, the words “healthy” and “vegan” might ruin the fantasy, but they shouldn’t. Vegans know delicious, and these tasty simple-to-make black bean tempeh patties prove it. (via Wholesome Soybean)


3. Spanish Pork Burgers With Garlic Shrimp and Sundried Tomato Pesto Aioli: If you can’t decide between surf or turf, have both. Nobody should have to make such hard decisions in life, especially after a long day at work. (via Little Kitchen. Big World)


4. Buffalo Chickpea Veggie Burgers: These bomb veggie burgers get a fun and feisty kick with the help of our friend Frank, in all of his red hot goodness. Not only are they easy to assemble, but they can be in your hands in a measly 25 minutes. (via Peas and Crayons)


5. Goat Cheese Guac Burgers With Cheddar and Caramelized Onions: If you’re on the hunt to find the burger of your dreams, this just might be it. These deliciously tender patties are stuffed with cheese, but it’s an easy task that comes with a grand reward. (via How Sweet It Is)


6. Super Quick Vegan Black Bean Burgers: A fast and delicious burger doesn’t have to be handed to you from a drive-thru window. These bad boys are homemade, ready in 20 minutes or less and are jam-packed with protein and fresh veggies. (via Lauren Caris Cooks)


7. Pork Burgers With Guacamole and Fried Jalapeños: Eating this drool-worthy burger might send you to burgatory, but it will be worth it. Juicy pork patties are adorned with melty cheddar, lightly fried jalapeños and a generous scoop of guac. Food coma, here we come! (via Chili Pepper Madness)


8. Sunflower Seed Veggie Burgers With Grilled Halloumi and Curried Tahini Sauce: This recipe sure sounds fancy, but it’s as easy as mixing a bunch of tasty ingredients together and stuffing them all into a bun. This ‘wich is full of exciting flavors and health benefits. YAAAS. (via Half Baked Harvest)


9. Thai Style Fish Burgers: A salmon burger has never looked so good. Slathered with sweet chili sauce, this spicy fish patty is easy to blend up and you probably have all of the ingredients you need in your pantry right now. AH-mazing. (via Kitchen Sanctuary)


10. Sausage and Beef Burgers on Homemade Pretzel Buns: Imagine the combination of a succulent meat patty and a salty pretzel bun. Now, imagine the satisfaction of that pretzel bun having been made by you. They’re easy to make in the bread maker, so whip them up in advance and set your fine self up for future weeknight dinners. (via Supergolden Bakes)


11. Spiced Cauliflower Burger With Sauerkraut: We’ve seen a lot of creative plant-based burgers, but cauliflower isn’t as common and we’re pretty excited about it. With a smart blend of spices, this veg patty is a superstar, and you’ll be craving this ‘burg on the regular. (via The Awesome Green)


12. Gouda Stuffed Burgers With Horseradish Aioli and Caramelized Onions: It’s hard to compete with a burger patty stuffed with cheese, let alone a sweet and sharp Gouda. With the addition of caramelized onions and tangy aioli, this burger *begs* to become a staple winter dinner. (via Good Life Eats)


13. Pomegranate Feta Bison Burgers: Sure, it’s great to indulge in a summer-inspired burger mid-winter in order to lift your spirits, but winter-inspired burgers shouldn’t be ignored… epecially when they’re smothered in a seasonal pomegranate sauce. (via Running to the Kitchen)


14. Crispy Autumn Veg Burgers With Apple Cider Slaw: Who doesn’t pine for the heartwarming aroma and comfort of apple cider? Now imagine bringing that comfort to your plate. This appetizing burger does exactly that. (via How Sweet It Is)


15. Bison Burgers With Brie, Bacon and Caramelized Onions: This burger gives you everything that is juicy, sweet, spicy, cheesy and crunchy. The exciting inclusion of pear will have you ditching the usual tomatoes and lettuce more often. (via Cooking for Keeps)


16. French Onion Beef Sliders: Okay, let’s be real. Food normally dubbed as “party nosh” can totally be dinner some nights, amirite? Especially in the midst of winter when you need something to warm your belly and comfort your soul, there’s nothing better than beef-y, cheesy and onion-y sliders. (via Host the Toast)


17. Chipotle Pumpkin Veggie Burgers: Smokey and seasonal, these glorious chipotle pumpkin burgers are where it’s at. They’re freezer-friendly, so you can make them in advance and hook yourself up with eventual dinners; future you will thank you. (via Peas and Crayons)


18. The Amazing Black Bean Burger: Although simple, this stunning black bean burger is for the adventurer. So if you’re up for trying some new and delicious ingredients (and you SHOULD be), give this a whirl. You won’t be disappointed. (via Nourish Atelier)

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