27 Beef Burger Alternatives

A burger doesn't have to be made from beef to be delicious. Need proof? Check out these mouthwatering burgers made with ground turkey, chicken, pork, and veggies.


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Salmon Burgers

    Herb-seasoned crackers and Dijon-style mustard help hold these salmon burgers together. Sliced avocado and green onions are fresh toppers.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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The Big Pig

    Top flavorful pork burgers with ham, homemade slaw, and barbecue sauce for an easy weeknight dinner.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
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Cumin-Crusted Veggie Burgers with Pineapple Salsa

    Top a meatless burger patty with grilled pineapple relish, chopped peanuts, and basil for a quick and healthy meal.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Turkey Burgers with Peaches & Blueberries

    Fresh fruit and Monterey Jack cheese are unexpected toppers for these open-face sandwiches, but the combination is delicious.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins 
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Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Peach Ketchup

    The quick peach ketchup is whirled together in the blender. Stir a little of it into the ground turkey for flavorful, moist burgers.

Makes: 8 servings
Serving size: 8 burgers
Prep   30 mins 
Cook   20 mins 
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Veggie Burgers with Apple-Onion Salad

    Italian bread crumbs, carrots, and onions ensure these patties are filled with flavor. For crunch and freshness, top the burgers with sweet-and-sour Apple-Onion Salad.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Cook   8 mins  to  10 mins 
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Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers

    Top these meatless burgers with spinach, feta cheese, yogurt, roasted red pepper, and red onion.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Cook   8 mins 
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Southern-Style Veggie Sliders

    Make these meatless burgers with mashed black-eyed peas, bread crumbs, and veggies. Cajun mayonnaise adds a kick.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 12 sliders (6 servings)
Start to Finish   35 mins 
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Salmon Burgers

    Salmon is coated in a spiced mixture of panko bread crumbs to create a burger that sizzles. Mayo spiked with lime juice and red onion adds pizzazz.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Chill   30 mins  to 8 hrs 
Cook   8 mins 
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Open-Face Chicken Pesto Burgers

    With its tantalizing combination of mozzarella, tomato, and basil-pesto, this fresh twist on the classic burger is anything but ordinary.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   12 mins 
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Black Bean Chipotle Burgers

    These black bean burgers are spiced up with a zesty mix of poblano chile peppers, garlic, and black pepper.

Makes: 8 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Chill  1 hr 
Grill   8 mins 
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Pizza Burgers

    Combine two classic crowd pleasers for a barbecue dish your cookout crowd will love.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   20 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Cracked Wheat Burgers with Pickled Onions and Lime Slather

    Topped with pickled onions and a tangy mixture of mayonnaise and lime juice, this zippy meatless burger is hard to resist.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   40 mins 
Chill  2 hrs 
Grill   8 mins 
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Currant-Glazed Pork Burgers

    Currant jelly adds richness to juicy pork burgers. Pungent herbs and spices -- cinnamon, cloves, and thyme -- add extra punch.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Fish Burgers with Dilled Slaw

    Seasoned with a flavorful mixture of ginger, chili sauce, wasabi, and garlic, and topped with a creamy slaw, these grilled tuna burgers make a delicious alternative to traditional beef burgers.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   10 mins 
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Black Bean Burgers with Sweet Corn Salsa

    A homemade vegetable salsa tempers the spice in these zesty black bean burgers. Walnuts add satisfying crunch.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   45 mins 
Grill   37 mins 
Stand  1 hr 
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Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms

    Topped with a zingy mix of mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, and black pepper, and served on flatbread, this fresh burger recipe takes just 20 minutes to make.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   25 mins 
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Portobello Burgers

    This Portobello mushroom is packed with flavor, thanks to a four-ingredient marinade. Layer them with melted cheese, roasted red pepper, and fresh basil on ciabatta rolls for a simple supper you'll love.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   20 mins 
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Garden Veggie Burgers

    Spice up meatless patties with red onion, spinach, garlic, and feta cheese. They'll be ready and on the table in just 25 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   10 mins 
Cook   12 mins 
Grill   15 mins  to  20 mins 
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Turkey Burger & Home Fries

    For a fresh twist on the classic burger, combine ground turkey with curry powder, mayonnaise, feta cheese, and a dash of salt. Broil and top with your favorite fresh veggies.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   18 mins 
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Pork & Peanut Burgers

    A three-ingredient topping of chili sauce, peanut butter, and garlic jazzes up these grilled pork burgers. Chopped peanuts add satisfying crunch.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   10 mins 
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Sassy Turkey Burger

    A mixture of diced tomato, onion, and jalapeno peppers makes a quick and delicious topper for these easy-to-make pork and turkey burgers.

Makes: 6 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Turkey Dinner Burgers

    These simple-to-make burgers are flavored with your favorite bottled barbecue sauce. Shredded cabbage adds a pop of color and crunch. Serve sweet potato fries on the side.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   15 mins 
Cook   12 mins 
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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

    Spices, yogurt, ground chicken, and bread crumbs combine to make these flavorful burgers. Top off with a chilled mixture of cucumbers, fresh mint, red onion, and balsamic vinaigrette.

Makes: 4 servings
Prep   30 mins 
Grill   14 mins 
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Greek-Style Turkey Burgers

    Greek salsa, feta cheese, and grilled pita bread put a unique spin on burgers made of ground turkey or chicken.

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Grilled Turkey Burgers

    Orange marmalade brushed on during grilling gives these turkey burgers a fresh burst of flavor. Top with crisp lettuce, juicy tomato, and onion.

Makes: 5 servings
Prep   25 mins 
Grill   14 mins  to  18 mins 
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BBQ Chicken Burgers

    These burgers are made of ground chicken, bread crumbs, nuts, barbecue sauce, and black pepper -- and they bake up with fries in just 30 minutes.

Makes: 4 servings
Start to Finish   30 mins  425°F 
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