Beef Burger Alternatives

Pan-Seared Pork Burgers with Peppers and Mushrooms
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.

Veggie-Turkey Burgers

In addition to the lettuce, tomato, and spiralized zucchini on top of these turkey burgers, we blend shredded carrots right into the meat mixture itself. The results are magnificently moist and tender. Cook on a grill pan on the stove or on an outdoor barbecue depending on the season, then finish with a spoonful of peppy curry mustard.

Buffalo Chicken Burgers

No plans for dinner tonight? Wing it with this quick and easy buffalo-flavored burger recipe. Slathered with buttery wing sauce and topped with a speedy homemade blue cheese dressing, this single-skillet supper features everything you adore about a chicken wing appetizer.

Grilled Cherry Tomato Turkey Burgers

The key for juicy yet lean turkey burgers: blend a spoonful of mustard and a splash of milk with the white meat before shaping and grilling. Echo the same flavor by spreading each bun with Dijon before stacking on the burgers, grilled tomatoes, and snipped basil.

Chicken Burgers with Smoky Succotash

No beef + no bun = no complaints from gluten-free diners and red meat-abstainers! Coat each burger with crunchy crushed tortilla chips and plate with a Mexican-inspired succotash, and everyone will ask for this one-pan oven-baked meal on repeat.

Mini Gyro Burgers with Watermelon-Feta Salad

A blend of lamb and turkey, plus plenty of mint and oregano, give these slider burgers their gyro-like taste. During cold weather months, top with fresh greens and crumbled goat cheese. Come summer, don't miss our refreshing watermelon relish.

Thai Pork Burgers

You'd never guess by looking, but we've combined chopped bacon with the ground pork for a savory, salty boost. Aromatic additions like lemongrass and ginger layer on the flavor—as does a sriracha mayo.

Lentil Veggie Burgers

To make this high-fiber mushroom and sweet potato burger in less than 30 minutes, start with purchased cooked refrigerated lentils. That variety or just-simmered lentils both hold together nicely in the pan-fried patties.

Stuffed Sausage Sliders

Psst...cheddar cheese is the decadent stuffing inside these nicely-spiced pork sliders. And since the duo of apples and cheddar are a snacktime staple, shredded apple is inside—and Grilled Apple-Fennel Slaw is on top—of the burgers.

Greek Salmon Burgers

Forget beef burgers. These grilled salmon patties taste just as great as the "real thing" (if not better!). A homemade cucumber-yogurt sauce adds refreshing Greek flair to the cookout recipe.

Turkey Burgers with Peaches and Blueberries

This open-faced turkey burger proves that, come summer, fruit and meat can go together like peaches and cream. Chopped stone fruit adds moisture to the patties, while a fresh fruit salsa stands in for the second piece of garlic bread.

Tip: Take another cue from the garden and garnish with fresh mint if you like.

Fiery Quinoa Burgers

Spice is nice! These quinoa and white bean burgers are far-from-boring thanks to a pinch of cayenne, a handful of fresh cilantro, plenty of lime zest, and a sprinkle of salty peanuts on top. Seeking more heat? Swirl on some sriracha.

Thai-Style Tuna Burger

Panko bread crumbs, fresh ginger, green onion, fish sauce, and chili sauce are the essential items that take these fish burgers on a trip to Asia. Since it's centered around canned tuna, this speedy vacation-on-a-plate is affordable to boot.

Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers

Ready in less than 30 minutes, these DIY meatless burgers star stuffing mix, eggs, spinach, and feta. Set out a spread of Greek toppings like plain yogurt, roasted red peppers, tzatziki sauce, hummus, red onion slices, diced tomato, and cucumber slices so everyone can BYOB (build your own burger).

Cheddar-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Peach Ketchup

It's time to give plain ol' tomato ketchup the day off. The almost-instant peach ketchup is whirled together in the blender. Stir a little of it into the ground turkey for more flavorful burgers, then spoon some on a peach slice-topped patty.

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. With the perfect mix of sweet (via fruit) and spicy (from the toasted and crushed cumin seeds), each 316-calorie sandwich truly satisfies.

Rosemary-Brie Chicken Burgers

Rosemary and brie get naming rights for this grilled chicken burger recipe, but the cranberries and walnuts stirred into the meat deserve their moment in the spotlight, too! This is the perfect beef burger alternative to serve on Labor Day weekend to give a nod to the fall flavors to come.

Black Bean Chipotle Burgers

Crushed corn chips and brown rice give these black bean and corn burgers a hearty texture, while salsa adds spice. Season with a zesty mix of poblano chile peppers, garlic, and black pepper for one of the most flavorful meatless burgers you'll ever taste.

Tip: For a quick-fix meal, make ahead and freeze for up to a month. Come dinnertime, remove from the freezer, brush with oil, and grill 8 to 10 minutes.

Open-Face Chicken Pesto Burgers

With its tantalizing combination of mozzarella, tomato, and basil-pesto, this caprese-inspired chicken burger is anything but ordinary. Instead of a standard bun, serve on ciabatta, focaccia, or even a pint-sized pizza crust.

Veggie Burgers with Apple-Onion Salad

Craving Italian? Try these marinara-crowned bean burgers for dinner tonight. Italian bread crumbs, carrots, and onions ensure these patties are filled with flavor. For a refreshing side, plate each vegetarian burger with a scoop of sweet-and-sour Apple-Onion Salad.

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 ground pork burger recipe takes just 25 minutes to make. For extra flavor and vitamins, pile on some fajita veggies just before digging in.

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