Our Favorite Non-Beef Burger Recipes

When it comes to burgers, who ever said they need to be made with beef? Mix up your routine with these tasty alternatives, from juicy chicken burgers to flavorful veggie patties — and everything in between!

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Southwest Turkey Burgers

Rachael loads up her turkey patties with lots of fresh herbs, peppers and a little spice.

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Bobby's Tuna Burgers

Bobby's tuna burgers feature fresh tuna steaks, honey and chipotle, grilled and served with aioli on crusty bread. The secret to holding their shape is some time in the fridge.

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Black Bean Burgers

These meatless burgers are packed with amazing flavor and have a nice, hearty texture from the mashed up beans.

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California Turkey Burger

We top a turkey burger with our favorite superfoods to make a delicious weeknight dinner. Avocado takes mayonnaise to the next level, and a smear of kale-and-almond pesto amps up the antioxidants.

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Perfect Veggie Burgers

You won't miss protein or heartiness when you bite into these patties. They're packed with walnuts, beans and barley for plenty of flavor, texture and taste.

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Manchego-Stuffed Pork Burgers

Make burgers with a Spanish flair, stuffing pork patties with Manchego cheese before popping them onto the grill.

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Perfect Pork Burgers

Double the dose of pork in these burgers by adding some ground-up bacon. Serve them with creamy coleslaw for a crunchy twist.

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Morgan's Veggie Patties

These patties have a spectrum of textures and flavors with beans, peppers, onions, spices and more. You'll never think "dull" when you think of veggie patties again, thanks to Guy's 5-star recipe.

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Curry Pork Burgers with Spicy Ketchup

Sunny's juicy, 5-star burgers are packed with so much flavor you'll never believe they come together in only 15 minutes. Seasoned with curry, coriander and a touch of cayenne, they'll upgrade your burger expectations for good.

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Perfect Salmon Burgers

A coating of panko breadcrumbs makes these fresh salmon burgers extra crunchy.

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Everything Salmon Burgers with Scallion Sour Cream-Cream Cheese Sauce

Skip basic burgers and serve these salmon patties topped with a tangy sauce of cream cheese and sour cream.

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Perfect Turkey Burgers

Mix a portobello mushroom into the turkey patty for added flavor, then top with cheese and creamy avocado.

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Tuna Steak Burgers

This restaurant-worthy tuna burger is topped with fried shallots for extra crunch in every bite.

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Giada's Prosciutto Lamb Burgers

Giada gives burgers an Italian twist with this lamb burger.

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Turkey-Pepperoni Burgers

Make dinner in 30 minutes with this recipe from Food Network Magazine. Dress up this burger with mayonnaise whisked with parsley, lemon zest and garlic.

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Organic Lamb Burger with Fresh Mint Yogurt and Quinoa

Combine ground lamb with nutty quinoa for a flavor-packed patty with great texture. Since the grains are mixed in, this burger doesn't need a bun — just a dollop of cool Greek yogurt with mint.

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Double Decker Turkey Patty Melt

Alex lightens up the double cheeseburger by using turkey instead of beef. Adding some sriracha mayo to the ground meat makes for extra-juicy burgers with a hint of spiciness. If you want something smaller, make 8 individual, single-layer burgers instead. 

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Turkey and Zucchini Burgers

Make lean yet juicy burgers by combining ground turkey with grated zucchini and chopped scallion.

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Chicken Burgers

These golden chicken burgers are unbelievably juicy but surprisingly low in fat. To keep the calorie count low, use ground white chicken meat and low-fat milk when preparing the burger patties.

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Salmon Burgers

Looking for a fresh take on burgers? Ree makes hers with canned salmon. She uses a blend of lemon juice, seafood seasoning and hot sauce to give the patties extra flavor. After cooking, she spreads salty, caper mayonnaise on top for the perfect finish.

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Chicken Pot Pie Burgers

Why enjoy one classic meal when you can have two?! Trisha combines a tasty burger patty with the warmth of a chicken pot pie to achieve a double dose of comfort.

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Buffalo Chicken Burgers

This is the twist on burger night that your whole family is sure to enjoy. Homemade blue cheese dressing and hot sauce give this ground chicken burger a familiar flavor that’s hard to resist.

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Veggie Burger Pockets

Use frozen veggie burgers to make these high-fiber, low-fat burger pockets. Cucumber, mint and crumbled feta add a refreshing, Greek-inspired twist that's ideal for a summer cookout.

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Cheyenne Burger

Bobby uses turkey meat for his Cheyenne Burger, and he keeps things juicy with smoky bacon, sharp cheddar, crunchy onion rings and tangy barbecue sauce.

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Turkey Cornucopia Burger with Paprika Aioli

These patties are packed with vegetables and spices. Top them off with fresh tomato, avocado and a paprika aioli for an extra infusion of texture and taste.

Get the Recipe: Tassa's Turkey Cornucopia Burger with Paprika Aioli

Feta-Stuffed Juicy Lucy Turkey Burgers

Ground turkey burgers get a bad rap for being a little bit boring. But when dressed up with flavors of the Mediterranean like olives, capers, garlic and dill, and then stuffed with salty and tangy feta cheese, they become anything but. To maximize the flavor we made a quick tzatziki sauce and slathered it over toasted sesame buns, then topped the burgers with fresh tomato slices and crunchy lettuce.

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