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Where’s the Beef? 5 Burgers with No Beef

Roasted zucchini burger by half baked harvest

It doesn’t feel like summer unless you’re standing around the grill waiting for that juicy burger… unless, that is, you don’t eat red meat. Wondering what to serve to your vegetarian or flexitarian guests at your next summer backyard grill?

These mouth-watering pescatarian burgers, vegetarian burgers, and vegan burger alternatives just might make you rethink the beef, even if your tastes run more to rare (like this burger from Impossible Foods).
We’ve searched far and wide to find our top 5 favorite beef-free burger recipes.

1. Teriyaki Salmon Burger with Asian Slaw

Recipe Runner’s, Danae, resides in Colorado indulging her two passions, cooking and running. She’s created a healthy, protein packed burger from under the sea! It’ll be sure to refuel you after a long day in the sun. Check out this recipe paired with a delicious Asian slaw.

Teriyaki salmon burger with asian slaw by Recipe Runner

Photo: Danae/Recipe Runner

2. Italian Turkey Burgers

Erin, from Well Plated, loves to share wholesome recipes that use minimal processed ingredients, seasonal produce, healthy fats, and whole grains. She believes that food brings together a community, and there’s nothing like burgers fresh off the grill to bring people together. Make this zesty turkey burger on your grill for another beef-less alternative that still gives you that great charred taste and a happy belly.

Cheesy turkey burger by well plated

Photo: Erin/Well Plated

3. Spicy Chipotle Chicken Burger

Lyuba, from Will Cook for Smiles is an accidental food blogger who created her site as a medium to share her love of cooking and baking. Over time she became a pro and creates delectable recipes such as her Spicy Chipotle Chicken Burger. Like a little kick in your food? Packed with chipotle peppers, this patty is sure to pack a punch in every bite. Check it out!

4. Vegan Lentil Burger

Contentedness Cooking’s, Florian, has nailed the marriage of hearty and healthy with his vegan friendly patty. Florian shares plant-based recipes on his blog that are free from processed foods, refined sugar, and are mostly gluten free. This recipe is sure to be a crowd pleaser for your non-meat eating friends as well as those looking to be a little more health conscious.

vegan lentil burger by contentedness cooking

Photo: Florian/Contentedness Cooking

5. Roasted Zucchini Burgers with Garlic Whipped Feta

Tieghan, from Half Baked Harvest, knows how to please a large crowd. She began her cooking journey at age 15 while helping to satisfy her large family’s appetite. If she can please her five hungry brothers with a beef-less burger, this recipe is sure to satiate your meat cravings. Try her veggie-friendly recipe that gets a creamy finish with a whipped feta spread.

Roasted zucchini burger by half baked harvest

Photo: Teighan/Half Baked Harvest



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