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Non-Beef Burger Recipes: Turkey, Pork, Veggie And More

Whether you use a grill, skillet or broiler, burgers are great however you cook them. But not all of the best burgers are made from beef. Don't jump to conclusions. But we've got recipes that'll make you want to branch out beyond the cow -- think turkey burgers, pork burgers, chicken burgers, veggie burgers, bean burgers and more. So whether you don't eat red meat, are a vegetarian or pescetarian, or just an adventures eater, we've got a burger to suit everyone.

See the slideshow below for all the non-beef burger recipes.

Also see: 16 Ways To Improve Your Veggie Burger

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  • Italian-Sausage Burgers With Garlicky Spinach

    These burgers couldn't be any easier to make -- simply remove sweet or hot Italian pork sausages from their casings and form into patties and grill. Top the burgers with provolone cheese and sauteed spinach and spread the ciabatta rolls with sun-dried tomato pesto for extra flavor. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/italian-sausage-burgers-w_n_1058500.html" target="_hplink">Italian-Sausage Burgers with Garlicky Spinach recipe</a></strong>

  • Tuna Nicoise Burgers

    You'll find the bold flavors of a classic Nicoise salad in this burger recipe: fresh tuna, olives, capers and anchovy. The burgers can easily be made on the grill, just make sure to brush them with oil (not the grates) so they don't dry out. Serve on toasted brioche buns with sliced tomato and arugula. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/tuna-nioise-burgers_n_1058760.html" target="_hplink">Tuna Nicoise Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Turkey Burgers With Lemon Mayonnaise

    These turkey burgers blend together sweet and savory flavors such as celery, apple, chipotle pepper and lemon zest. Serve the burgers on whole-wheat buns spread with lemon mayonnaise and top with caramelized onions. <strong>Get <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/michelles-turkey-burgers_n_1058553.html" target="_hplink">Turkey Burgers with Lemon Mayonnaise recipe</a></strong>

  • Spanish Pork Burgers

    This pork burger takes on the flavors of Spain with pimenton (paprika) and green olives, which are incorporated into the patties. Top the burgers with Manchego cheese, caramelized onions and piquillo peppers. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/spanish-pork-burgers_n_1056037.html" target="_hplink">Spanish Pork Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Turkey Burgers With Spicy Pickle Sauce

    Chopped dill pickles, chopped hot peppers and Greek yogurt are all the ingredients you need to make the spicy condiment for these turkey burgers, which are flavored with smoked paprika. Serve on buns or English muffins. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/turkey-burgers-with-spicy_n_1058762.html" target="_hplink">Turkey Burgers with Spicy Pickle Sauce recipe</a></strong>

  • Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers

    These black bean burgers are packed with heat from chipotle chile powder and smoked paprika. Cook the black beans with bay leaves and a piece of kombu (seaweed) to infuse the beans with savory flavor. The cooking liquid will come in handy when making the bean patties, which also use brown rice for texture. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/15/black-bean-chipotle-burge_n_1151669.html" target="_hplink">Black Bean-Chipotle Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Brown-Rice Veggie Burgers

    These brown-rice burgers feature the flavors of Mexico with Monterey Jack cheese and chipotle and poblano chiles. The recipe also includes peas and pepita (pumpkin seeds) for extra texture. Instead of buns serve in pocket pitas. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/brown-rice-veggie-burgers_n_1058252.html" target="_hplink">Brown-Rice Veggie Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Veggie Burgers With Pomegranate Ketchup

    The secret to this veggie burger is the dried porcini mushrooms, which lend a savory flavor. The burgers also include raisins, almonds, fresh mushrooms, soybeans, cooked lentils and couscous. Jazz up your average ketchup with some pomegranate molasses to create a flavorful condiment. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/veggie-burgers-with-pomeg_n_1061058.html" target="_hplink">Veggie Burgers with Pomegranate Ketchup recipe</a></strong>

  • Mediterranean Portobello Burger

    Portobello mushrooms look so meaty that they work wonderfully as a burger when grilled. Here each one is topped with a salad of red peppers, tomato, feta, olives and oregano, and served on sliced sourdough bread. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/mediterranean-portobello-_n_1049534.html" target="_hplink">Mediterranean Portobello Burger recipe</a></strong>

  • Chickpea Burgers

    These chickpea burgers are a lot like Middle Eastern falafel except they're packed with even more healthy ingredients like brown rice and wheat germ. Serve the patties in pita bread and drizzle with yogurt. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chickpea-burgers-_n_1062451.html" target="_hplink">Chickpea Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Greek-Style Lamb Burgers With Oregano And Feta

    Make these succulent lamb burgers easily in the broiler. Serve each patty atop a Greek-style salad topped with feta cheese or envelope each patty in a pita bread. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/greek-style-lamb-burgers-_n_1056981.html" target="_hplink">Greek-style Lamb Burgers with Oregano and Feta recipe</a></strong>

  • Crab Cake Burgers

    Crab cake lovers will appreciate this recipe, which puts the classic appetizer in a bun (or English muffin) to create a burger. Use panko breadcrumbs instead of regular to create an extra crispy texture. Top with tartar sauce instead of ketchup and serve with a side salad. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/crab-cake-burgers_n_1049232.html" target="_hplink">Crab Cake Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Lentil Burgers

    Use an average can of lentils to create these healthy lentil burgers. Toasted almonds and fresh marjoram add lots of bold flavor. The recipe calls for Worcestershire sauce, but to keep these burgers vegetarian-friendly, make sure to find one made without anchovies. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/lentil-burgers_n_1062535.html" target="_hplink">Lentil Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Salmon Burgers With Green Goddess Sauce

    The secret to moist salmon burgers is to mince the fish into small uniform pieces. After forming into patties, refrigerate for at least 20 minutes and then cook in a nonstick skillet. Serve atop lettuce and dollop with green goddess dressing, made with sour cream mayonnaise, anchovies, chives, parsley and capers. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/salmon-burgers-with-green_n_1056665.html" target="_hplink">Salmon Burgers with Green Goddess Sauce recipe</a></strong>

  • Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers

    These chicken burgers are made with ground dark-meat chicken, which keeps them extra moist, but if you prefer, make them with ground white meat chicken for a leaner result. To get the authentic "cordon bleu" taste, mix in diced ham into the patty mixture and top with Swiss cheese while the burgers grill. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/chicken-cordon-bleu-burge_n_1062446.html" target="_hplink">Chicken Cordon Bleu Burgers recipe</a></strong>

  • Turkey Burgers With Mango Chutney

    You don't need anything more than store-bought mango chutney to take these turkey burgers to the next level of flavor. Top them with grilled red onions and serve on crispy baguettes. <strong>Get the <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/27/turkey-burgers-with-mango_n_1062171.html" target="_hplink">Turkey Burgers with Mango Chutney recipe</a></strong>

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