8 Beef-Free Burgers That Will Blow Your Mind

Food: Nutrition

By: // June 17, 2015


We thought it would be fun to showcases some beef-free burger options that are a little outside the bun so to speak. We aren’t bashing beef, but since so many people are electing to eat a healthier diet, why not share our favorites from the Get Healthy U kitchen and around the web! These eight beef-free burgers are unique, tasty, and cover a wide spectrum of flavors your taste buds will cheer for. From salmon, turkey, meatless, to Moroccan, every party goer will be wowed by these healthier selections. My personal favorite is my Spicy Black Bean Burger! This low-cal, protein packed flavor sensation has a great texture that even your pickiest “meat lover” guest will love. Just mix up a batch of our low-cal Sassy Skinny Margaritas or Watermelon Mojitos and your BBQ will be a hit!

Meatless Spicy Black Bean Burger

A vegetarian option with a little kick! Who knew going meatless could be so tasty? I use a little pepper jack cheese in these burgers because it adds a nice hearty texture you can sick your teeth into. These burgers freeze really well and make a easy meal served with whole grain chips and my simple Homemade Hummus Recipe.

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

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Dill Salmon Burger

I love fresh salmon. It’s so tasty and packed with healthy fats like omega-3s that are crucial to good heart health. This light and delicious salmon burger is the perfect protein on a hot summer night with a side of creamy Potato Salad!

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: SlenderKitchen.com

Related: 10 Healthy Homemade Pizza Recipes

Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Burger

You have heard of a Juicy Lucy, this healthier version takes the cake! The delicious turkey burger is amazing with the gooey goat cheese stuffing, and the peach barbecue sauce is tangy, sweet, and to die for!

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: AmbitiousKitchen.com

Beet Burgers with Chipotle Aioli

Beet burgers have become one of my all-time favorite meals. They are great served up on a toasted bun like this one, or they are also super tasty on top of a salad. Using a food processor makes this recipe a snap. I highly recommend trying this chipotle aioli that we put on burgers, sweet potato fries, fresh veggies, and just about anything we can find.

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: GetHealthyU.com

Turkey Burger Pitas with Avocado & Feta

Drop that bun and reach for a pita! This tasty Mediterranean-inspired turkey burger recipe can’t get much easier, and I love using pita bread for a fun twist. Top with any of your favorite veggies and even add some green peppers and Greek olives for a little extra yum! I serve these healthy turkey burger pitas with my Ultimate Greek Salad.

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: AmbitiousKitchen.com

Chickpea Sweet Potato Quinoa Burgers

These sweet potato and chickpea burgers have the perfect balance of savory and sweet. The quinoa adds a nice texture to these veggie patties, and I love the spiced yogurt sauce on top as a healthy swap for high fat mayonnaise.

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: AmbitiousKitchen.com

Related: 5 Healthy Summer Salsa Recipes

Spinach and Feta Stuffed Turkey Burgers

If you have tried turkey burgers in the past and they were dry or bland, give this protein packed recipe a shot! These juicy patties are oozing with tangy Feta and vitamin-rich spinach.

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: GetHealthyU.com

Healthy Lentil and Mushroom Veggie Burgers

Once you try this healthy lentil and mushroom veggie burger recipe, you’ll never buy a store-bought veggie burger again. These hearty veggie burgers have a nice nutty flavor to them, and I highly recommend a little goat cheese and arugula on top. I really like this Fennel Slaw as a side dish to this burger!

Mix up your next party with these healthy beef-free burger recipes that will leave your tastebuds happy and healthy!

PHOTO CREDIT: TheHealthyMaven.com

Some of these amazing burgers may be outside your comfort zone, but getting healthy means making small changes that stick. Maybe today it’s making that vegetarian spicy black bean burger, and next week you start to reduce your red meat consumption by participating in Meatless Monday! Even small steps like moving more each day and trying new recipes help you become a healthier you!

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1 Comment


on March 4, 2016 at 9:13 AM Reply

There are so many great alternatives to beef these days. These look amazing. I will have to try them! Thanks for sharing!



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