Recipe Roundup: No-Beef Burgers

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Recipe Roundup: No-Beef Burgers

Planning a Labor Day cookout next weekend? Shake up your burger routine with these recipes, which reinvent the classic with a few creative ingredients. Whether you’re serving vegetarians or just looking for new ideas, we’ve got you covered.


Chickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika MayonnaiseChickpea and Roasted Red Pepper Burgers with Smoked Paprika Mayonnaise
Even traditional burger fans will be won over by these healthy vegetarian patties — and slathering them with a smoky mayonnaise makes them even more appealing.
Mini Tomato and Goat Cheese BurgersMini Tomato and Goat Cheese Burgers

These little meatless sandwiches, developed by Chef Dan Barber, make a tasty starter for a party.


Grilled Portobello BurgersGrilled Portobello Burgers
Thick, juicy, flavor-packed portobello mushrooms make a simple but delicious stand-in for beef, especially when brushed with balsamic vinegar.
Salmon Burgers with Vegetable SlawSalmon Burgers with Vegetable Slaw
Here’s something completely different to serve at a backyard barbecue. Ground salmon, herbs and breadcrumbs are sandwiched between buns and topped with a tangy slaw.
Turkey BurgersTurkey Burgers
Turkey burgers satisfy a primal craving for meat without weighing you down. Use regular ground turkey, which is a mix of white and dark meat, for the best flavor.
Lamb Burgers with Mint-Feta PestoLamb Burgers with Mint-Feta Pesto
Lamb’s distinctive flavor shines on the grill, especially when accompanied by a little feta-laced mint pesto and some lightly toasted pita bread.
Grilled Three-Pork BurgersGrilled Three-Pork Burgers
These burgers, made with ground pork shoulder, chorizo and bacon, pack a punch, so keep toppings simple. A slice of tomato, dollop of mayo and a crisp lettuce leaf are all you need.


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