Tired of Traditional Burgers? Try These 29 fish, lamb, pork, bison, venison, and elk burgers.

Everyone loves burgers! Us, too. And we love exploring the wide world of burgers that go beyond beef. This article features 29 fish and seafood burgers, lamb, pork, bison, venison and elk. If you are looking for plant-based burgers, classic beef burgers, or chicken, turkey or duck, we have those, too. But for now, keep reading for Indian Spicy Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Chutney, Grilled Bison Burgers with Pimento Cheese, Easy Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Fennel Slaw, and so many more- even burger bowls!

Lamb Burgers with Tahini Sauce and Feta Herb Salad

Lamb burgers.
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Our recipe for Lamb Burgers with Tahini Sauce and Feta Herb Salad shows you how delicious a burger can be without beef or a bun! This lamb burger gets its Mediterranean flavor from lots of fresh herbs – a combo of oregano, mint, dill and parsley – as well as feta, cumin, and of course, the star of the show, juicy ground lamb. Get the recipe.

Salmon Burgers

Salmon Burgers.
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We are crazy about these Salmon Burgers for so many reasons: they are super quick to make, easy enough for a work night dinner but special enough for guests. You can serve them on a bed of greens, as we did here, or if you like a more classic burger presentation you can use a bun. The patties also freeze well raw, so make a bunch, freeze a few and then dinner will even be quicker next time around. Get the recipe.

Lamb Burgers

Lamb burgers.
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Our Lamb Burgers are a new take on burgers, packed with lemon zest, mint, oregano and dill and garlic and instead of the expected ketchup or mustard we top them with a low lactose yogurt based sauce enriched with salty feta cheese and shredded cucumbers. Get the recipe.

Indian Spicy Lamb Burgers with Red Onion Chutney

Photo credit: Brian Jones.

These spicy lamb Burgers are inspired by Indian flavours and they get served with a pickled red onion chutney, kachumber salad & raita! Get the recipe.

Banh Mi Burger Bowls

burger bowl.
Photo credit: Kari Schweigert Peters.

All the classic sandwich flavors piled into these Banh Mi Burger Bowls are simply perfect for Banh Mi cravings year round! These are the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo options to have all these awesome flavors made into an easy bowl meal. These burger bowls are also simply loaded with fresh veggies and herbs. And it’s all topped off with sriracha mayo, making them simply irresistible. Get the recipe.

Juicy Elk Burger

Photo credit: Annie Weisz.

Grilled elk burgers are the perfect dish for enjoying ground elk meat. This recipe has a few secret ingredients to make the juiciest burgers that are so tender and flavorful. When cooked over an open flame, the lean elk meat develops a savory and smoky taste that pairs perfectly with traditional toppings such as cheddar cheese, lettuce, and tomato. Give this classic elk burger recipe a try today! Get the recipe.

Pork Burgers

Photo credit: Julia Boebel-Jolliff.

These sweet and spicy Pork Burgers are a crowd pleaser in grilling season. Ground pork creates a tender, flavorful burger that is topped with grilled sweet peppers and spicy guacamole. These ground pork burgers are easy and a great meal for a bbq or warm weather get-together. Get the recipe.

Grilled Bison Burgers with Pimento Cheese

Bison burger.
Photo credit: Heather Szutka.

Grilled bison burgers are the perfect quick summer meal – they’re ready in 20 minutes or less! Bison burgers are perfectly seasoned and grilled until juicy, then spread with pimento cheese and your favorite burger toppings. Get the recipe.

Venison Burger

Photo credit: Megan Austin.

Who’s loves a good burger?! Today I am giving classic venison burgers a fresh glow-up with sourdough buns, cheddar cheese and allll the premium thick-cut bacon! These will be the best venison burgers you will ever put in your mouth, hands down! Can you tell I’m getting a little excited? 

I am serving these with an easy aioli, a creamy mayonnaise sauce, to spread onto the toasted sourdough buns. Woodsy thyme upgrades the oven-roasted fries, and I promise even the kids will love’em! Get the recipe.

Greek Salad Bowls with Spiced Lamb Burgers

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This recipe for Greek Salad Bowls with Spiced Lamb Burgers is full of bold flavors, such as feta cheese, Kalamata olives, garlicky yogurt dressing, and spiced lamb burgers! Get the recipe.

Juicy Greek Style Lamb Burger

Photo credit: Kate Phillips.

You can have these super juicy lamb burgers on the table in less than 30 minutes – just mix lamb with ingredients you probably already have, then pan-fry for 5 minutes on each side. Load on the Greek-style toppings for a fun twist on your regular burger night. Get the recipe.

Easy Salmon Burgers

Photo credit: Dana Sandonato.

Taking a break from red meat? This is your burger! This salmon burger recipe is easy, fresh, and full of flavor. Get the recipe.

Feta Lamb Burgers & Lemon Mint Aioli

Photo credit: Beth Neels.

These Feta Lamb Burgers are so juicy and tender! The lamb pairs nicely with feta and this easy lemon, garlic, mint aioli. Done in 20 minutes. Get the recipe.

Shrimp Burgers with Homemade Tartar Sauce

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With the tasty flavor of shrimp and a crunchy panko breading, these shrimp burgers may be the hit of your next party or family lunch. Move over hot dogs! Get the recipe.

Ultimate Pork Burger

Photo credit: Krista Stechman.

The Ultimate Pork Burger is a delicious mess of a burger. It’s the homemade pork version of a Big Mac but with insane flavor. This Ultimate Pork Burger recipe is the burger you want to make when company is coming over for a backyard BBQ. This perfect burger will be a huge hit! Get the recipe.

Easy Blackened Salmon Burgers with Herbed Fennel Slaw

Photo credit: Heather Painchaud.

Savor the bold taste of these blackened salmon burgers paired with a zesty fennel slaw – a delightful fusion of flavor and texture. Get the recipe.

Fresh Salmon Burgers with Easy Lemon Dill Sauce

Photo credit: Heather Painchaud.

Delight in homemade fresh salmon burgers paired with a zesty lemon dill sauce – a mouthwatering twist on the classic burger experience. Get the recipe.

Juicy Elk Burgers

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These thick and juicy elk burgers are so hearty and savory! They are a fun twist on a classic hamburger. These burgers made with ground elk are easy to make, perfectly seasoned, and incredibly tender. Get the recipe.

Bison Burgers

Photo credit: Joss Dyckson.

Juicy bison patties are combined with sun-dried tomatoes, spices and chipotle sauce for some kick. The buns are lightly toasted on the grill and the burger is finished off with some melted Havarti cheese, caramelized onions and fresh greens. This is a summer burger you need to try at least once! Get the recipe.

Grilled Halloumi Lamb Burger

Lamb burger.
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This grilled halloumi lamb burger is packed with fresh herbs, topped with red onions caramelized on the grill until sweet and a thick layer of sun-dried tomato pesto spread making each bite burst with delicious Mediterranean flavors. Get the recipe.

Asian Salmon Burgers with Avocado and Hoisin Sauce

Photo credit: Shelley Fulton.

These super-fast Asian Salmon Burgers are a huge hit with our families! They’re the perfect make-ahead dinner for busy nights, and because these burgers don’t have breadcrumbs as a filler, they’re a terrific gluten-free option, too! Absolutely bursting with fantastic Asian flavors, and so satisfyingly delicious with hoisin sauce and creamy avocado! Get the recipe.

Grilled Gorgonzola Buffalo Burgers in a Pretzel Bun

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Are you tired of the same old burger recipes? Try grilled gorgonzola buffalo burgers and have a brand new flavour experience! These bison burgers are served in a pretzel bun and feature your choice of blue cheese or gorgonzola. This tasty grilled buffalo burger is a BBQ favourite. Get the recipe.

Ultimate Lamb Burgers

Photo credit: Marissa Stevens.

I’m not exaggerating when I call these the ultimate Lamb Burgers: freshly ground lamb shaped, seasoned and cooked to perfection, creamy feta cheese, peppery arugula, sweet tomato and a feather light brioche bun slathered with harissa aioli. Get the recipe.

Tuna Burgers

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Discover a fresh take on burgers with Homemade Tuna Burgers. Packed with protein-rich tuna and bursting with flavor, these burgers offer a delicious alternative to beef. Get the recipe.

Venison Burger with Chorizo, Cheddar and Jalapeno

Photo credit: Christian Guzman.

This Venison Burger is a gourmet dream with chorizo, cheddar and jalapeno. Try adding the fresh avocado mayo for the perfect taste combination. Get the recipe.

Cajun Pork Burgers with Shrimp and Spicy Aioli

Photo credit: Leah Beyer.

I love a good burger. Beef burgers, pork burgers, lamb burgers. I love them all. When I decided to jump in feet first with burger month activities with Girl Carnivore, I knew it was time to pull out the burger I have made over and over in my head for the activities. The burger is a Cajun pork burger topped with shrimp and then drenched in a Cajun aioli. Let me just tell you, these Cajun pork burgers with shrimp and Cajun aioli is going to be a regular burger on our grill this summer. Get the recipe.

Pineapple Pork Burgers

Photo credit: Leah Beyer.

This grilled pineapple pork burger recipe mixes Asian seasonings with ground pork then topped with a slice of grilled pineapple and a teriyaki sauce. Get the recipe.

Juicy Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Pork Burgers

Photo credit: Leah Beyer.

These jalapeno popper stuffed pork burgers are made with ground pork and filled with cream cheese, fresh jalapeno slices, and bacon pieces then topped with even more cheese for the perfect spicy pork burgers recipe. Get the recipe.

Venison Mushroom Swiss Burgers

Photo credit: Annie Weisz.

Have you ever had a burger so good that you couldn’t set it down? Yeah? This is one of those burgers. The secrets to a perfect venison mushroom Swiss burger are a little bit of time and a whole lotta cheese. Perfectly caramelized mushrooms and onions are an exercise in patience but once you have them paired with a deliciously cheesy, juicy venison burger, you’ll want to make them over and over again. Get the recipe.

20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

macaroni slaw.
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 Here are 20 of our favorite side dishes to pair with burgers, from oven-baked fries (2 kinds), green salads to hearty potato and pasta sides, even a quick stovetop mac and cheese. READ: 20 Favorite Side Dishes To Pair With Burgers

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  • Dede Wilson

    Dédé Wilson is a journalist with over 17 cookbooks to her name and is the co-founder and managing partner of the digital media partnership Shift Works Partners LLC, currently publishing through two online media brands, FODMAP Everyday® and The Queen Zone.

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