Great Organic Burger Recipes

We asked food bloggers to share their best grilling recipes, from traditional beef sliders to cauliflower falafel patties.

June 12, 2015
Crunchy Chickpea Burger

PHOTOGRAPH BY HEATHER HANDS

 

Crunchy Chickpea Burgers

Heather Hands, a registered dietitian and blogger at Flourishing Foodie, soaks dry chickpeas overnight, which allows them to retain their crisp and crunch in recipes. The patties are cooked in vegetable oil and topped with pepper jack cheese, arugula, red onion, and a tangy sauce and served alongside homemade chips.

Burger with Shallots and Chive Blossom

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Grass-Fed Burgers With Quick-Pickled Shallots + Chive Blossoms

Elizabeth Stark and Brian Campbell emphasize seasonal, sustainable ingredients on their blog, Brooklyn Supper, where they showcase this unique patty made with humanely raised, locally sourced grass-fed beef, served on a brioche bun with a pile of quick-pickled shallots, chive blossoms, and lemon aioli.

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Farro + Beet Burger

PHOTOGRAPH BY JODI MORENO

 

Farro + Beet Burgers With Chimichurri Yogurt

Natural foods chef and blogger Jodi Moreno of What’s Cooking Good Looking recommends this tasty, flavor-packed beet and faro burger with chimichurri yogurt sauce that’s equally delicious served on a bun or nestled inside a pita. Both the patties and the chimichurri can be made in advance, making these a great option for group gatherings.

Cubano Burger

PHOTOGRAPH BY SYDNEY KRAMER

 

Cubano-Style Burgers

Inspired by a Cuban-style sandwich, Brooklyn-based blogger Sydney Kramer of The Crepes of Wrath layers a grass-fed beef burger with ham and Swiss cheese and then adds some grainy mustard and plenty of pickles.

Portobello Burger

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Juicy Portobello Burgers With Vegan Blue Cheese + Caramelized Onions

We love how Ashley Melillo describes her recipe on Blissful Basil, her plant-based food blog: “Satisfying and heart-warming in that summery, sun-doused kind of way.” Portobellos are marinated in balsamic vinegar, tahini, olive oil, shallots, garlic, and chives before they’re grilled, crowned with vegan blue cheese and red onions caramelized in coconut oil, and served on a toasty bun.

 
 
Local Savour

PHOTOGRAPH BY ELIZABETH VAN HUFFEL

 

Kale + Cheddar Turkey Sliders With Mango Sriracha Sauce

Blogger Elizabeth Van Huffel of Local Savour focuses on seasonal, farmers’ market-inspired recipes. She combines fresh ground turkey, crunchy kale, and cheese to make these lightened-up sliders, and then she tops them with a creamy, homemade mango sriracha sauce for a sweet and spicy kick.

Cauliflower Falafel Burger

PHOTOGRAPH BY KATE TAYLOR

 

Cauliflower Falafel Burgers

Cauliflower lightens up these herby, falafel-inspired burgers from Kate Taylor of vegetarian food blog Cookie and Kate. It’s combined with quinoa and oats to form the base of these egg-free, vegan, and gluten-less burgers, which are pan-fried and served on a bun or a salad.

Beef Sliders

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE LE

 

Beef Sliders With Jalapeño Sauce

Stephanie Le from I Am A Food Blog loves her burgers and her buns super simple, but there’s nothing boring about these beef sliders. After stuffing some cheese into the patties and charring in a cast-iron pan, she turns up the heat with a spicy sauce made from charred jalapeños.