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25 AIP Hamburger Recipes That Will Make You Flip

Louise | April 11

For me, hamburgers are basically the perfect AIP-friendly food. They’re a fantastic one-dish meal that is almost infinitely customizable. To showcase some of my favorites, I put together this list of 25 AIP-friendly hamburger recipes.

From delicious mushroom burgers to veggie-packed zucchini avocado burgers to elegant wild salmon bacon burgers, this list has an AIP hamburger recipe for every occasion. We’ve also included some AIP-friendly buns and rolls, along with some new twists on such as inventive mushroom and sweet potato bun replacements.

Here are just a few of the AIP Hamburger Recipes we’ve included:

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25 AIP Hamburger Recipes That Will Make You Flip

AIP Beef Hamburgers

AIP Italian Burgers

– Healing Autoimmune

AIP Italian Burgers Recipe [Paleo, Keto] #paleo #recipe

Ingredients: ground beef, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder.

This is one of the simplest burger recipes out there and it is totally adaptable to any kind of eating plan. Sometimes simple is best – mix the meat and seasoning, form the patties and cook! A tasty meal ready in minutes! If the weather is not grilling-friendly, you can shallow fry these burgers indoors, but they make a lovely dish for a family barbecue!

Sweet Potato Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

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Ingredients: sweet potatoes, ground beef, salt.

If you are trying to work to a tight budget then this recipe will be great to add to your recipe collection. Adding the sweet potato gives the burgers a smoother texture and great taste and it means you don’t have to use quite as much ground beef as for your usual burgers. You could also try making these with grated sweet potato instead for a different texture.

Pineapple Salsa-Stuffed Burgers

– Autoimmune Wellness

Ingredients: pineapples, red onions, cilantro, extra virgin olive oil, lime juice, sea salt, ground beef, coconut oil, sea salt, pineapple salsa.

I love serving stuffed burgers and watching everyone’s face as they take the first bite! In this recipe you have the sweet and tangy pineapple salsa combining fruity flavors and crunchy red onions. These burgers were made using ground beef, but there are other options you could try. Pork goes well with pineapple, or you could try boar or venison to impress your dinner guests!

Pumpkin Hamburger Soup

– It’s All About AIP

AIP Hamburger Recipes

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Ingredients: coconut oil or lard, red onion, garlic, ground beef, celery, carrots, yam or sweet potato, beef bone broth, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, pumpkin, kale, green onion.

This soup is so satisfying and filling that it would be a fantastic dish to serve on a cold day. It has the flavor of pumpkin but also garlic and herbs, and is a lovely way to increase the kale in your diet. If you are serving this in the Fall it would be a good idea to use ground turkey instead of beef and this could be shared with friends and family as a winter warmer for Halloween.

AIP Portobello Rosemary Garlic Burger Stacks

– The Health Nut Mama

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: The Health Nut Mama

Ingredients: ground beef, sea salt, garlic powder, fresh rosemary or dried rosemary, portobello mushroom, extra virgin olive oil, garlic powder, coconut aminos, bacon, avocado, onion, Romaine lettuce or other lettuce.

Portobello mushrooms can be easily turned into burger ‘buns’ and they really add to the flavor of the burgers too! In this recipe, the rosemary and garlic are the perfect taste partners and would work well with other meats too. Once you are ready to eat these, you can enjoy the meaty burger and mushroom with the soft and creamy avocado and topped with my favorite – bacon!

50/50/50 Burgers

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: ground beef, bison liver or any other liver, bacon.

These burgers are packed with protein and because you are using three different meats they are also packed with flavor! Burgers can be a useful way to get more organ meat into the family’s diet as the earthy flavor can be masked by the other meats. If you can’t find bison liver you could use lamb liver instead as it has a much milder taste than beef liver.

Hamburger Steaks in Mushroom Gravy

– Adventures in Partaking

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Adventures in Partaking

Ingredients: ground beef, olive oil or lard, red onion, mushrooms, garlic powder, dried thyme, dried lavender (optional), salt, balsamic vinegar, cassava flour, water.

We all know that everyone loves a burger, but the mushroom gravy served over these ones makes them look amazing! Good enough to be served to the finest guests, this dish is quite simple to make, but will become a family favorite very quickly. If you are concerned about the burgers being a bit pink in the center, just roll them a bit flatter, and then they will cook through.

Hidden Veggie Beef Patties with Butternut Buns

– The Castaway Kitchen

Ingredients: ground beef, spinach, sauerkraut, milk alternative of choice, salt, onion salt, dried parsley, coconut flour, butternut squash, thyme, olive oil.

Veggie burgers are a fantastic way to get kids to eat vegetables without the usual complaints – just don’t tell them what’s in it! There are several different vegetables that can replace the bun, and squash is one of the best, but if you are not a fan you could use roasted mushrooms or sweet potato instead. The green color in these burgers comes from the spinach which makes them super-healthy!

Pineapple Bacon Burgers

– A Clean Plate

Ingredients: ground beef or bison, cinnamon, garlic powder, sea salt, ginger, pineapples, bacon.

Bacon and pineapple together are a lovely combination of sweet, tangy and salty, which makes these burgers taste absolutely amazing! Along with that, you have the flavors of the spices, garlic, ginger, and cinnamon, which add a whole new dimension to the taste. Serve these just as they are or with a fresh, green salad for a delicious lunch.

AIP Turkey & Chicken Hamburgers

Bacon-Apple Chicken Burgers with Maple-Cranberry Sauce

– The Paleo Mom

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Sarah from The Paleo Mom

Ingredients: cranberries, maple syrup, water, ground chicken or ground turkey, bacon, apple, onion, rosemary, salt or truffle salt.

Once you have tried this homemade cranberry sauce with maple syrup, I am sure it will become your go-to for every turkey meal! I used it at Christmas dinner last year and got a round of applause! The burgers in this recipe taste so good and are super-juicy thanks to the grated apple. Adding bacon to the mix just rounds the whole thing off, especially if you are a bacon fanatic like me!

Herbed Turkey Burgers

– Clean Food Healthy Living

Ingredients: ground turkey, acorn squash, parsley, cilantro, basil, turmeric, salt, pepper (omit).

Turkey meat is so healthy as it is one of the leanest meats around, and it can also carry some stronger flavors from the herbs, such as the basil. The only problem is that sometimes it can be very dry once it is cooked, so adding in the shredded squash helps to combat this and keep the burgers moist and juicy. These taste great served with vegetable fries or avocado slices and chopped onion.

Quick and Easy Tarragon Turkey Burgers

– Further Food

Ingredients: ground turkey, tarragon, onion, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, salt.

One of the best things about homemade burgers is that you are in total control of what goes into them, so I would urge you to try! These delicious turkey and tarragon burgers are full of holiday flavor and would be perfect for lunch over Christmas. Using a meat thermometer is a good idea here as it can help you make sure they are properly cooked, but not dried out.

Italian Breakfast Burger

– The Castaway Kitchen

Ingredients: ground turkey, prosciutto, garlic or garlic powder, Italian herb blend, Himalayan salt, chicken schmaltz or bacon fat or beef tallow.

Whether you serve these up for a protein-packed breakfast or a delicious lunch, I am sure you will enjoy the combination of turkey and herbs and the salty prosciutto. These burgers taste great served with spinach, and the prosciutto goes so well with the Italian seasoning. I like to use a meat thermometer with turkey as it helps make sure they are cooked right through.

Coconut & Cilantro Turkey Burgers

– The Bacon Mum

Ingredients: ground turkey, coconut cream, salt, onion powder, maple syrup, cilantro, bacon fat or olive oil.

These lovely burgers are so tasty, but light enough to put into your lunchbox to take to work. The coconut and turkey are great partners and you have a lovely sweet note from the maple syrup. I like to serve these either on lettuce wraps or on portobello mushrooms that have been broiled first with some oil and balsamic vinegar, but you can experiment with other ‘bun’ substitutes.

Apple Spiced Turkey Burgers

– The Bacon Mum

Ingredients: ground turkey, turmeric, salt, onion powder, apple, maple syrup.

Here is another quick and easy burger recipe that you can put together in a few minutes – perfect for a quick lunch on a busy day. The apple adds a tangy hint to the flavor and also helps to keep the turkey moist and stop it from drying out. Although turmeric can aid digestive problems, don’t be tempted to add extra turmeric as this can make the mixture taste bitter.

Hidden Liver Mediterranean Turkey Burgers

– Beyond the Bite

Ingredients: ground turkey, chicken liver, parsley, black olives, artichoke, onion, lemon juice, sea salt.

If you find getting the family to eat organ meats is a challenge, why not try making these liver and turkey burgers! They will hardly notice the metallic taste of the liver because of the added olives and lemon. Not only that but chicken livers have a much milder flavor anyway, so even the kids will enjoy these. They do tend to hold some moisture though so it is a good idea to dry them with kitchen towel before adding to the mixture.

Adobo Chicken Burgers

– Food and Sunshine

Ingredients: ground chicken or turkey, red onion, spinach, Himalayan pink salt, coconut oil, garlic powder, onion powder, turmeric, dried oregano.

This is another burger recipe that gives the added benefit of turmeric, which has been shown to help with inflammatory issues. These ones are made with ground chicken, but if you wanted to try a different flavor you could use ground pork instead. These freeze well before cooking and can be stored separated with sheets of parchment paper to make them easier to divide.

Anti-Inflammatory Chicken Burgers

– Zesty Paleo

Ingredients: ground chicken or turkey, yellow onion, ginger, turmeric powder, lemon or lime zest, lemon or lime juice, mint, coconut flour, salt.

If you have issues with inflammatory diseases or gut problems, you will find that these burgers are so good to eat and the ginger and turmeric can help heal these. The fresh mint can also help with digestion and adds a fantastic minty hit to the flavor. Together with the citrus juice and zest, the mint gives these a summery taste and they would be great served at a family barbecue.

Other AIP Hamburgers

Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers

– Paleo Flourish

Ingredients: zucchini, ground beef, avocado, olive or avocado oil, salt.

The overall appearance of these little bites is so impressive that they would make a great dish to serve if you have guests over for a few drinks. Using zucchini instead of buns makes these snacks lighter and less filling, making them a good idea for children too. Simply serve with some mustard and a green side salad or baby spinach leaves for a lovely summery lunch.

AIP Burger Buns

– Empowered Sustenance

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Empowered Sustenance

Ingredients: green plantain, tapioca starch or arrowroot flour, coconut flour, water, gelatin, sea salt, coconut oil.

Although these buns use no grains or egg, they have a proper bread-like texture and make the perfect platform for any homemade burgers. The buns are quite easy to make and the dough does not require kneading at all, so these can be made as and when you need them. The egg is replaced by gelatin which binds the mixture together and gives the buns their authentic feel.

Cilantro & Green Onion Pork Burgers

– Meatified

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: ground pork, garlic powder, green onions, cilantro.

Pork is a really great meat to use for making burgers as it stays nice and moist and doesn’t dry out the way some meats like turkey can. Like many other recipes, this one is quick and easy to prepare and cook, so these would be a good idea if you are pushed for time and need something filling for the family. I like to serve these with a wedge of lime to add a citrus kick to the flavor.

Lamb & Leek Burgers with Lemon Cream

– Meatified

AIP Hamburger Recipes

Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified

Ingredients: ground lamb, leeks, coconut oil, garlic powder, sea salt, coconut cream, lemon zest.

If you like lamb then you will love these burgers! They have all the flavors of lamb and a sweetness from the leeks, all rounded off with a citrus, zesty cream on the top. These burgers would be perfect for a summer family lunch served in the garden, or if you just need a change to your normal burger recipe. If you really don’t like lamb, you can use ground beef instead.

AIP Portobello Burger Skillet

– Paleo Cajun Lady

Ingredients: bacon, red onion, ground beef, portobello mushroom, balsamic vinegar, spinach, sea salt.

My favorite ever meals are one-pot ones as I absolutely detest washing up! Lazy, I know! This skillet dish is prepared in a few minutes, but gives you a filling and delicious meal the whole family will enjoy. I have also tried this recipe using different meats and found that ground turkey or pork work well with the mushrooms and bacon, and the balsamic vinegar boosts the flavor no matter what meat you use.

Wild Salmon Bacon Burgers

– Further Food

Ingredients: salmon, bacon, leeks, lime juice, olive oil, cucumber, fradicchio, salt, bacon grease.

I had never tried fish burgers until I found this recipe and now I know what I was missing out on! The salmon and bacon go so well together as they both have strong flavors, and the cucumber and lime add a freshness when served on the side. Wild salmon has more health benefits as it has more vitamins and healthy fats than farmed salmon, so try to source it if you can.

Elk Burger with Wild Mushrooms

– Paleo on the Go

Ingredients: elk, mushroom, onion, parsley, garlic, arrowroot, tallow.

If you don’t live in the US you might find it difficult to source elk meat, but wild boar can be used as a substitute and it can be found in many farmers’ markets. Game meats have a stronger flavor than farmed meats, but they are rich and delicious and can be an impressive meal for a dinner party, especially with the mushroom sauce and served over a portion of cauliflower rice.

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