25 Finger-Lickin’ Good Paleo Burger Recipes
I find burgers are the easiest option for weekdays Paleo meals when I’m in a hurry.
Pesto Pork Burgers with Sauteed Cherry Tomatoes, Burger stir-fry, Paleo Spaghetti Burger Pie – they’re all great go-to meals.
There are many benefits to making your own homemade Paleo burgers:
- surprisingly quick and simple to prepare
- great way to use up leftover ground meat
- avoids wheat flour, buns, sugar, and other non-Paleo ingredients that are often added to restaurant burgers
- Plus, you can make a big batch and then freeze them for busy days.
As well as including many classics in this list, like our Mini Paleo Burgers with 90-Second Microwave Paleo Bread.
But, we’ve also found Paleo burger recipes impressive enough to serve to dinner party guests:
- Bifteck Hache (French Hamburgers),
- Lemon-Mint Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki, and
- Mini Zucchini Avocado Burgers.
And if you’re feeling adventurous, there are Coconut Wild Boar Burgers and Rosemary Liver Burgers too.
Have a scroll through the Paleo burger recipes here, or click the green button below if you’d like to download the entire list to check out later.
Table Of Contents For Paleo Burger Recipes
- Paleo Beef Burger Recipes
- Paleo Pork Burger Recipes
- Paleo Hamburger Recipes
- Paleo Poultry Burger Recipes
- Unusual Paleo Burger Recipes
Paleo Beef Burger Recipes
Sometimes when you are following a specific diet you miss things like burgers, but there is no need to go without! Making your own burgers is easy and quick and you can be sure there are no additives in them. These mini burgers are great for a lunch or for a kid’s party as they make perfect finger food and are a great way to encourage children to eat healthy.
– Well Fed
Ingredients: strawberries, lemon juice, powdered ginger, ground beef, salt, ground black pepper, sunflower seed or almond butter, scallions.
This recipe is based on the peanut butter and jelly burger served in several well-known restaurants, but is a healthier option with just as much flavor. It is also quite versatile as you could make the burgers with bacon instead, or use a different fruit. For example you could try a pork burger with apricots!
Not too sure about burgers without buns? Well why not give these a try and you will realize how good they are. These burgers have a fabulous sauce to serve with them and are packed with flavor, making them as good as the usual ones. For a slightly mellower taste you can use a red onion instead of a white one and it is generally better to use the ghee as it adds richness to the flavor.
– Craving 4 More
Ingredients: grass-fed ground beef, avocados, broccoli, cilantro, Florida Sunshine seasoned salt, vegetable broth, grass-fed gelatin.
This is such an impressive burger recipe that it would look great served at a dinner party! It really seems like you have spent hours preparing it, yet you can have them on the table in less than an hour! If you are like me and can’t tolerate burger buns, then this recipe will make a great addition to your recipe collection – it’s also great for kids who will love the colors in the slaw. After all you eat with your eyes as well as your mouth!
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 for a lovely summery lunch.
Ingredients: ground beef, ground turkey, spaghetti squash, red onion, garlic, basil, oregano, marjoram, eggs, egg yolks, salt, pepper.
This recipe is a great go-to when you have leftovers needing used up. The meat can be any you have, maybe pork or lamb, and the spaghetti squash gives this pie a lighter texture which makes a great lunchtime meal.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: ground beef, leeks, parsley, eggs, salt, pepper.
This is a recipe which can be so versatile, allowing you to add in your own favorite veggies, or whatever you have in the fridge! Instead of leeks you could add onion or peppers for a more Mediterranean-inspired taste. You can also include fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley, or spice them up with some chilli flakes. The choice is yours!
– I Breathe I’m Hungry
Ingredients: ground beef, egg, almond flour, salt, black pepper, garlic powder, bacon, bacon fat, mayonnaise, ketchup, Dijon mustard, dill pickle juice or dill pickle relish, cheddar cheese, iceberg lettuce.
Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry
These meatballs are simply oozing flavor! They are packed with bacon and are totally delicious. Not only that, but they are gluten-free and Paleo which makes them a great choice to serve if a family member can’t tolerate gluten. These amazing balls can be served on a bed of lettuce and you can add all your favorite toppings – cheese, tomato, pickles and relish.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: sweet potatoes, grass-fed 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. Plus, 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 slightly different texture.
– Popular Paleo
Ingredients: ground grass-fed beef, sea salt, ancho chili powder, strong coffee or cold brew coffee, avocado oil, raw cacao.
Some of the ingredients listed may seem a bit strange, but trust me, cacao and coffee work wonders for beef! They really enhance the flavors and add richness to the dish. The reduced sauce can either be poured over the burgers when serving or used as a dressing for side dishes of veggies to serve with them. These burgers are so impressive – your whole family will love them!
– Primally Inspired
Ingredients: beef burgers, eggs, lettuce, onion, avocado, tomato, butter, balsamic vinegar, garlic.
With your choice of toppings, these burgers can give you a filling and completely satisfying meal that is quick and easy to cook. If you are serving these with an egg, it is a good idea to serve it with a runny yolk, so when it bursts it runs all over the burger adding even more delicious flavors. The balsamic sauce can be made in batches and stored in a jar in the fridge for quite a while, so you always have a great sauce for chicken, fish etc. Just be careful not to overuse as balsamic vinegars can be high in carbohydrates.
Paleo Pork Burger Recipes
– Jan’s Sushi Bar
Ingredients: ground pork, bacon, apple, cheddar cheese, kosher or sea salt, black pepper.
Pork has such a gentle flavor that it can take a hit from the apple, so you could use fruit with a stronger flavor. The bacon in these burgers really helps to keep them moist, especially if you cook them low and slow. Once they are ready to serve, you can team them up with a salad or a healthy salsa or Paleo ketchup.
Ingredients: ground pork, onion, bacon fat, garlic powder, dried thyme, sea salt, sage, coconut oil or avocado oil, pineapple, English cucumber, red onion, mint, olive oil, lime.
Photo Credit: Rach from Meatified
Pork and fruit are the best partners and this pineapple salsa just sets off the herby pork perfectly! The meaty burgers are kept moist thanks to the bacon, and the zingy pineapple cuts through the fattiness of the meat. The salsa is a combination of zesty flavors, amazing colors and a whole lot of freshness. On top of that it looks great too!
– Multiply Delicious
Ingredients: ground pastured pork, sea salt, cherry tomatoes, basil, garlic, baby spinach, basil, olive oil, lemon, pepper.
As we have seen with other pork recipes, this is a meat that goes so well with fruit. The same thing can be said for tomatoes – their slight acidity makes them an ideal ingredient to serve with burgers. The pesto is packed with flavor and fragrance, thanks to the fresh basil, which is the smell of summer! These delicious burgers would be great for entertaining family and friends with an outdoor meal.
– That Paleo Couple
Ingredients: ground pork, ground veal, ground lamb, eggs, cayenne powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper.
If you want to impress the family then these fancy burgers are ideal! Although this is a versatile recipe since you can swap the meats for your favorites, we recommend you try these first as they add a touch of decadence to a simple burger. If you are cooking these for kids or anyone who doesn’t like spice then you could use paprika instead of the cayenne.
Paleo Hamburger Recipes
-Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: burgers or minced meat, bell peppers, tamari sauce or coconut aminos, red chili flakes, chili powder, salt, pepper, coconut oil, bok choy, ginger, eggs.
Sometimes the simple dishes can be the best and this recipe can be a great way to use up leftovers! The end result is satisfying and looks so appealing because of the colors of the peppers. Obviously you can adjust the amount of chili you use depending on your tasted, but it adds a lovely kick to the stir fry. This dish is perfect for brunch or for a lovely lunch.
– Cavegirl Cuisine
Ingredients: kale, hamburger, vidalia onion, baby bella mushrooms, vegetable broth, sea salt, eggs.
If you can manage to poach the eggs so the yolks are still soft then you will be able to use these as a ‘sauce’ that runs over the burgers! The kale, meat and mushrooms make these burgers a filling and satisfying meal that will keep you going for ages. Don’t worry if you can’t get baby mushrooms, since you can just use what you have.
– A Girl Worth Saving
Ingredients: onion, black pepper, sea salt, garlic powder, hamburger, chicken broth, cassava flour, mushrooms.
Photo Credit: Kelly from A Girl Worth Saving
We all know that everyone loves a burger, but the mushroom gravy served over these ones make 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.
– Paleo Flourish Magazine
Ingredients: burger/patty, egg, guacamole.
It is a good idea to batch-cook homemade burgers and store them in the freezer, because you never know when you will have a ‘what can I eat’ day! Served with the creamy guacamole, these burgers make a wonderful lunch dish, packed with protein to renew your system. These can also be served with a salsa of your choice, or just some greens.
Paleo Poultry Burger Recipes
– The Nourished Caveman
Ingredients: ground turkey thighs, duck egg or chicken egg, ghee or coconut oil or lard, leek, garlic, cumin, pink sea salt, spinach, yellow onion, Swiss cheese, black pepper, lemon, avocado, sunflower sprouts (optional), greens.
Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman
Turkey is one of the most nutritious meats you can buy, and using the meat from the thighs gives you a better flavor than breast meat. The idea of stuffing a burger is quite an exciting idea, because you don’t know what you are getting until you cut it open. Serve them on top of a bed of leafy salad to give you a delicious and satisfying meal.
-Fit and Fresh
Ingredients: ground turkey, garlic, red onion, baby carrots, baby spinach, coconut oil, cumin powder, chili powder, Portobello mushrooms, tomato (optional), lettuce (optional), guacamole (optional).
The meaty texture of the Portobello mushrooms makes them an ideal way to serve these amazing turkey burgers without resorting to a bun. They also soak up any juices from the burger and help make it look so impressive! You can use any veggies that need used up – no need to stick strictly to the ones listed here, so why not try adding bell peppers instead. You can top these with any toppings you like – tomato, lettuce and guacamole are favorites, or serve a dish of salsa or relish as a side. However you serve them, we are sure they will be enjoyed by the whole family.
Unusual Paleo Burger Recipes
Liver is supposed to feature in everyone’s daily diet, but to be honest, sometimes it’s the taste that puts you off. Hiding the liver in a burger is a great idea, because the other ingredients, including the rosemary, help to mask the metallic flavor of the liver. You might even find that the kids will give them a try, especially if you don’t tell them it’s in there!
-Stupid Easy Paleo
Ingredients: ground wild boar or pork, shredded coconut, smoked paprika, ginger, salt, black pepper, ghee or coconut oil or lard.
Wild boar may not be the easiest meat to source, but it is well worth the effort! We have found that the best places to look are farmer’s markets, as they sometimes feature lesser-known meat. The boar has a much stronger flavor than pork, so it goes well with the coconut and paprika. You can serve them with lettuce and tomato, or make your own paleo chutney or relish for an impressive meal for guests.
Ingredients: lemon, garlic, mint, parsley, salt, ground lamb, avocado oil or ghee or lard, butter lettuce, coconut cream, cucumber, lemon juice.
Lamb and mint have been served together for years and even go well together in these burgers. Served with the creamy tzatziki, these burgers are full of flavor and would go down well as mini burgers for a dinner party starter. Because the tzatziki has a cooling flavor, you could even spice up the burgers with a hit of chili if you like spice!
-The Healthy Foodie
Ingredients: onion, ground venison meat or extra lean ground beef, Dijon mustard, salt, no-salt seasoning, capers, black pepper, hazelnut meal or almond meal, parsley, garlic, egg.
Photo Credit: Sonia from The Healthy Foodie
Venison is one of the leanest meats available today, and can sometimes be very dry if overcooked, so forming it into burgers solves the problem. You end up with a burger that has the consistency of steak and really tastes decadent and luxurious. This is definitely a dish to impress! Venison can be found at farmer’s markets, or your local butcher could source it for you.
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