Juicy, succulent burgers have long been a staple in the American diet. But that greasy double-stacked with cheese brings with it a ton of added calories that challenge your waistline.
Industrialized beef has had a pretty rough go lately. First there was the study showing that even from moderate red meat consumption is bad for you. Then came the news about “pink slime” (an ammonia-based filler added to ground beef) being used in school lunch and some fast food restaurants.
For the love of a good burger, it’s time we try some alternatives to this American tradition. Put on your apron and test out some of these tasty beef-free burgers. Whether you choose to make an all-veggie version or use an alternative meat – the options and flavor combinations are endless!
Here are a few delicious burger alternatives to get you started.
Quinoa Black Bean Burgers – High protein, high fiber, and incredibly quick and easy to make – these will soon become a family favorite.
CHOW Veggie Burgers – Grains, seeds, veggies, and herbs – this burger has nearly every non-meat ingredient you can think of. Though the recipe is long, the taste is worth it.
Open-Faced Falafel Burgers – Eat these atop a Greek salad, or stuff into a pita for a true Falafel feel.
Crab Burgers with Red Pepper Dressing — The elegant taste of these crab meat patties prove that even a burger can be fancy!
Smoked Duck Buns with Peanut Sauce — For those looking to impress their guests with a unique and exotic taste, in burger form.