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3 Easy Ways to Make a Meatless Burger
Thought so. Here are three meatless burgers that are easy to make and infinitely more satisfying than a plain old plate of rice.
When chef Nancy Silverton was trying to come up ways to make veggie burgers delicious, she asked herself what she could add to a bowl of, say, plain rice, to make it delicious. Answer: Sharp cheeses like shredded white cheddar, and smoky roasted red peppers. Her burger includes uncooked lentils and freshly steamed brown rice, which is sticky and helps hold the patties together.
Get the recipe: Brown Rice and Lentil Burgers
If you're hooked on Morningstar Farms' Spicy Black Bean Burger or Gardenburgers' Black Bean Chipotle Veggie Burgers, but have a hard time paying around $5 for a box, try making your own (bonus: you control the spiciness and can throw in health boosters like flax seed). This version from Eat, Live, Run blogger Jenna Weber includes beans, jalapeno, garlic, Panko breadcrumbs, corn and cumin--and isn't complete without a few slices of avocado on top.
Get the recipe: Spicy Black Bean Burgers
These tiny grains are super-high in protein, and their delicate, faintly nutty taste pairs well with fresh herbs and salty feta. 101 Cookbooks blogger Heidi Swanson also adds finely chopped kale to her quinoa burgers. She bakes them, but you can pan-fry them in a skillet; just use medium-low heat to give them time to firm up (which makes flipping them easier) without burning.
Get the recipe: Baked Quinoa Patties
The best burger toppings
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