Trying to eat more plant-based food but don’t want to give up your favorite dishes? Then you’ve got to try my classic vegan beyond meat burger! Made from typical burger ingredients with one nutritious, eco-friendly substitute, this burger is the perfect way to eat better without feeling deprived.
The ideal healthier option to enjoy for lunch or dinner, the vegan beyond meat burger is guaranteed to be a hit with everyone — even people who don’t think they like plant-based meals. Serve them to your friends and family without saying anything, let them load up on their favorite plant-based toppings and see if anyone can tell the difference. I bet they can’t!
Vegan beyond meat burger vs standard meat burger
Beyond meat burgers are pretty much as close as you can get to standard meat burgers. Their red meat-like color comes from beets and as you cook them, the red transforms into brown — just like in a meat-based burger. Not only do beyond meat burgers look just like regular beef patties, but they also taste the same, too.
Fat, protein, carbohydrates, minerals and water are the building blocks of meat. The creators of the vegan beyond meat burger take these 5 building blocks directly from plants and use them to create the same meaty texture. The result is a deliciously juicy burger that feels, tastes, smells and looks just like meat.
Is beyond meat healthy?
This vegan beyond meat burger is definitely healthy. If you’ve been following a vegan diet for a while, you might have found it pretty difficult to get complete proteins exclusively from plant-based foods. Thankfully, each beyond meat burger is packed with plant-based protein from a number of different sources which create a complete protein when combined.
Beyond meat isn’t just good for you because of the ingredients in it. It’s also healthy because of the ingredients which have been left out of it. Beyond meat burgers don’t contain any GMOs, soy products or gluten. Since many people are sensitive to soy and gluten, these vegan burgers are a fantastic option for everyone.
What is beyond meat made out of?
A single beyond meat burger contains 20g of plant-based protein made from a mixture of peas, mung beans and rice. The white marbling effect throughout the burgers comes from a combination of coconut oil and cocoa butter. These plant-based fats create an incredibly juicy texture that’s so close to beef you’ll struggle to tell the difference!
What to serve with this classic vegan beyond meat burger
Air fryer sweet potato fries are the perfect partner for this classic vegan beyond meat burger. If you’re not a fan of sweet potato, you can always follow the recipe using ordinary potatoes to make regular french fries. My go-to burger condiments are vegan mayonnaise and tomato ketchup. But if you want to change things up, I recommend creamy vegan pesto. It’s a great way to add a burst of flavor into every bite. You could also try spreading some avocado hummus onto the burger buns. The texture of the smooth, creamy hummus is a fantastic contrast to the juicy burger.
Classic Vegan Beyond Meat Burger
- 2 burger buns toasted
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 Beyond Meat burger patties
- 1 red onion sliced
- 1 tomato sliced
- 4 tbsp vegan mayo
- 4 tbsp tomato sauce or ketchup
- Slice the burger buns in half and set to one side.
- In a small bowl, combine the olive oil and garlic powder. Brush the inside of the buns with the garlic oil.
- Heat 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a medium-sized pan over a medium heat. Place the burger patties into the pan and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the patties to a paper-lined plate and cover with foil.
- In the same pan, place the buns cut side down and toast until golden brown.
- To assemble, spread 1 tbsp of vegan mayo and 1 tbsp tomato sauce on the inside of each bun half. Top the bottom bun halves with the burger patties, sliced tomato, red onion, lettuce and finally the top bun halves.
- Serve with french fries and enjoy!