A vegetarian diet—or simply cutting back on red meat—can make you feel like you're missing out on some of your favorite foods. And let's be honest: Packaged "meat alternative" products aren't always what they're cracked up to be. Fortunately, Chef Robert Irvine is here to share a quick and easy recipe for a mouth-watering burger with an ingenious meat-free twist.
Combining a variety of high-protein ingredients with meaty beets and a zesty, homemade sauce, Chef Irvine's recipe is basic yet bursting with flavor. The presence of brown rice is key.
"Vegetarian burgers can be held together by many different things," explains Chef Irvine. "In this recipe, the moisture in the cooked brown rice helps hold everything together."
Serve it without the sauce for a completely vegan meal, or omit the bun to stay gluten-free.
Thousand Island Dressing
Chef Robert Irvine's zesty, homemade version of this popular dressing is a great addition to your favorite foods. Enjoy it on everything from salads to burgers!