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The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word burger might just be a fat, juicy patty consisting of some type of ground meat. Fortunately, the word burger means so much more. We are skipping a trip to the butcher, and shedding light on this misunderstood meatless meal.
A hearty burger can be crafted by utilizing quite a few different ingredients. Let's break down the best ones that form a successful sandwich.
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Holding it together:
After you've decided on your main burger ingredients, you'll need something to bind it together. As with ground meats, there is an element of fat that is crucial to keep the patty from falling apart. Mix your main ingredients and add an element from the below suggestions to keep it from falling apart.
Your burgers have been formed, and now it's time to cook them. As with any burger, meat or no meat, there are a few ways to get this done. Here are the top choices.
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There is an endless amount of ingredients that can adorn your meatless burger. Add ingredients for a crunchy texture, add sauces and aiolis for spice, and let your creativity take flight. Here are a few suggestions to get your inspiration going.
Wrapping it up:
Any burger can be stuffed, wrapped, and sandwiched in a multitude of fashions. Place atop a bed of lettuce to skip the bread completely, or try placing it in between a few of the following:
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What's your favrite meatless burger preparation? Trying one for the first time? Share your comments below!
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