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All Those Vegan Burgers Out There!

Old 05-04-2019, 03:18 AM
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What is in a vegan burger? Doesn't sound inviting to me but I'd try it.
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Old 05-04-2019, 03:25 AM
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They might be good.
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Old 05-04-2019, 04:42 AM
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Two of my boys are vegetarian and vegan (1 of each) and they both said the choices of non-meat items are better than ever. I don't know the brands but they both said they like them.
Both of these guys are long-time in their ways of eating and look and feel terrific. I could ditch the meat but my husband couldn't and since he's the cook.........
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Old 05-04-2019, 05:26 AM
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I enjoy vegan burgers from time to time. There is a local restaurant here that has an amazing vegan burger. A good beef burger is one of my favorite foods. Their vegan burger is one of the best burgers I have ever had. It is better than beef.
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Old 05-04-2019, 09:21 AM
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Black Bean Burgers are really good. I still like meat burgers. Either or is fine with me.
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:23 AM
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An interesting thread but I am all for real food, bacon and eggs for breakfast if cereal then half and half, whole milk and real butter. we buy a half a beef a year so real hamburger, pork and chicken from a local butcher so again real, no frozen or canned just look at the recalls and if you wonder what is in some of that fake food here are some things to google, fake food, HEKcells and HEK293 sorry if this ruins your appetite
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:49 AM
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I understand some of your replies about not even wanting to eat a vegan burger. It's a cultural thing, depending on which part of the country you're from. I lived for 30 years in, "ranch" country, where there were nothing but cattle and horse ranches, not to mention, plenty of steak houses, so I get it. But times have changed and I've moved on, gotten older and my nutritional needs are different now.

Personally, I really like the new wave of vegan burgers that have come out lately. Honestly, I don't think that anyone could tell the difference, once all of the fixins are on the bun with it. So now, I can enjoy my burgers guilt free and even have the will power to pass by an In-N-Out without having to stop. (Californians, you know what I"m talking about...LOL.)

In answer to the question of what the commercial burgers are made of...every company has their own recipe. Some use a soy base, others use wheat gluten base, usually there are some beans, or other legumes in there, along with mushrooms and other mixed vegetables. There's also the quinoa burgers, but they have a whole different texture. There are also lots and lots of homemade recipes like the lentil burgers mentioned above. You just have to read the labels and try them out.

Vegan sausages are on a similar topic...again Field Roast's Italian sausage and their frankfurters are probably my favorites, but the new Beyond Meat Brats are also amazing.

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Old 05-05-2019, 05:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Iceblossom View Post
I was a vegetarian myself in my younger years before I became more comfortable being an omnivore. My hubby has always been a carnivore even before he discovered keto. But my son and dear daughter in law are full vegan which always complicates the holidays a bit.

Son is 30 now, went vegetarian about 12 years back (they've been full vegan about 3 years now) so I've had a lot of the different offerings over the years. Some are definitely better than others. When I was vegetarian I didn't care for analogs (term for foods meant to look/taste/replace meat) and the technologies of living in Alaska during the 70s probably didn't help. But one of our favorite places now is a Vietnamese vegetarian restaurant run by a buddhist nun. Even my hubby would swear many of the dishes you would just never know it wasn't meat.
Sorry...I'm slightly off topic here, but I had to reply to this post. We also have a Buddhist restaurant near us and their food is amazing! Our place is located inside a Buddhist "university" and is staffed by the students. It's totally vegan, but you would never miss the meat. They have some very unique dishes. Our whole family loves the place. Cheap too!

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Old 05-05-2019, 06:52 AM
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I have had both and either is ok with me - the way I Like to eat them and you can't do that eating 'out' is to put the burger on a couple large leaves of lettuce then top with all your fixings and wrap the lettuce up around it in lieu of a bun; I think there is probably more fat and calories in the bun than in all the rest of the burger mix. I wish one could get it that way in a fast go place like Wendy's or some of these other new and up coming burger places. So it's home fixing for me.

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Old 05-05-2019, 10:34 AM
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I like veggie burgers better than meat. My husband and I eat way less meat than we did when we were younger. Partly because our appetites have changed and partly because I believe it’s healthier and better for our planet. We have several plant based protein meals with tons of vegetables each week. We rarely eat red meat so a good veggie burger hits the spot.

I think it’s great that companies are coming out with tasty meat alternatives. It’s puzzling to me that so many people won’t even give them a try.


There are several fast fast foods in Canada that will replace the bun with lettuce. Now that so many are going low/no carb the restaurants are accommodating. Maybe you just have to ask.
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