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Omnivore's Flexitarian Burger

  • Prep Time:
  • 15 min
  • Cook Time:
  • 15 min
  • Yield:
  • 6 full-size patties, 12 sliders

Here’s a great way to ease into a flexitarian diet. Incorporating Longève Original Plant-Based Protein Crumbles into your burgers makes them light and juicy, while retaining the satisfying flavor and protein of an all-beef burger. We’ve found that a half and half mixture of Longève to ground meat (by volume, not weight) yields the best texture. Make sure to season the patties generously before cooking for a robust flavor. Have fun with your choice of toppings and condiments, as in the burger pictured with smoky BBQ sauce, caramelized onions and melted white cheddar.

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Plant-based Protein Crumbles


  • 1.5 cups Longève Original Plant-based Protein Crumbles
  • ¾ cup beef broth or water
  • 1 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 pound 80/20 ground beef
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Bring beef broth or water to a simmer and add Worcestershire sauce. Pour over Longève crumbles in a mixing bowl and stir well to combine. Transfer mixture to refrigerator to rehydrate and cool.
  2. When crumbles are completely cool, add to the ground beef in a separate mixing bowl. Use your fingers to break up meat while distributing crumbles evenly throughout. Try not to overmix or compact the meat too much, as this will yield a dense burger.
  3. Form mixture into patties of desired size. Will make approximately 6 large patties or 12 slider-sized patties.
  4. Season with salt and pepper generously before cooking on the grill or in a ripping-hot cast-iron pan.
  5. Enjoy with your favorite burger toppings and condiments.

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