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.
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
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.
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.
Form mixture into patties of desired size. Will make approximately 6 large patties or 12 slider-sized patties.
Season with salt and pepper generously before cooking on the grill or in a ripping-hot cast-iron pan.
Enjoy with your favorite burger toppings and condiments.