It’s grilling season. Time to make the burgers! Here’s one of my favorites, THE FLEX BURGER…
What is a FLEX BURGER?
It’s short for “flexitarian” burger.
A flexitarian is someone who is a flexible-vegetarian, eating both meat + plants. So this burger is part beef + part plants (mushrooms).
Why add MUSHROOMS?
🍄Help decrease the amount of meat you’re eating (which is the foundation of the flexitarian diet)
🍄Improve texture & flavor (juicy!)
🍄Act as a prebiotic to boost gut health
🍄Add antioxidants like ergothioneine and glutathione for brain health
🍄Decrease inflammation for improved overall health
Pro-tip: Look for mushrooms with the label “grown in UV light” for extra immune boosting vitamin D.
FLEX BURGER RECIPE🍔
✨12 ounces white button or cremini mushrooms, finely diced
✨12 ounces grassfed ground beef
1. In a skillet over medium heat, sauté diced mushrooms in 1/2 tablespoon olive oil for 5 minutes, until cooked down and tender.
2. Let them cool for 5-10 minutes, mix with beef, and form 4 patties.
3. Grill/cook burgers for 4 minutes on each side, until internal temperature of 160 degrees F.
Nutritionals (1 burger): 190 cals, 11g total fat, 4.5g sat fat, 55mg cholesterol, 60mg sodium, 3g carbs, 1g fiber, 0g added sugar, 19g protein, 110% vitamin D, 2% calcium, 10% iron, 10% potassium