Saturday, September 28, 2019

Game Day Food Focus...Featuring Beyond Deluxe Nacho Burgers #gameday #BeyondBurger #GoBeyond #plantbased #burger #sponsored

What if I told you that's it's possible to eat a plant-based burger that's so tasty that you'll never miss the meat? It's true! Plant-based burgers seem to be popping up everywhere these days...for good reason. The new, meatier Beyond Burger™ is the first plant-based burger patties that look, cook...and a traditional beef burger. We're huge fans! For last week's Texans game, my Beyond Deluxe Nacho Burgers were on our game day menu. They passed the ultimate test: one hungry football-loving dude! Beyond Burger™ is non-GMO and contains no soy or gluten. What it does have is 20 grams of filling of plant-based even sizzles when you cook it! 

The end result is a burger that tastes great, is kind to animals...and also provides a healthier eating option. To borrow a game day phrase...Beyond Burger is a definite touchdown! My Beyond Deluxe Nacho Burgers take the best components of deluxe nachos and stack them on top of a juicy Beyond Burger™. Vegetarian refried beans, tortilla chips, melted cheddar, a simple homemade pico, and creamy avocado ranch team with Beyond Burger for a burger that's full of flavor and crunch. It's the best of both worlds...nachos and a one delicious bite!

Beyond Deluxe Nacho Burgers
a Weekend Gourmet original
WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 14 SP (includes bun)

Ingredients (makes two burgers):
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • 1 two-pack Beyond Burger™ 
  • 6-8 tortilla chip triangles
  • 1 slice sharp Cheddar cheese cut into four small squares
  • 1/3 cup fat-free vegetarian refried beans
  • Shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 Haas avocado
  • 3 tbs. lite Ranch dressing
For the pico de gallo:
  • 1 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/2 jalapeno, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of half of a lime
  • Salt & pepper to taste
Step 1: Up to four hours ahead of serving, make the pico. Add the tomatoes, green and red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and salt & pepper to a small bowl. Stir to combine, cover, and refrigerate until it's time to assemble the burgers.
Step 2: Make the avocado-ranch spread. Add the avocado half to a small bowl. Mash with a fork until a few chunks remain. Add the Ranch dressing and stir until they ingredients are combined into a thick sauce. Cover and refrigerate until it's time to assemble the burgers.
Step 3: Spray a non-stick grill pan with non-stick spray. Heat on med-high for five minutes. Add the Beyond Burger™ patties. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, then cook for 3-4 minutes. Flip the burgers, then top each with 2-3 tortilla triangles. Place two of the cheese squares on top of the Beyond Burger™ patties. Cover loosely with foil until the cheese melts -- about 3-4 minutes.
Step 4: Assemble the burgers. Heat the refried beans in the microwave and spread half on the bottom half of two buns. Spread half of the avocado-ranch on the top half of the buns, then top with shredded cheese. Place a cheese- and tortilla chip-topped patty on top of the refried beans. Carefully spoon some of the pico on top of the patties and the lettuce. 
Carefully place the top half of the bun onto the half with the Beyond Burger™ patty. Press down  lightly to ensure all of the ingredients meld together and serve with more tortilla chips on the side. My Beyond Deluxe Nacho Burgers are an EXPLOSION of flavors and textures! It's like bean and cheese nachos topped with avocado and pico de gallo fell in love with a cheeseburger...heavenly. 
The Beyond Burger™ definitely had the texture and flavor of a traditional burger! The verdict? My burger-loving husband gave it an enthusiastic thumbs up and said he would eat a Beyond Burger™ any time. That's a huge endorsement, my friends!! I hope you'll pick up some Beyond Burger™ at your local grocery store's Meat aisle...and try this amazing burger yourself. 

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