The meat shortages due to Coronavirus doesn’t have to leave you going vegetarian, instead try BurgerFit.
BurgerFit, a Tennessee-based company, offers recipes for blended meat burgers with veggies to help get 50% more burgers from a pound of ground meat.
Nashville, TN – May 28, 2020
BurgerFit launched in 2019 with the goal of helping people eat healthier by sneaking in vegetables into the beloved burger. Now with the meat shortages due to Covid-19, BurgerFit burgers are a way of necessity to help get more out of your meat purchases. BurgerFit burger recipes are designed so that you can use any type of ground meat, making it a great solution for what meat you are able to purchase when going to the grocery store.
Industry experts expect an impact to the meat supply chain into the first half of 2021. This is a time that people are home cooking more than ever and consumers all over the U.S. are being limited to how much meat can be purchased at a time. Restaurants are unable to get the meat products they need for their typical menu items. Online meat subscription box companies, such as Butcher Box, have a waitlist for new customers that want to join. Even local farmers are being affected.
Empty shelves due to meat shortages.
“The second week of May, I called to make an appointment to take a couple of my cows into processing, I couldn’t get an appointment until Thanksgiving 2021.” – Brad Bleadsdale, Owner, Fall Creek Farms
During the meat shortages, BurgerFit can help by extending your meat supply and providing you with a healthier burger. BurgerFit uses a wide variety of vegetable blends in each of their recipes, with basic flavor combinations like spinach and mushroom, and blackbean and kale, to more adventurous, but still absolutely delicious, flavor combinations like raisins and brussels sprouts, and cauliflower and peas. Two of the top BurgerFit recipes are the beet burger and zucchini pesto burger, both in perfect time for the summer veggies coming in!
Blending peas and cauliflower into ground meat to make a BurgerFit burger.
With so many pantries stocked with canned and dried beans, finding new ways to use them in meals can feel discouraging but not with BurgerFit! In addition to several burgers that include different types of beans, BurgerFit, with partner, Koops’ Mustard, also came out with a Coronavirus quarantine burger: Pinto Bean & Jalapeno Koops’ Mustard BurgerFit burger as a way to use those beans in a new way. Beans are easy to use in burger recipes since they stick together.
“Even if you have a family of picky eaters, they will never know they are eating burgers that have veggie blended into them. That is the beauty of BurgerFit. I fed my family for years on BurgerFit without them knowing until I launched the company.” — Alane Boyd, Founder & CEO, BurgerFit
Alane Boyd lost over forty pounds and has successfully kept it off for almost a decade. She had to change her eating habits by choosing more vegetables over processed and high carb foods. When everyone in her family wasn’t open to eating more vegetables, she came up with BurgerFit burgers and created her cookbook. Her recipes offer new ways to incorporate vegetables with ground meat so that you and your family can eat healthier…whether they know it or not!
The BurgerFit cookbook can be purchased at shop.getburgerfit.com, on Amazon, and recipes can also be found for free on their website. The second cookbook in the BurgerFit, BurgerFit: Deconstructed, series is launching later this summer and includes recipes for ways to use your leftover burgers in new meals.
Our new take on an old classic combines veggies into delicious meat burgers, transforming them into healthy meals that everyone from 2 to 92 years old can enjoy. Each recipe has been tested with kids of all ages, both young and grown. You’ll have them eating beets (and loving it) before they know it!