Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Dr. Praeger's Veggie Burger Review: Black Bean and Kale

I was sent Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers to review, courtesy of Maxwell PR. All opinions are my own. 

I had tried Dr. Praeger's veggie burgers before, but not their new black bean and kale burgers. I was recently sent the two new flavors to try out and I was pleased with both!

Dubbed the “queen of greens,” kale boasts more iron than beef:
  • Kale Veggie Burger: Packed with quinoa, kale, carrots, sweet potato and seven other vegetables, the DrPraeger’s Kale Veggie Burger is Low in sodium, free of GMOs and a great source of Vitamin A. The Kale Veggie Burger is also gluten-free, vegan and kosher.

Protein and fiber-packed black beans are one of the World’s Healthiest Foods, according to the George Mateljan Foundation:
  • Black Bean Burger: Featuring black beans and brown rice, the DrPraeger’s Black Bean Burger is a great source of vegetarian protein, with 12 grams per serving. It’s kosher and free of GMOs and saturated fats.

I cooked the kale burger on the stove and it turned out really well. I enjoyed it with traditional burger toppings and some grilled peppers on the side.

I microwaved the black bean burger and I wouldn't recommend doing the same. Next time, I'll cook it on the stove so the ends don't end up so crusty.

I added the black bean one to a salad with pepper jack cheese, hemp seeds and ketchup drizzled on top.

I'm looking forward to adding these to wraps and more salads in the coming weeks! If you're looking for some new "burgers deconstructed" recipes, check out this site

Thanks to Maxwell PR for sending me this product!


  1. These veggie burgers are good to know about because I frequently get asked what people should buy for me when they're buying meat for a cookout. The answer is definitely not Boca Burgers.

  2. When we tried some veggie burgers a while back, we decided that after putting everything on top that we do, the burger could be almost anything. Never thought of wraps though--great idea!