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One of the things I’ve become really good at since having kid: lowering expectations. This hasn’t been easy because I’m always wanting to try new things, explore new places, and hand-make everything I can. Add a toddler to this mix and while I can still do all of those things, I might not be able to do them as fast or as frequently.
Dinner has been hit the hardest. I pick my son up from school at 3:30 and we’re off on an adventure. Sometimes that’s the park while other times it’s just being at home, playing together. Most nights I look up only to realize I really should have started dinner 20 minutes ago. It’s in these moments I’m glad for products, like Dr. Praeger’s All-American Veggie Burgers, that I can cook and have a solid meal.
This particular version is my favorite way to gussy-up a burger. The curried ketchup adds a bit of spice while the avocado provides the fresh flavor. Plus, with the ease of the burgers, this dinner is ready in about 20 minutes. Add a salad, pan-fried shishitos (pictured) or make some homemade french fries– you’re good to go!
Grilled Vegetables: I can never have too many vegetables which means these burgers usually are stacked high with grilled onion, peppers, and zucchini. This is especially good during the summer months!
Lettuce Wrap: Keep this burger gluten-free by dropping the bun and wrapping the burgers in lettuce.
Harissa/Romesco: Swap out the ketchup for another flavorful sauce such as a homemade harissa or romesco.
This burger is one of my go-to favorites when I’m feeling like a hearty vegan meal. Dr. Praegers All-American burger is the perfect quick solution along with the gussied up ketchup and avocado!
2 Dr. Praeger’s All-American Veggie Burgers
1/4 cup homemade or premade ketchup (see note)
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon good curry powder
1 tablespoon lemon juice
Salt, to taste
Feta, for serving
Lettuce, for serving
- Grill/Cook the burgers according to the package. Toast the buns and set aside.
- In a small bowl, stir together the ketchup and curry powder. Taste and add a bit more curry powder if desired.
- In a separate bowl, mash the avocado, lemon juice, and salt.
- Assemble the burger with lettuce, the burger, half the avocado, a smear of ketchup, and a feta (if using).
Tips + tricks: Make an extra batch of the ketchup and some homemade fries to make this a diner-like experience!
Use up leftover ingredients: avocado, ketchup, lemon
Disclosure: This recipe was created in partnership with Dr. Praegers. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s content like this that helps me keep this site running to provide the vegetarian recipes you see every week.