It seems that plant-based burgers are all the rage lately. The Beyond Burger and Impossible Burger are constantly sweeping headlines, nabbing spots on restaurant menus or launching in stores. Beyond Meat even went public a few months ago. The Impossible Burger which was only available in restaurants recently debuted in stores on the West Coast and shortly after, on the East Coast. Now, Costco wants to get in on the competition by launching a vegan burger by Don Lee Farms.

The burger, called “Better Than Beef,” will be arriving at Costco stores in the next three weeks. It will be available at Costco stores in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah and Washington, and HEB stores in Texas. Danny Goodman says, “Our new Better Than Beef™ Burger delivers on the experience and satisfaction of beef’s aroma, texture, flavor and juiciness with the lowest calories, fat and saturated fat on the market. We can’t wait to get this burger in more hands as we expand our brand into retail markets.”


Costco was selling their own Kirkland signature brand veggie burgers until their recall in April when there were pieces of metal in the burgers. Surely, customers will be pleased to know there is a new plant-based burger in stock. Don Lee Farms refers to their Better Than Beef burger as “better for the planet,” which shows they are also targeting the sustainable and eco-conscious consumer.

Don Lee Farms is also specifically proud that their burger is made entirely from plants and is not a genetically engineered product.

Make Your Own Plant-Based Burgers

Still prefer making homemade burgers from scratch? That’s what the Food Monster App is here for. Check out these recipes:

1. The Ultimate Grillable Veggie Burger

Ultimate grillable veggie burger

Source: The Ultimate Grillable Veggie Burger


These Ultimate Grillable Veggie Burgers by Denisse Salinas have the perfect texture for grilling. They’re not so moist that they’re mushy but they’re moist enough to stick together! These veggie burgers have a ton of texture, which is achieved by a variety of grains, veggies, and kidney beans. Protein-rich, smoky, and perfect for that BBQ, you’ve got to take this recipe out to the grill and share with your friends and family! No one will be missing meat.

2. Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger

Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger

Source: Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger

If you love dense, flavorful meals that don’t disappoint, you have to try this homemade Beer Cheese Black Bean Burger by Gabrielle St. Claire. The burgers are made from seasoned black beans, mushrooms, and plenty of herbs; they’re topped with creamy beer cheese sauce, plus crunchy onion rings. While the ingredients to this homemade black bean burger are varied, the steps are easy-peasy. It’s the ultimate comfort meal. You’ll feel like you’re at the pub without even having to leave the comfort of your home!

3. Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard

Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard

Source: Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard


Sometimes, to make the best burger, you’ve just got to do it yourself. This Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers With Creamy Mustard by Nadine Horn and Jörg Mayer is one of them you’ve got to make. Smoky, filling, and oh so satisfying, this burger is sure to impress anyone you serve it to, including yourself!

We also highly recommend downloading our Food Monster App, which is available for iPhone, and can also be found on Instagram and Facebook. The app has more than 15,000 plant-based, allergy-friendly recipes, and subscribers gain access to new recipes every day. Check it out!

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