Burger Month is upon us and we here at Hero Certified Burgers want to celebrate this glorious month with as many people as possible. Look at it this way: Some people have Christmas and others have Hanukah, We have Burger Month. During this glorious holiday season, we like to take a look at the burger itself and evaluate it layer by layer.
Every couple days we will be talking about Burger options and toppings such as Cheese, Bacon, Vegetables, the Condiments and Sauces, and the Breads.
Today, we begin with the meatiest issue, the protein.
The Hamburger’s origins are uncertain, but it was possibly first made in the period from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century. The modern hamburger was born of the culinary needs of a society that enjoys the benefits of an industrial fast life and, because of it, a very busy lifestyle with a short time to enjoy meals.
The origin of this food is unclear mainly because many people honour themselves by saying they were the first to put beef between two slices of bread and make magic!
The burger started as a story of meat between two slices of bread. Shortly thereafter additional characters started joining the party – onions, lettuce, sliced pickles, fries, drinks and of course….cheese. Note that the basic ingredients used in its preparation, bread and beef, were consumed separately for a long time. Since the middle of last century, the burger boom was consolidated thanks to the proliferation of fast-food chains.
There are several different types of proteins to slap on a grill and stick between two buns but for now, we’ll focus on the premium proteins that what we offer at all Hero Certified Burgers locations.
Beef (100% Canadian Angus Beef raised without hormones or antibiotics)
The Main Event. While some serve conventional beef, at HERO only ever serve all-natural 100% Canadian Angus beef raised without hormones or antibiotics. We believe that the very best burgers require the best Canadian beef. That is why we chose Beretta Farms to as our sole Angus beef purveyor because organic and natural products taste better, feel better, are better. As a wholesome, single ingredient, naturally high-protein food, beef can play a role in ensuring nutritional balance. The perfect centerpiece to a meal, beef is a natural anchor a healthy plate. Beef is one of the richest sources of complete protein. Beef is also highly satisfying which, in the context of healthy choices, encourages healthy eating habits.
Our Hero Burgers are made fresh to order on the flattop with the option of 4, 6 or 8 ounces of hot, juicy and domestic beef between any of our five breads. Add any of our cheeses or premium toppings for best effects.
Veggie Burger (Soul Burger)
When most people think of Veggie Burgers, they think of tasteless and disgusting patties meant to satisfy a very small portion of the population. They couldn’t be more wrong. Filled with flavour and usually healthier, veggie burgers are a wicked alternative to beef. Our 100% vegetarian Soul Burger is made of soybean and sunflower oil and packs a heavy punch to your tastebuds. In comparison to other legumes, the protein you will find in the soybean is 43% whereas the others are barely up to 25% protein. It also has enough other good stuff in it to ensure that your body has an easy time digesting the protein inside of it. Your body needs this protein to ensure your cells stay healthy, your muscles strong and your waist thinner. Adding soy to your diet can help with so many things that could impact your health and your life. It could reduce arthritis pain, improve brain function, decrease your chance for developing certain types of breast or colon cancer, and improve how well your body responds to exercise.
Made by Sol Cuisine, our Soul Burger has great authentic flavour and texture. Add jalapenos, sauteed onions, portobello mushrooms and hot sauce to make your burger a little extra spicy.
Chicken (Grilled Chicken Breast)
Most people have a tough time calling it a ‘Chicken Burger.’ To them, it’s a Chicken Sandwich. It’s a tough argument to win but let’s just agree that both are acceptable. Chicken Burgers or Sandwiches can come grilled, breaded and fried or even baked. At HERO, we serve an all-natural grilled Chicken Breast. If you’re looking for a great source of lean, low fat protein, this bird is the word. The protein in chicken lends itself to muscle growth and development, and help support a healthy body weight and aid weight loss. Chicken is also rich in phosphorus, an essential mineral that supports your teeth and bones, as well as kidney, liver, and central nervous system function.
Whether it’s a burger or a sandwich, Chicken is the most popular after beef in terms of consumption. At HERO, we definitely suggest trying our Cajun Chicken Burger. Add a slice of Smoked White Cheddar to make a smokey and spicy fiesta in your mouth.
Turkey (Turkey Farmers of Ontario)
Turkey is such a nutritional powerhouse that it is the only meat protein to have ever been labeled a superfood. This tasty, lean protein is naturally low in cholesterol and provides essential nutrients such as niacin, zinc, and vitamins B6 and B12, which help to boost heart health while lowering cancer risk. Turkey is an excellent source of vitamin B12, a water-soluble vitamin needed for normal nerve cell activity in your body. Many cuts of turkey are also a source of vitamin D, an important nutrient in the health of your bones, teeth and immune system. High in an amino acid called tryptophan, which gives you that comforting feeling after consuming a Thanksgiving meal. In fact, if you’re feeling depressed, eating Turkey will increase the serotonin levels in your brain, enhance your mood, blasting stress, and lulling you to sleep.
Our Turkey burgers are raised at Hayter’s Farm, a family-run business in Ontario known for producing outstandingly tasty and fresh Turkey products. For a lean and clean Turkey experience at HERO, add goat cheese, guacamole and roasted red peppers and you’ll be gobbling all night long.
Salmon (Wild Alaskan Salmon Fillet)
Wild Alaskan salmon is a rich source of a variety of vitamins and minerals, as well as lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Also known as king or sockeye salmon, Alaskan salmon is healthiest when caught in the wild. High in antioxidants, low in saturated fat and free of detectable mercury. Sockeye salmon has beneficial amounts of vitamin B complex, vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, selenium and zinc. It is also one of the few protein sources with alkaline rather than acidic properties.
We hope that we made you sufficiently hungry for a burger. We gave you at least five options to choose from. Our next post will talk about the bread, the item that packages it all together nicely.
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