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How The Great Burger Debate is Evolving

All across the country, in small towns and large, people have an opinion on where to get the best burger. Here in Southern California, people debate the merits of In-N-Out versus Five Guys and lines are drawn. As evidenced in this video with Jeff Houck, I make it no secret that my first choice for a fast food burger is In-N-Out. Truth be told, I haven’t tried Five Guys yet. I haven’t met a Five Guys advocate that has convinced me I can get a more delicious, fresher, cheaper burger indulgence than the Double-Double.


But in light of the recent news that all red meat is bad for you and meat containing nitrites (bacon burger anyone?) is even worse, I’ve been wondering if Americans will cut back further on their beloved burgers. The Great Burger Debate is evolving from a preference of taste to a preponderance of evidence.

Turns out many Americans will continue eating red meat despite the findings of the Harvard School of Public Health study. After all, hot dogs and hamburgers are the stuff spring and summer time cookouts are made of, even if the U.S. Department of Agriculture says Americans really are eating less beef.

How do you feel about the news? Will you continue to eat red meat? What about meats containing nitrites like bacon, hot dogs and lunch meat? Have you already made changes to your diet?

I hope you’ll watch my video DOUBLE DOUBLE RAINBOW and chime in on any aspect of The Great Burger Debate. From your favorite burger joint to your feelings about consumption of red meat, I want to know what you think!

More on Double Double Rainbow and making In-N-Out style burgers at home. More on the Harvard School of Public Health Red Meat Study from Los Angeles Times and The Seattle Times.

Check out these favorite recipes from Family Kitchen:
Easy White Bean Veggie Burgers
Black Bean Burgers
Ultimate Turkey & Black Bean Burgers
Asian Chicken Burger with Sriracha Mayo

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It’s easy with Babble’s 7 Veggie Burger Recipes.

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