Doctor Reviews Meatless Burgers | Impossible, Beyond & More!

  • Published: 13 June 2019
  • After my successful 30-day vegan challenge I decided to give you an in-depth look into this new meatless burger or vegan burger craze! I ordered five meatless burgers and a single beef one for comparison's sake. I will say these burgers are technically not vegan because I included cheese and the brioche bun but they are still vegetarian! I love cheese. Let me know if you've tried any of these!

    Burgers Included in this Review

    - Impossible Burger
    - Beyond Burger
    - Quinoa Burger
    - Black Bean Burger
    - Beef Burger
    - Sweet Potato Burger

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Comments • 4 425

  • Zero Wing
    Zero Wing  5 hours back

    Are the vegetarian burgers cooked on the same stove as the regular burgers?

    • betty lynch
      betty lynch  13 hours back

      Well, as an actual vegan, I don't eat burgers or any meat replacements.
      I believe it is healthier to eat meat than all those vegan replacements that are full of chemicals.

      • Home Skillet
        Home Skillet  18 hours back

        Dang. I need a burger now.

        • Beccameg 321
          Beccameg 321  1 days back

          “We should have them only occasionally” *at 6 bucks a package I’m sure as hell not eating them every day*

          • Chevy sucks
            Chevy sucks  2 days back

            Why does every vegan go gay?

            • kryceksangel
              kryceksangel  2 days back

              The beef burger wasn't cooked all the way. Gross

              • FuckYourSpecialPronouns

                That girl has a nice rack

                • Elizabeth Pozo
                  Elizabeth Pozo  2 days back

                  I love when you speak spanish ❤😍 haha

                  • joegabby08
                    joegabby08  2 days back

                    Dude...check out its GMO and Roundup levels. If that's not of any concern to might want to do a little more research.

                    • Matt
                      Matt  3 days back

                      It's just a fad. People may try vegan burgers, but they'll eventually switch back to the real thing. You're a beef vampire, and you need your beef. Vegan burgers are like water to a vampire trying to quench its thirst. I tried a Beyond Meat burger, and it's obvious that you're not eating beef.

                      • Sara Long
                        Sara Long  3 days back

                        What about chicken?

                        • Lynette Dundon
                          Lynette Dundon  4 days back

                          I would love to try the quinoa burger after your review. I won't try the impossible because it's GMO. I'll try the beyond though.

                          • Victoria Sojkova
                            Victoria Sojkova  5 days back

                            i love you

                            • Mary Abc
                              Mary Abc  1 weeks back

                              Guys be like : oh I don't like girls who go around half naked shoving their boobs at people's faces for attention .. They're everywhere nowadays .
                              the kind of gfs they end up with : ...

                              • Amira Ezz
                                Amira Ezz  1 weeks back

                                I think more fats long feeling unhungry if regullar meals

                                • Eyedunno
                                  Eyedunno  1 weeks back

                                  I tried the Carl's Jr. Beyond and the Impossible Whopper, and I have to be honest, I was wanting to love the Impossible Burger based on the hype, and it does have the correct flame-broiled quality, but it smells funny and I didn't think it was as good of a beef substitute as the Beyond. Also, Beyond Sausage is wonderful, though personally I have only had the Hot Italian.

                                  • Donte Brown
                                    Donte Brown  1 weeks back

                                    Its disgusting

                                    • Lisa Elissa
                                      Lisa Elissa  1 weeks back

                                      I tried the Impossible Burger... I thought it was really tasty! Then I read the nutritional content... sodium, saturated fat... If you mix up enough salt and lard, anything tastes good! I wonder if they remembered to add "plants".

                                      • Bill Shaw
                                        Bill Shaw  2 weeks back

                                        Dang you doing good Dr.Mike the delivery woman was Smokin hot!

                                        • KingTen91
                                          KingTen91  2 weeks back

                                          Doctor Mike: "this tastes weird.. let me get another bite of that"

                                          • Fanzindel
                                            Fanzindel  2 weeks back

                                            Him eating burgers upside down makes me feel uncomfortable

                                            • Lofty Paragon
                                              Lofty Paragon  2 weeks back

                                              Most important is it's HALAL. Soon somebody will protests to add bacon in it.

                                              • yourr namee
                                                yourr namee  2 weeks back

                                                like that you see through why extra salt is added then to follow up, the protein counts are discussed. In my mind, they all vary in weight, so a larger burger may seem to have higher protein or even salt just because it is larger. Are you comparing per gram ie 100gms for each, or just quoting the serve because we can't ascertain the best info from that.

                                                • Mommy and Matthew
                                                  Mommy and Matthew  2 weeks back

                                                  Great food Palate👍 if you weren't a doctor, maybe a chef?

                                                  • Don't Worry be Happy
                                                    Don't Worry be Happy  2 weeks back

                                                    Doctor Mike binge 2019💚

                                                    • Bella Rose
                                                      Bella Rose  2 weeks back

                                                      “CLENSING THE PALLET .... why am I yelling “ ahh I love him 😂

                                                      • Bella Rose
                                                        Bella Rose  2 weeks back

                                                        Yeah I have an idea of something I want you to cover, who and why that girl was in the beginning 😂

                                                        • JoJo Skye
                                                          JoJo Skye  2 weeks back

                                                          Real meat for the win! 🥇 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

                                                          • Diamond Delicious
                                                            Diamond Delicious  2 weeks back

                                                            They might not be the healthiest vegan thing but they will always be better then eating beef that is full of hormones n junk I do think they are need low sodium versions tho for people with high blood pressure

                                                            • Maddy K
                                                              Maddy K  2 weeks back

                                                              my mom likes to make healthier burgers by replacing the bun with lettuce.

                                                              • Josh Oakley
                                                                Josh Oakley  2 weeks back

                                                                "It's not a great burger. 4 out of 5 stars." ...what?

                                                                • Brooke Palmer
                                                                  Brooke Palmer  7 days back

                                                                  He did say he was coming off the 30 day vegan challenge 😂

                                                              • 2muchtv
                                                                2muchtv  2 weeks back

                                                                Falafel burgers are way better.

                                                                • Melllvar
                                                                  Melllvar  2 weeks back

                                                                  Meatless Burgers sound like an Utter catastrophe!

                                                                  • Valeria Del Rio-Rodriguez

                                                                    That intro was dr.mike and his gf doing some role playing

                                                                    • Artcore103
                                                                      Artcore103  3 weeks back

                                                                      this doctor is retarded. beef is GOOD for you, in every way, period. total noob. his thinking about nutrition is so 20+ years ago. saturated fat is not bad for you. salt is not bad for you (obviously in reasonable, not extreme, amounts). a burger or steak is not a treat. SOY is bad for you. the worst part about a burger is the BUN, everyone who knows anything about nutrition today knows this. carbs and grains, keep to a minimum. if you're eating beef once or twice a day, you're golden. super ideal. grass fed > grain fed, antibiotic free of course.

                                                                      • JoJo Skye
                                                                        JoJo Skye  2 weeks back

                                                                        Artcore103 Thanks, I’ll look into the supplements for her. 😄

                                                                      • Artcore103
                                                                        Artcore103  2 weeks back

                                                                        @JoJo Skye that's great. Only people that cannot absorb b12 at all need shots. There is an excellent liquid b12 supplement out there that is methylcobalamin, not cyanacobalamin. Multiple companies may label and sell it, but i get it from infowars life. Not sure if the politics might bother you, please you, or if you can ignore them and take the products for what they are in isolation, but they do have excellent supplements. I highly recommend their b12 "secret 12" or "ultra 12" (i guess a newer formula), and their nascent (atomic) iodine "survival shield x2".

                                                                        Just look at the amount of b12 in there... With a few drops she can supplement with thousands of % of the rda of the most bioavailable form.

                                                                        There are nutritionists and naturopathic doctors that could test her and guide her based on principles other than the food pyramid garbage. Statins are horrible and not good or necessary for anyone period. Dietary cholesterol is imperative for brain health and keeping the myelin sheeths on our nerves.

                                                                      • JoJo Skye
                                                                        JoJo Skye  2 weeks back

                                                                        Artcore103 That’s ok, I was really vague when I asked, so I can see why you thought it was someone who was anti cholesterol asking. Haha
                                                                        I eat a whole foods omnivore diet, so I try to stay away from processed foods.
                                                                        I’ve actually shown mom some info of how red meats and shellfish have more B12 in it. She’s having to get B12 shots every 2 weeks because she’s deficient. She takes the mainstream advice about limiting meat and eating chicken or turkey instead of eating red meats. Since I showed her the info, she is now sending me photos of her red meat she makes when she cooks, showing me she’s adding it into her diet now. But I’m concerned if she tells her doctor she’s eating more red meat, the Dr may scold her for it. She hates getting the shots.
                                                                        I will start talking to her about the butter. See if I can get her to buy the Kerrigold. 👍🏼
                                                                        People definitely started getting all of these diseases like high cholesterol and diabetes when they told people to stop eating the full fat dairy and fatty meats. They replaced those natural foods with processed vegetable oils and low fat food but added sugars instead. Ugh I never took the advice and continued downing gallons of full fat milk, full fat everything, eating the pork chops, steaks, etc. I stayed thin eating this way and everyone always asked me how I could eat like that because they were overweight and eating the low-fat stuff.
                                                                        Anyway, thanks for answering with real facts. I’ve asked this same question to quite a few others and no one could answer. You’re the first one who gave me some solid proof that these foods are in fact healthy. When my family and friends question me, I can have something more solid for them now. 👍🏼

                                                                      • Artcore103
                                                                        Artcore103  2 weeks back

                                                                        @JoJo Skye I'm sorry i came off wrong, i misinterpreted where you were coming from. You are exactly on the right track, and i can relate with your experiences. Quality kerigold type butter is practically a medicine it's so good for you (in reasonable quantities of course), especially for older adults for a number of reasons. It's full of the best form of natural K2, healthy nueroprotective fats, fatty acids, and other nutrients. It's a great low glycemic and dense energy source for seniors who might not be able to eat enough too. There is no positive nutritional benefit to margarine - none! Besides the argument about fat, which is merely a claim that it's less "bad" for you, there's nothing else positive one could say about it. That's the definition of empty calories. Butter has real positives, and the view on fats is simply false. Previous generations were healthier overall, but even considering those who had heart attacks or strokes or whatever else, there's so many factors to consider. Environmental factors, personal health factors like smoking, and other areas of their diet, their work etc. The supposed link between their breakfast choices and a heart attack is utterly foolish. Everyone ate that way, so obviously everyone who had a heart attack ate that way too. Now explain cancer diabetes and obesity in modern times and modern diets.

                                                                        Keep reading, maybe they'll listen to something you can show them, maybe not. But you and your family can be healthy and confident in your choices. Nutrition can get as complex as you want, supplements galore and new fads daily, but that can burn you out and give you the personality of a vegan... Doom and gloom about a specific common food, or too good to be true promises of some other ridiculous food or thing. I've indulged in that and also seen it go too far. Who has time for that. Eat things that are natural, listen to your body. Keep sugars and carbs down unless you're going biking or something and burning serious calories. Steak, eggs, bacon, cheese, butter.... These are staples! Eat some diverse veggies and salads, buy raw milk (look into that if you haven't, it's cheap in many places, incredibly delicious and crazy good for you... You know, like nature provides to its own growing infants! Duh.) Some fish and seafood, and as many spices as you can handle. Get pink salt or another natural salt, and a good multivitamin unless you really want to spend hours and hours getting more specific about that. Magnesium and other rarer minerals, other things modern soils cause foods to be deficient in. C, d, e, b... Can't go wrong with boosting the basics.

                                                                      • JoJo Skye
                                                                        JoJo Skye  2 weeks back

                                                                        Artcore103 Thank you. I found 5 studies from a link on the page on the first website you posted.

                                                                        After searching myself I had only found websites claiming cholesterol wasn’t harmful, but they never posted links to sources of any studies to back up what they were saying. The closest thing I had been able to find that related to studies were people saying the past studies showing cholesterol was bad for you were flawed. Most of them use the Ancel Keys study.
                                                                        I’ve been watching cholesterol videos today, like from Dr. Berg, but still they never pointed to actual studies.

                                                                        The reason I’ve been looking for this information is because I’ve ate these saturated foods my whole life and sometimes people make negative comments about how I eat in spite of the fact that I’m healthy and in a healthy weight zone.
                                                                        I recently had a friend over and I was making breakfast and I asked if she wanted bacon and eggs, she said, “no way, that stuff causes heart attacks”. I said no it doesn’t. She said, “my grandpa ate bacon every day and he died of a heart attack so it’s true”.
                                                                        The doctor has my mom on statins and told her to replace butter with some fake butter stuff (I forget the name). On the front it says no trans fat, but the ingredients say partially hydrogenated vegetable oil. Ugh

                                                                    • Artcore103
                                                                      Artcore103  3 weeks back

                                                                      omg that girl was insanely hot.... disgustingly painfully angeringly hot. screw you.

                                                                      • Dmichoacan
                                                                        Dmichoacan  3 weeks back

                                                                        Am i still vegan if I eat pussy?

                                                                        • Sam
                                                                          Sam  3 weeks back


                                                                          • Kaitlin Hussey
                                                                            Kaitlin Hussey  3 weeks back

                                                                            Thank you Dr. Mike for clarifying that the impossible burger (and beyond) is meant as a treat. Even people who are vegan seem to think that because the burgers are vegan, they are healthy. Vegan doesn’t equal healthy, and this is from a vegan of many years.

                                                                            Thank you always for your honesty and transparency

                                                                            • Floof The Bird
                                                                              Floof The Bird  3 weeks back

                                                                              I'm actually curious about the black bean patty. Then again I kinda like beans.

                                                                              • Sean Avery
                                                                                Sean Avery  3 weeks back

                                                                                The point of them is to help the environment, for people that don’t like eating actual dead animal or needed to drop red meat from their diet to have that option, etc. Not to try and be healthier. Of course it’s not going to be. It’s a burger still and they don’t claim to be. If you want to eat healthy go eat a salad or something. So many hardcore meat eaters out there that say this dumb stuff just to try and belittle it.

                                                                                • Catherine C.
                                                                                  Catherine C.  3 weeks back

                                                                                  "Time to hydrate"

                                                                                  • Ruchir Rawat
                                                                                    Ruchir Rawat  3 weeks back

                                                                                    the first time i've heard a doctor publicly talk about ordering 6 burgers just for himself and yet being being the only doctor with those abs under that shirt

                                                                                    • Ryan Privee
                                                                                      Ryan Privee  3 weeks back

                                                                                      I doubt this guy's a real doctor...

                                                                                      • CheshireKat
                                                                                        CheshireKat  3 weeks back

                                                                                        Okay, it's nice to know about the nutrition of each of these. I've been wanting to try meatless burgers and tacos but haven't wanted to waste my money on something I might not like or might not even be any healthier than beef. I actually don't eat beef but do eat a lot of poultry.

                                                                                        • marcelle beall
                                                                                          marcelle beall  3 weeks back

                                                                                          Vegan burgers are for ethics and sustainability. Never claiming to be heath foods.

                                                                                          • Edgar Nello
                                                                                            Edgar Nello  3 weeks back

                                                                                            the whole point of a meatless burger is to be healthy. If its not healthy then whats the point its still killing you slowly. Isnt that the whole point of going vegan to be healthy? Either way i see veganism as another diet fad like going glutten free. Some people might continue the diet but most people wont. By next year people wont even care about meatless food.

                                                                                            • Edgar Nello
                                                                                              Edgar Nello  3 weeks back

                                                                                              @marcelle beall yeah but everyone already knows about those

                                                                                            • marcelle beall
                                                                                              marcelle beall  3 weeks back

                                                                                              Lol you forgot about ethical and environmental reasons for veganism.

                                                                                          • VoltaireLives
                                                                                            VoltaireLives  3 weeks back

                                                                                            The beef burger still looked pink, ugh!