The 'Toltec Royale' burger by Chef David Ruiz encourages conscious consumption thanks to a blended meat recipe. Ruiz seamlessly fuses premium brisket and ground beef -- sourced locally in New Mexico -- with cremini mushrooms and fresh herbs. Available at Albuquerque, New Mexico's Toltec Brewing, the artisanal burger aims to help foodies reduce their carbon footprint and also boasts less calories, fat and sodium content than full-meat burger varieties.
Getting its name from cult classic film Pulp Fiction, which references the French version of a McDonald's Big Mac named the "Royale with cheese," this burger targets meat eaters looking to reduce their overall intake.
Thanks to its innovative, blended meat recipe, the burger has been entered into "The Blended Burger Project, a contest put on by the James Beard Foundation to promote healthier and more sustainable meat consumption."
Image Credit: David Ruiz