It's safe to say that we are living in the Golden Era of veggie burgers.

Chefs are pushing the limits, exploring new creative ways to help vegetables taste more meaty. Meanwhile, companies like Beyond Burger are bringing "bleeding" veggie patties to the masses.

Alvin Cailan admires the innovation of a Beyond Burger because "it gives you a sear like an actual burger." Using that as your base, you can find simple ways to amplify flavor just by searching your own pantry. Poblano chilesĀ provideĀ an earthy quality, while sprouts add texture. Pickled jalapeños cut through the richness, creating a simple harmony of Tex-Mex flavors. "I promise you it won't disappoint," Alvin says.