Veggie burger

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I've enjoyed a number of the Morningstar Farms veggie burgers including the spicy black bean and spicy Indian versions. I thought I'd try the "Grillers Original" kind.

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I sprayed one with oil (both sides) and grilled it for 5 minutes (2:30 per side) from frozen. It probably would make sense to grill the whole box of them at once, then vacuum seal and freeze them, which I will do the next time I make one.

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Topped with Cabot extra sharp cheddar cheese. The burger had cooled off a bit while I was making a salad so I microwaved the cheese and burger for 0:15 which melted the cheese and warmed the burger a bit.

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On a whole wheat hamburger bun topped with lettuce mix, the burger, dill pickle slices and Sriracha. This was really good!

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Served with a side salad, above.


Update: August 3, 2015: I grilled, vacuum sealed and froze the rest of the package so now all I need to do is microwave them to make a quick burger.

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Update August 20, 2015: I've decided that these are my least favorite kind. They're drier and have less flavor than the spicy black bean or the Indian vegetable ones. I think I'll stick with those.


Update May 21, 2018: I tried these new larger quarter pound burgers and they're basically the same, just larger. Too dry. Also, cooking for 8 minutes on medium on my grill caused them to be a bit overcooked. But realy, they're mostly just too dry and bland.

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Update May 27, 2018: I decided to give the Morningstar Grillers style one last try, by completely ignoring the cooking instructions. The problem with grilling them is that they become dry and hard. The solution is obviously to deep fry, and it worked better. Microwaved for 40 seconds then deep fried for 30 seconds. Served with lettuce, tomato, onion, and pickles and this time it was good. Still the spicy black bean is much better, but this was better than actually grilled.

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