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Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:01 PM

Question about Veggie Burgers

Yesterday my family and I attended a catered lunch, and one of the items on the menu was veggie burgers.

I decided to try one, and it was delicious

The only problem is, I don't know what brand it was.

It looked like it contained black beans, corn, and (perhaps) red pepper - and it had a smokey taste.

I realize this is a rather vague description, but if anyone has any ideas as to what brand it may have been, I'd be most appreciative.

If not, I would also appreciate recommendations on other veggie burgers that I might try.

Thank you in advance.

Tim

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Pendrench Jun 2018 OP
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Pendrench Jun 2018 #23
mucifer Jun 2018 #2
Pendrench Jun 2018 #7
Jacoby365 Jun 2018 #3
Pendrench Jun 2018 #8
cilla4progress Jun 2018 #4
Pendrench Jun 2018 #9
pamdb Jun 2018 #5
Pendrench Jun 2018 #11
Ohiogal Jun 2018 #20
notdarkyet Jun 2018 #27
onlyadream Jun 2018 #6
Pendrench Jun 2018 #12
johnp3907 Jun 2018 #10
Pendrench Jun 2018 #13
WheelWalker Jun 2018 #30
johnp3907 Jun 2018 #32
MLAA Jun 2018 #14
Pendrench Jun 2018 #17
democrank Jun 2018 #15
Pendrench Jun 2018 #18
Wellstone ruled Jun 2018 #21
Pendrench Jun 2018 #24
Wellstone ruled Jun 2018 #31
mikeysnot Jun 2018 #22
Pendrench Jun 2018 #25
Pendrench Jun 2018 #26
flibbitygiblets Jun 2018 #28
gaiadiversity Jun 2018 #29
fleabiscuit Jun 2018 #33
AdamGG Jun 2018 #34
irisblue Sep 2018 #35
athena Nov 2018 #36

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Response to Name removed (Reply #1)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:55 PM

16. Hi palo santo - thank you for your reply!

I will be going to the grocery store later today - I will check to see if they carry them.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Name removed (Reply #19)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 03:52 PM

23. Thank you for the additional information

I will keep an eye out for the Amy's California Burgers

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:09 PM

2. If you go to Aldi they have a good vegan black bean burger. It might have been that.

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Response to mucifer (Reply #2)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:30 PM

7. Hi mucifer - thank you for the suggestion!

We have an Aldi close by...I will be sure to check it out.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:11 PM

3. Sounds exactly like the one I ate

That I was told came from Costco. I don't have a brand name for you, though. Sorry.

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Response to Jacoby365 (Reply #3)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:32 PM

8. Hi Jacoby365 - thank you for your reply!

Very timely, too...my wife and I are about to go to Costco, so I'll see what they have.

Thanks again -

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:13 PM

4. We've gotten Don Le veggie burgers

At Costco and they were the only ones we liked. Unfortunately, haven't been able to find them again!

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #4)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:33 PM

9. Hi cilla4progress - thank you for your reply!

As luck would have it, my wife and I are getting ready to go to Costco right now, so I will see if I can find them.

I'll let you know - thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:18 PM

5. veggie burgers

I believe Morningstar has a brand they call a black bean burger or a spicy black bean burger, something like that. It has black beans and corn in it.

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Response to pamdb (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:35 PM

11. Hi pamdb - thank you for your reply!

I've heard of Morningstar - and I also heard that they are very good.

I'll be sure to check that out when I go to the grocery store.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to pamdb (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 01:11 PM

20. I can vouch for that one

Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burgers are really good!

Even my sister, a dyed in the wool beef burger lover, likes them.

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Response to pamdb (Reply #5)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:15 PM

27. I like Morningstar.

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:23 PM

6. Find out who catered the affair, then call and ask. Nt

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Response to onlyadream (Reply #6)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:36 PM

12. Hi onlyadream - thank you for your reply!

I agree - that is a very good suggestion.

It was held at the Science Center in Baltimore, so I imagine that they use the same caterer for many (if not all) of their events.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:34 PM

10. Sounds like Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean Burger.

They’re very good, and they’re very common in food service right now.
Morningstar Farms also has a chipotle black bean burger.

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:38 PM

13. Hi johnp3907 - thank you for your reply!

The chipotle black bean burger sounds great, too - I'll check on that the next time I go shopping

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to johnp3907 (Reply #10)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:34 PM

30. I'm betting it was the Chipotle black bean veggie burger.

Especially since it tasted slightly smokey. Costco has them. They are to-die-for are they not? Well, maybe not to die for but they are very very good.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #30)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:37 PM

32. Yeah, the smokiness would probably mean it's the chipotle.

They’re good but I prefer the regular black bean burger. A place here in Pittsburgh does them up really well!

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:51 PM

14. I think I have had an Amy's veggie burger that sounds like that.

FYI: if you are serving or trying to convert any meat eaters to a cruelty free / planet friendly burger. Try the Impossible Burger. It tastes so similar to meat it freaks out some vegans because it tastes too much like meat. When I had one the first time I thought I had accidentally been served a real burger but quickly realized I was at Crossroads an entirely vegan restaurant in LA. 😉

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Response to MLAA (Reply #14)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:59 PM

17. Hi MLAA - thank you for your reply!

It's funny - I have often thought about becoming a vegetarian (as of right now, I rarely eat much meat), but I have never really made an effort to fully convert.

But as I get older, I seem to be moving in that directions.

I will see if I can find the Amy's burger and/or the Impossible Burger.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 12:51 PM

15. Would you be interested in making your own veggie burgers?

Last edited Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:18 PM - Edit history (1)

Can't remember where I got this recipe, but it's really good. I've altered it a time or two.

15 oz. can black beans
Whole kernel corn, canned or fresh off the cob
1/2 diced red pepper
1/4 cup bread crumbs
Few cups fresh spinach
1/2 smashed cucumber or avocado
Some diced tomatoes
Shredded or crumbled cheese (I usually use cheddar or feta)
1/3 cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
2 beaten egg whites
Some chopped onion
Minced garlic
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 teaspoon oregano
Pinch nutmeg
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil

* Sauté corn in small amount of olive oil, salt, pepper until it browns a bit ( I also,add a little dried
thyme)
* Sauté, cook down spinach in small amount of olive oil
* Mash beans and avocado or cucumber
* Combine all ingredients
* Sauté in a small amount is f olive oil about 5 minutes on each side. I brown both sides, then
lower heat
* Serve on a roll or eat as is
* These freeze well


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Response to democrank (Reply #15)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 01:00 PM

18. Hi democrank - thank you for your reply!

That does sound REALLY good

My wife if a much better cook than I am, so perhaps she and I can try making this together.

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 01:37 PM

21. Morningstar Farms

developed this product decades ago. Soy Flour is still the go to ingredient in these Burgers. Got to read the Labels,there are some really Nasty Cheapo wannabe crap out there and they are loaded with Salts as a Flavor enhancer . And you do not need any extra Salt of any type.

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Response to Wellstone ruled (Reply #21)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 04:46 PM

24. Hi Wellstone ruled - thank you for your post!

I think the ones that I had were the Morningstar chipotle burgers - we found them at Costco this afternoon.

Thanks again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Reply #24)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 06:36 PM

31. The Vegie Burgers at Costco are

best of all of them in the market. We Jobbed the Originals back in the Late Sixties. 30# box was like six or seven bucks Wholesale. Burgers were 4to the Pound so right around 7 cents a unit Wholesale usually retailed at 10 for a Buck.

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 02:42 PM

22. Americas test Kitchen has great recipes.

I made their ultimate veggie burger for my family last night, it had bulger, cremini, leeks, lintels and panko. Family really liked them. I make a bunch of them and free them after food vacuum sealing them, Grill them directly without thawing.

Check their cookbook out of the library if you have one near you.

My advice is to make your own.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #22)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 04:47 PM

25. Hi mikeysnot - thank you for your reply!

That sounds really good - I will see if I can find a copy of the cookbook, and give it a try

Thank you, again!

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:11 PM

26. Just wanted to everyone who replied to my post.

I greatly appreciate the the feedback and suggestions

Tim

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:22 PM

28. Chipotle Black Bean Burgers by "Gardein". They are AMAZING.

In the frozen section; available at Grocery Outlet (Pacific Northwest)

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 05:48 PM

29. Beyond Meat Burgers

Are simply the best. I will never eat a black bean patty again. Beyond Meat burgers are so good the local stores can't keep them in stock and apparently the company is going through an upsizing to keep up with demand.

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 07:05 PM

33. I don't think it's what you are asking for, but I'd suggest two products we like...

Boca Veggie Burgers, All American Flame Grilled burgers, and if you're into corn dogs we like MorningStar Farms Veggie Corn Dogs. I personally like the MS veggie cord dogs better than the real meat frozen ones. The Boca Burgers are just darn good, but real hamburger is too. Boca makes a good change up now and then.

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Sun Jun 24, 2018, 10:07 PM

34. Amy's California veggie burgers are my personal favorite

Just pop two of them in the toaster oven, melt some swiss cheese on wheat bread and I'm good to go.

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Response to Pendrench (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 06:27 AM

35. May I move this thread over to Cooking & Baking? Looking for meat substitutions

I have been trying to eat much less meat, and I know a few others in the group are as well. I got the morningstar crumble and was very disappointed in the bland flavor & mushy texture in a spaghetti sauce. I found out, later,
that making the sauce first & adding that brand crumbles to heat through would give a firmer texture. Oddly their 'maple breakfast sausage' is much tastier.

Wouls anyone recommend particular meat subsitutes, crumbles types especially to me thanks.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #35)

Fri Nov 30, 2018, 12:28 PM

36. Try Gardein.

No other company even comes close. They have a “meatless ground”, which is great for Spaghetti Bolonese. Their meatless meatballs, fishless filets, crabless cakes, and chick’n scallopini, not to mention their holiday roast, are also amazing.

Make sure to follow the instructions on the package. These meat substitutes don’t get cooked as long as real meat.

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