Intro to Gardenburger Burgers

What are Gardenburgers?
Gardenburgers are a mix of vegetables, grains, and sometimes soy protein. There are a lot of varieties out there, and you can even make your own at home if you’re feeling up to the challenge! As this was the only vegetarian option on most menus for several years (and still is in many restaurants), I, personally, am sick of the plain Gardenburger burger. Luckily, the company has been coming out with more and more inventive options that have rekindled my interest. Here are a few I’ve tried and my recommendations:

Portabella: Very good! Beefy, garden-variety burger with a fresh mushroom taste. Excellent with cheese and grilled onions on a hamburger bun.

Garden Vegan: Not my favorite of the bunch, but I know many who SWEAR by these. They have a veggie taste and are about as far tasting from a hamburger as you can get (which is a good thing if you hate the taste of hamburgers, as many vegetarians do). Obviously, vegan.

Black Bean Chipolte: I like the taste of these, but not the texture which is an uncomfortable mix of grains and beans. That said, these are really tasty on a bun with just a slice of lettuce and tomato if you’re looking for a quick meal with a southwestern flavor. Also vegan.

Sun Dried Tomato Basil: Tastes almost exactly like pizza. If you want a patty that tastes like pizza, this is your burger.

Feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments!


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