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Quorn Beef Style & Sweet Red Onion Burgers

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      07.04.2011 13:32
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      The best veggie burger on the market

      I have now been a vegetarian for over 10 years so I must confess I don't really remember what beef burgers taste like. Over the years I have tried various veggie burgers and I often find that the purely vegetable burgers aren't great on bread and if you try to BBQ them they just fall apart, and the previous Quorn (or equivalent) are fairly tasteless. Son the whole I used to give up on Burgers and BBQ's and opt for a Jacket Spud or Veggie kebabs.

      We were attending a friends BBQ and she had brought these burgers for me so to begin with I wasn't overly excited but not one to be impolite I gratefully accepted my burgers. I have to say I was very very suprised. These burgers where exploding with flavour. They are by far the best tasting veggie burgers I have ever had. As I say I can't comment on how beef flavoured they were as I don't remember the taste but they def had a sweet onion taste. I found the burger very moist as well which is good as previous Quorn burgers often dried out when cooking. They were also not overly stodgy when eating on baps.

      My friend grilled these and that worked very well so I would imagine on the BBQ they would work just fine. I would recommend with some additional onions and abit of tomotoe ketchup.

      I now happily eat burgers again which is great cause I can get back into the BBQ spirit. I have also tried these just with a salad and they are equally nice and a healthy option if you are waching your weight.

      The only downside I would say is they are more expensive than standard veggie burgers at around £2.49 for 2 but they are worth it.

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      24.01.2011 18:49
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      A yummy burger from the wonders of Quorn.

      Yes another Quorn product from me! Last weekend me and my partner had a few friends around for a movie night I always do some food, normally for a movie night just some take away style nosh. So burgers, wedges and dip was on the cards; and being that there is a few vegetarians in our group of friends I find it easier to class all of us as veggies which makes it easier on me when cooking.

      Quorn Beef Style and Sweet Red Onion Burgers:

      'Succulent beef style Quorn burgers with a blend of sweet red onion'

      I was just going to pick up a pack of normal Quorn burgers but at the time Asda were doing a special offer for the beef style and sweet red onion burger for only £1.00 for two. Not bad value as they are also bigger than the standard burgers.

      My Findings:

      Having now tried these I don't think I shall be going back to the plain Quorn burgers, they are nice enough but these were just delicious. Like with some Quorn products these do resemble the real thing only without the animal meat and fat.

      They come in the standard cardboard sleeve packaging with the burgers within the plastic packaging and the normal colour of the green background plus orange and yellow Quorn logo. Which I think makes them stand out on the shelves from over meat free products.

      The first time I cooked these I placed them in the oven with just a little olive oil on top of each burger. While cooking them they smelt very tasty and twelve minutes later they were cooked and a little bigger in size. - Ready to go yum yum. The burgers were soft to bite into, moist not dried out and kept its shape well.

      I absolutely love the taste of these burgers, which I think is all down to the sweet red onion giving it a sweeter lightened taste. It's hard for me to say if they compare with 'real' meat burgers as I have never eaten beef, but even my partner loves them and one of his favourite foods is a trip to Burger King!

      If you do wish to try these, they also taste great with some chilli cheese on top; a couple of minutes before the burgers are cooked just place a small amount of cheese on top. Of course you could have them just on there own in a bap or topped with salad, either way I think they taste scrumptious.

      Another bonus with quorn is that it's low in saturated fats and high in protein and a lot less calories than a meaty burger. So people trying to watch their weight but still enjoy comfort food this would be great.

      How to Cook:

      For these burgers they can be cooked in several ways -

      Grill - 7 minutes
      Hob - 7 minutes
      Oven - 12 minutes
      Microwave - 2 minutes (not recommended though unless you like rubbery burgers!)
      BBQ - 7 minutes

      Before cooking you need to add a little oil and if cooking from frozen you will need to increase the cooking time.

      Nutritional Information:
      (Per Burger)

      Calories - 97
      Protein - 10.8g
      Carbohydrate - 6.8g
      Sugars - 3.2g
      Fat - 3.0g
      Saturates - 0.4g
      Fibre - 2.8g
      Sodium - 0.3g

      Allergy Advice:

      Contains - Egg, milk, barley and wheat gluten.

      Price and Availability:

      These burgers are still on offer at Asda for only £1.00 for a pack of two, normal price being £1.98. You can also purchase these from most supermarkets. They can also be frozen so if you do like them you could always stock up while on offer.

      Overall:

      For the price I paid and the quality I got I can not complain at all. They tasted great, smelt wonderful and very simple to cook. While they are on offer I have picked up a few packs to keep in the freezer as I liked them that much. One note I would say is that don't microwave them! I did this for quickness for my lunch today and it made them rather rubbery, for a nice moist burger keep to the grill or the oven.

      Five out of five stars from me.

      Thanks for reading :o)

      Additional Information:

      The card sleeve and the plastic tray are recyclable, but the plastic film lid is currently not recyclable.

      Quorn Burgers can be frozen on day of purchase and kept for up to 3 months. However do not refreeze once thawed.

      www.quorn.co.uk/About-Quorn/

      www.quorn.co.uk/products/Quorn_Beef_Style__Red_Onion_Burgers.aspx

      Ingredients:

      Mycoprotein (32%), water, textured vegetable protein (wheat gluten, pea protein, wheat starch, potato starch, malt flour, vegetable oil, maltodextrin, milk protein, emulsifier: carrageenan; colour: ammonia caramel), onion, dried red onion (4.3%), dried free range egg white, flavouring, rapeseed oil, tapioca starch, roasted barley malt extract.

      Manufacturer:
      Marlow Foods Ltd
      Station Road
      Stokesley
      TS9 7BR.

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        01.06.2010 12:42
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        Wouldn't buy again.

        The Quorn product range is currently on offer in our local Sainsburys and all the products are 3 for £5.00 which is great value, so I have been stocking up, in order to try their different products.

        This product usually costs £1.99 for a packet of 2 burgers.

        The burgers come in a plastic tray, with a cardboard outer packaging. Some of their products often have recipe ideas and vouchers on the inside of the cardboard, which I think is a good idea.

        I think most if not all Quorn products are vegetarian society approved.

        The burgers are made from the same mycroprotein that most Quorn products are made from, which is a type of mushroom product, these also claim to have the additional ingredient of red onion.

        Nutritional information per burger according to the packet is:
        Energy - kJ/kcal - 410/97
        Protein - 10.8g
        Carbohydrate - 6.8g
        - of which sugars - 3.2g
        Fat - 3.0g
        - of which saturates - 0.4g
        Fibre - 2.8g
        Sodium - 0.3g
        Salt equivalent - 0.8g

        You can freeze these burgers, but they have to be cooked from chilled, so they need to be defrosted thoroughly. The cooking instructions say to brush them with oil and cook them for 12 minutes (10 for a fan assisted ovens) on 200 degrees. You can grill them too, but I prefer oven cooked food.

        The look of these burgers when they are cold is pretty unappetising, they are a grey/brown colour and look very rubbery. When they are cooked they don't look a huge amount better, they just go a bit darker but still look like a lump of rubber, so I wasn't holding out much hope for the taste.

        I wasn't eating these because I wanted a meat burger without the meat, I was simply trying them as a product on their own. I think comparing these to meat burgers is pretty pointless as they are never going to be the same.

        The taste of these was not great. Even though they were meant to have red onion in them I couldn't taste it, they were still rubbery in texture but quite soft. They just tasted really bland to me. Even when I put them in a bun with mustard and ketchup, they were still disappointing. I expected a bit more taste.

        I don't think I would buy these again, for the cost they really aren't worth it. They look awful and don't really taste of anything. They are one of the weakest Quorn products in my opinion.

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          22.04.2010 23:31
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          Head for the Freezer and save a penny

          Despite being a vegetarian mainly because, some time ago, I went off the taste of meat, I do sometimes pick up these 'meat substitute' products simply for a bit of variety in my diet. On my weekly shopping trip to sainsburys, I came across the Beef Style and Red Onion Burgers and thought I would give them a whirl.

          They can be found in most supermarkets in the chilled section and are priced at £1.99 for two patties, I tend to think that this is a little bit expensive considering it is cheaper for four of the frozen quorn burgers, but they are slightly larger and it somehow seems healthier to be eating produce from the chilled, rather than the frozen section.

          Like most quorn products, these burgers more or less resemble the real thing. The cooking instructions on the rear of the pack informed me that I could oven bake, shallow fry or grill these babies, and as I am on a health kick yet still wanted an authentic taste, I decided to cook them in the health grill. They were in there for about 7 minutes before they were ready to eat. Once thing I did notice about them was that unlike traditional beef burgers, they remained the same size before and after cooking which was nice so when it came to serving them, I felt I was getting a good sized portion of burger for my money which made me feel a little better about paying £1 for each patty.

          The taste, is amazing, I'm not going to compare them to traditional beef burgers because they are not the same thing, the texture is different and they burgers taste slightly drier than what I remember beef burgers tasting like. This has to be expected however, and I was never under the illusion that the product was going to taste exactly the same as the real McCoy. Saying that, they are very tasty and the presence of the red onion really shines through. As mentioned above, they were a little dry however, I find you can get over this my ensuring you add a good dollop of tomato ketchup to the bun.

          Would I buy these again? Probably not, the reason being that for the extra price I paid, I didn't notice a whole pile of difference between these and the regular frozen burgers. The taste is fine, they are pretty healthy, especially when compared with their meaty relation, but my advice would be to head straight for the frozen section and save yourself a quid... there really isn't any difference.

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          09.11.2009 22:13
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          A healthy alternative to meat

          I bought a pack of these Quorn Beef Style and Red Onion Burgers in Sainsbury's last week. I don't tend to eat a lot of meat and hadn't tried these before, but I generally enjoy Quorn products, so I thought I'd give them a try. They cost £1.99 for a pack of two burgers, which seems to be quite expensive, though a lot of Quorn products are, unless they are on offer.

          The burgers were in the chiller section, and they can also be frozen on the day of purchase for up to three months. They are packaged in a plastic carton, with a Sellophane cover. There is also a cardboard cover over this, with all the nutritional information. The cardboard can be recycled, though the other packaging is less likely to be recyclable.

          The burgers can be grilled, shallow fried on the hob, oven cooked, microwaved or barbequed. We grilled ours for seven minutes, turning frequently, and ate them on a bun, with caramelised onions, cheddar cheese and tomato sauce, as a mid afternoon snack. They turned out fine, and did not seem to be overcooked, and it helps if you brush them with a little olive oil prior to cooking. I noticed that the other review said that the burgers were very dry. I did not notice this when eating it, though that may have been due to the fact that I ate it with other foods in a bun, making the texture less dry than it may have been, had I ate it on it's own.

          These burgers are pretty healthy. Each one has 97kcals, 10.8g protein, 6.8g carbohydrate, 3.0g fat, 2.8g fibre and 0.8g salt. Apart from the salt, they are low in fat and calories, and have some fibre, making them a better choice than a meat burger.

          I enjoyed eating this product, and will probably buy it again, but only when it is on special offer.

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            11.09.2009 23:45
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            Won't get them again

            The other day I realised that I really fancied a burger and chips for tea. My partner agreed, so we headed out to the supermarket. As I am currently trying to eat less junk food and lose a bit of weight, and beef burgers are known for being very fattening, I decided to look for a slightly healthier alternative, and that is when I came across Quorn Beef Style and Sweet Red Onion Burgers.

            The burgers come in a packet of two. They are housed in a black plastic tray which has cellophane over the top, and the tray has a cardboard sleeve around it which has a photo of one of the burgers in a bun, looking juicy and succulent. The packaging seems a bit over the top and wasteful, as the burgers could have just been housed in a cardboard box.

            The burgers are easy to cook and take just a few minutes in the oven. They can either be cooked from chilled or you can increase the cooking time and cook them from frozen which makes them really convenient, as you don't have to worry about defrosting them first.

            When cooked the burgers don't smell of much, and they don't taste of much either. I couldn't taste anything resembling beef, and I couldn't even taste the onion! They just tasted like very very bland Quorn products. I was really disappointed. They also had a very dry texture.

            In future I will just go for the more fattening option as at least then I will enjoy the meal! If you want to try these burgers though you can buy them for £1.99. This makes them a pound each which I think is far too expensive.

            Each burger contains 97 calories, 3 grams of fat and 3.2 grams of sugar which I suppose is very low for a burger, but even if they had no calories I wouldn't be tempted to get these again!

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