Product Type: Quorn Ready Meals
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A SOUTHERN STYLE SNACK!!
Quorn Southern Style Burgers
Member Name: Wee_Jackie_163
Quorn Southern Style Burgers
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I used to be a vegetarian, a lifestyle choice of mine which had a span of over a decade. Because of this, I have a few issues with eating meat products even though I am no longer veggie. If I am having meat, it has to be 'false' such as sausages or something, and I have not eaten any real poultry products for about fifteen years or so.
During my time as being a veggie, I was of course an avid Quorn fan and to this day I still buy a lot of their products on a regular basis. The brand in general has come on leaps and bounds in the past five years or so and some of the items in the range are downright delicious. Some of the items in the range are not suited for my own personal tastes whereas others are so good that they have found their way onto my regular shopping list.
It was whilst I was doing an online shop recently that I spotted the Quorn southern style burgers. Realising that I had not bought this product for years, I decided to buy a box of the burgers to give them a try out.
For anybody who is unaware of the Quorn products, Quorn is a man-made soya-based substance that is a meat substitute. It is lower in fat than meat is and is therefore seen as being a bit of a healthier alternative for the most part. There are a variety of products available in the Quorn range, and there is a website available at www.quorn.co.uk, should you require more information.
The Quorn southern style burgers come in a box containing two individual burgers. The picture on the front of the cardboard box certainly makes the burgers look very appealing and tasty. The burgers are a frozen food item and they do not require to be defrosted before cooking. This is highly convenient for my own needs as they can remain in the freezer until I need to cook them, then plonked in a hot oven. Minimum care and minimum effort is required and this is a huge bonus in my book!
When it came to cooking the burgers, I removed them from the box and I thought immediately that they looked lovely. The burgers have a crumb type of coating surrounding them and this looked quite delicious upon first inspection. I was a bit disappointed in their size and it did occur to me that one burger might not be enough for my other half, but as I was serving the burgers with a selection of vegetables as well as potatoes I thought that I might just get away with the one burger for his evening meal on this occasion. The box only contained two burgers anyway so I didn't have much choice! Bear in mind though, that these burgers are bit on the small side in my opinion and if you decide to give them a try you might well need to buy several boxes, depending on how many people you have to feed at dinner.
Cooking the burgers proved to be as easy and convenient as I had first hoped; all I had to do was pop the burgers into a hot oven and set the timer. I did check on the burgers about half way through their cooking time and turned them over to ensure even cooking. The burgers only take 14 minutes to cook which is great for me as they are so quick!
When the cooking time was up, I removed the burgers and the first thing I noticed was that there was a thin layer of grease left on my baking tray. This was a bit of a surprise to me as most of the Quorn products are generally seen as a healthy option and I do not remember encountering this problem when cooking other products from the range. I put it down to being the golden crumb coating and dabbed the burgers lightly with some kitchen towel before serving. They were not swimming in grease or anything of the sort, just a bit greasier than I had expected!
When it came to eating the burgers, both my partner and I thought they were really quite delicious. The Quorn 'meat' in the centre of the burgers was cooked perfectly and was not too chewy or dry. The outside coating of the burgers added a nice seasoned taste to the burgers which otherwise would have been too bland. The coating, whilst not crunchy, proved to provide a nice 'bite' to the burgers and when served with a dollop of garlic sauce and some vegetables, this was a really tasty dinner. Eating the burger by itself was a little on the dry side for my own personal tastes, and the addition of some sauce really did liven it up a little as far as I am concerned.
The nutritional information on the reverse of the box informs me that each 75g burger provides 160 calories and 8.3g of fat which does seem a tad high considering their small size? I can also see the familiar badge on the box which informs me that the burgers are 'Vegetarian Society Approved'.
I will definitely buy the burgers again, they proved to be a nice change from the usual Quorn products that I buy regularly. I paid around £1.50 for the box of two burgers from Asda online, but I have also seen them for sale in stores such as Tesco and frozen food stores. I will deduct one star for the fact they were a little overly greasy as well as being a little too dry for my own tastes, but other than that I did think they were quite tasty and I enjoyed them for the most part.
Summary: A really tasty meat-free snack :-)
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