Product Type: Tesco Ready Meals
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Who's Bean Eating My Burgers?!
Tesco Vegetarian Bean Burgers
Member Name: beautybabiex
Tesco Vegetarian Bean Burgers
Advantages: can't fault this burger
Disadvantages: the price is high for just two burgers
I am currently tucking into one of these burgers, meaning when I signed on I couldn't help but pick to review this over any other product! I flit between being vegetarian and eating meat (chicken only - I refuse to eat any other meat). Currently I am a vegetarian and these are one of my favourite indulgences.
I am an incredibly fussy eater too which makes buying food an absolute nightmare. If I could live off Fajitas - I would. I never add variety to my meals because I don't like much food. (You'd hate to be my parents when I was younger right?!).
=== Packaging ==
The burgers come in a pack of two in a foam black 'bowl' with a plastic seal. There is a green cardboard sleeve around the packet. The burgers inside are in the fridges in the supermarket so they are not frozen - but you can freeze them if you wish.
The green sleeve shows a cooked burger that is garnished with lettuce and other treats. They are Tesco own, meaning the only logo is the Tesco sign. All nutritional information is on the front with brief instructions on how to cook.
On the back is full ingredients, recycling instructions, cooking instructions and all other information that you need. I like the way Tesco include so much information - there is not a single answered question.
=== Cooking Instructions ===
The burgers are best cooked from chilled which is how they come in the supermarket. To cook you need to simply pop it in the oven for 16-18 minutes at 190 degrees (gas mark 5 or 375 Fahrenheit). I have not yet cooked these from frozen as I tend to eat them within 3 days of food shopping, but you simply need to given them 20-25 minutes from frozen.
You cannot microwave these burgers.
=== The Burgers ===
When you cook the burgers, they do not look overly different to how they did before they were cooked. The colours of all the foods inside pop out and give it a nicer appearance than your average beef burger. The colours and textures are incredible once you cut the burger open to eat. I thought it might fall apart when cut, but the ingredients blend well together and don't let the burger crumble.
When cooked, it smells very mexican and the onion is promenent. I have to say, it might sound weird but they taste how they smell - delicious!
You can definitely taste each flavour differently in each bite, which is lovely as it gives you a lot more to enjoy rather than just one food. I ate mine with mash potato and the two blended well together. The outside of the burger is a little crunchy as are the ingredients inside. I like that they haven't been forced in a food processor and have clearly just been mixed together and squashed.
I love the fact you can tell it is made with high thought and quality. When you can tell a food has just been thrown together it does not appeal to me. I am sure that this burger would appeal to anyone - whether you're a vegetarian or not!
=== Price & Availability ===
Being a Tesco own product, you can only buy this product in Tesco stores. One pack costs £1.29 which is quite expensive for two burgers but they are much higher quality than others of its kind.
=== Ingredients ===
When you look at the ingredients list, you can see that there is not a great deal in the burgers - nothing artificial either which I love. I can taste most of the flavours and I understand the whole ingredients list. Being allergic to cheese it is nice to find a vegetarian dish which doesn't contain cheese like most do.
The ingredients are:
Potato, chick pea, onion, cannellini, kidney beans, sweetcorn, red pepper, tomato puree, jalepino peppers, garlic, red chilli, egg, celery, vegetable stock.
Despite there being jalepino and red chillies in the burger, they are surprisingly not spicy. But I can handle my spice and other people may find it tickles their taste buds a little.
The burgers do contain egg and celery and may contain traces of nuts.
=== Nutritional Information ===
(of which sugars) 2.6g
(of which saturates) 1g
(of which mono-unsaturates) 6.2g
(of which poly-unsaturates) 3.2g
=== Verdict ===
If you like vegetables, you will love these burgers. It doesn't matter whether you're vegetarian or not. I would recommend these to anyone as they are a firm favourite in my household. The flavours will send your taste buds wild and ensure you have a marvelous dining experience at home.
Summary: favourite of mine
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