So, I’m not even going to attempt to do a thorough review of all of the gluten free veggie burgers out there (because there are only about three, and I only buy one). But I wanted to introduce a staple of my diet, as it’s probably going to be included in many of my recipes/reviews.
You can find a great full review here though!
The problem with most vegetarian “meat” products is that they are loaded with wheat gluten. The titans Boca Burger and Gardenburger don’t have a single lousy product that I can eat (so long vegetarian “bacon” and “sausage”). Mostly the wheat gluten is used as a filler so the companies don’t have to put in as much expensive soy protein isolate.
That said, I still need my protein, and I don’t want to eat fish every day. So I eat a LOT of these veggie burgers from Franklin Farms:
I use these burgers in…oh…pretty much everything. They have 90 calories and 14 grams of protein! For any veggie protein source, that is a lot of bang for your buck. (More nutrition facts) Do I sound like a spokeswoman yet? No? Ok, how about this? These are all the things you can do with these magical discs:
- Crumble them up and put them: in chili, on top of pizza, in soup, on top of a salad, stuffed in a pepper, mixed with rice or quinoa, in spaghetti sauce, in tacos, or anywhere you might use ground beef.
- Eat them whole with mustard and cheese melted on top.
- Or mush them into balls, fry em up in a pan, and make meatballs!
Franklin Farms also has two other varieties, but I wouldn’t recommend them (but to each her own, try if you’d like). You can find these in the refrigerated (not frozen) section of your grocery store.
Order them online here: Food Service Direct
*only has the portabella and original burgers, but I’ll keep searching for somewhere to order the chili bean online