Today I am going to review this meat-free burger mix, which also happens to be vegan. How exciting is that?
A couple of days ago my hubba and me went to Morrisons to do our weekly shopping and somehow I spotted this Granose burger mix. I’d never heard of this brand or product before and I did not know what to expect. Let me tell you first that I am not a fan of some powdered food, in general I try to make everything from scratch but this time my curiosity won over and we bought one pack. It was discounted and cost £1.10. If it is not too good, oh well, it’s not expensive.
So the packet itself contains two sachets of powder. 1 sachet = 4 burgers. So it is roughly 14p per burger, bargain, right?
The instructions are pretty clear: empty one sachet into a bowl, add 140ml of cold water, stir it, let it stand for 10minutes. After that you form 4 burgers and fry them or roast them in the oven.
Once I opened the packet the smell was very strong and strange… Quite overpowering and I am not sure how I could describe it… Canned meat? That sounds really awful but the smell of the spices (I guess) is off-putting at first. But hey, I am an optimist, I believed it will taste nice so I went for it!
So after 10 minutes of the powder just sitting in the bowl, I formed 4 burgers and fried them in oil (I think I’ve put too much water into the powder, so you can see a lot of water/oil in the pan). It took maybe roughly 10 minutes and they were ready! Let me add that the smell disappeared at this point. Thank goodness haha!
I served them on lettuce (we tend to avoid bread) with chunky sweet potato fries (I might share my recipe with you in the future). My Raw vegan “melted cheese” sauce is perfect with these burgers!
They are delicious! The taste is really good, the spices are perfect. They do contain some specific spice that some people might find a bit too exotic and unusual for their taste buds, but I would recommend giving them a go! Also, people that prefer bland simple food will not be impressed. But come on, yummy vegan dinner in (roughly) 15 minutes? Can’t beat that!
The texture of the burger is not rubbery or too crumbly, it is just right. I hate the fact that a lot of veggie/vegan burgers tend to be very dry or unmanageable brittle. You know what I mean, right?
All in all, would I buy it again? Oh yes! Would I give it to my meat-eaters guests? Hmmm.. Not sure with this one. As I mentioned previously, the taste might seem too unusual for some so I would rather not risk it.