I noticed this bag of Vegetarian Hamburger mix in an aisle at Whole Foods one day and thought that it seemed like a cool concept. I'm always totally jealous when I see convenience foods like this that are not meat- or dairy-free. While it's not the healthiest thing, I want to have those sort of options, too!
Some time later, I was contacted to try this mix, which makes about six "burgers," or equates to about a pound of "beef."
First, you combine the contents of the bag with water and let it sit for a bit.
I followed a recipe that they sent me for Southwestern burgers, so the following ingredients were added...
The patties. I have to confess here that "The Ukrainian" did most of the work at this point.
Here's the finished product (doused in BBQ sauce) with a salad. "The Ukrainian," a "meat guy," said he liked the texture of this faux burger, as it was a little chewy and meaty. I found it to be a touch salty, but that could be due to the canned ingredients added from above.
Quite honestly, I've made veggie burgers before and find that an easy process in itself. However, even shortcuts sometimes require shortcuts, so if you're in this category, this stuff would work well, probably in a vegetarian chili recipe.
FTC Disclaimer: I was provided a sample of this product to try but was not compensated to provide any particular opinion.