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Vegetarian Burgers....Recommendations needed

pearlD Jul 12, 2008 05:19 PM

My husband has stopped eating 'hamburgers' and is now eating 'veggie burgers'..so far the one called "Zoglo" is the one he prefers but he wants to try other brands. Does anyone have a 'favourite' he might generally find available?

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  1. Googs RE: pearlD Jul 13, 2008 08:49 AM

    Do you have any interest in making them at home? I can dig out my portabella burger recipe if you do.

    As for box sets, I still don't mind the Lick's Nature Burger when grilled at home. It gives you the opportunity to bbq them properly instead of the Licks "to death" method.

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      pearlD RE: Googs Jul 13, 2008 10:17 AM

      No to making them, but thank you Googs for the suggestion of "Lick's"... I'll try them....and yes I do mean for the BBQ, is there another way to prepare them?

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        Googs RE: pearlD Jul 13, 2008 10:45 AM

        The alternate way I'm talking about is, let's say, the correct to your tastes way, rather than the Licks cook-it-to-death way. Unless, of course, you like your burger well done. To each their own.

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          pearlD RE: Googs Jul 13, 2008 11:32 AM

          Hell no..for me...the closer to 'raw' the more I like it but then I'm talking about me and my steak tartare fetish...it's the husband who eats veggie burgers...I gather it's possible to overcook the veggie burger..is it possible to 'undercook' it?

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            Edith S RE: pearlD Jul 13, 2008 11:53 AM

            Well, it'd just be mush if you did. Get a nice outer char on the thing. I agree about Lick's, though. Certainly better than Yves, the veggie burger of choice for most sports bars.

            And really good condiments help, too. ;}

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      mac n cheeze RE: pearlD Jul 13, 2008 10:56 AM

      I second Goog's recommendation for Lick's Natureburgers on the BBQ at home

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        escoffier RE: pearlD Jul 13, 2008 12:36 PM

        My wife enjoys veggie burgers and has had the Lick's ones, but she also likes the ones from Amy's (got those at Dominion) and she really likes the Loblaws veggie burgers, the ancient grains ones I believe.

        There's numerous brands available now so you husband shouldn't have trouble finding one he likes after a bit of experimenting and sampling.

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          alycat RE: pearlD Jul 14, 2008 03:01 PM

          I am not a vegetarian...but I do really love the vegetarian portebello & Swiss burgers PC has out.

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            amhutap RE: alycat Jul 14, 2008 04:36 PM

            I second the PC Portobello & Swiss burgers, best meatless I have had. Not quite as good but probably better than Lick's are the PC World best meatless burgers.

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