Meatless and Soy-Free Burgers!

When I first switched over to a plant-based food program, I found myself reminiscing about how tasty the hamburgers from In&Out and Fuddruckers were.  However, I didn’t forget how horrible and tired I felt after eating them.  When buying meatless burgers at the grocery store, I encountered one disappointment after another.  The ones I tried were tasteless, had a weird flavor, or were just flat out nasty.  Well a few years ago, I went to Hyde Park Produce with my sister to buy some groceries.   While we were in the frozen food section, she handed me a box that said Sunshine Burgers and asked “Can you eat this?”  I started reading the label and was elated that I didn’t have to be a chemist in order to identify the ingredients.

Sunshine Burger South West Ingredients:  Organic ground raw sunflower seeds, organic cooked brown rice, organic carrots, organic cooked black beans, organic paprika, organic cumin, organic onion, organic garlic, organic green pepper, sea salt, organic cilantro, organic jalapeño pepper
 

Actual Sunshine Burger

These burgers are delicious and my friends who consume meat absolutely love them!  I put the burgers on toasted rye or gluten free bread.  Then I add Organic Ketchup, Organic German Mustard, Organic Mixed Greens, Jalapenos and Soy Free Veganaise…delicious!  Sometimes I just add Giardiniera and Spicy Mustard.

Tip:  It tastes better when you heat these burgers on the stove top.  Microwaving these burgers can make them soggy (yuck) and we want to stay away from microwaving food.  Also, be sure to follow the stove top directions and heat them on low.  I was in a hurry one day and put the heat on medium high.  Needless to say, the burger burnt to a crisp…lesson learned.

The company has 6 different burgers to choose from including a breakfast patty.  I only tried Southwest, Original, and Barbecue.  So if you’re looking for a  soy free and gluten free veggie burger to enjoy at home, I would highly recommend checking Sunshine Burgers out!