Best Veggie Burger UPDATE: I’m very upset with what used to be the best veggie burger! Just when I found a veggie burger I really liked, they changed it. I opened a box of Don Lee Farms frozen veggie burgers from Costco and noticed that Don Lee Farms changed the shape from an oval shape to a round shape (which I don’t care about). I also noticed they were thicker, but I liked the thinner ones because they became crispier. That’s when it got bad. They now have much more fat although the fat content on the ingredients is still showing 8g total fat. I think they forgot to change the label. It doesn’t taste as good as before because it tastes like fat and has an after taste of fat. Fat was splattered all over my stove making a real mess around my stove and on the floor which did not happen before. They also fall apart easily on the griddle which didn’t happen before. I then noticed that wheat flour is no longer in the ingredients and the box now says gluten free. Maybe some people will like the new shape because it might be better for a hamburger roll but I was eating them without a roll and I don’t like the new version! I used to eat 2 every day and now I don’t buy it anymore. I wish they would go back to the original. They should learn the lesson of Coke. What do you think of the new Don Lee Farms veggie burger? If you agree or not, please leave your comment here and then tell Don Lee Farms that you did.
The best veggie burgers for me are (were) Don Lee Farms All-Natural Veggie Patties. Of course, everyone has different tastes and there are other veggie burgers out there that other people may like better but for a meat & potatoes guy, this is the only veggie burger I not only can eat, but love. The reason I like these is because they use a little whole wheat flour.
First, I have to admit that I’m very weird when it comes to food. The only vegetables I ever eat are raw carrots and broccoli but only in Chinese food with brown sauce. I used to eat hamburgers 2-3 times per day! I even put a BBQ in my kitchen to make burgers for the winter or when it rains and I make great hamburgers.
I tried several other veggie burgers which I bought at Costco and they are not my favorite thing to eat. Recently, Costco was giving out samples of Don Lee Farms All-Natural Veggie Patties and I loved it. I took some home and liked it so much that I ate two of them. Now, I eat two or three of them every day and I only had two real beef burgers in the last two months. I eat them plain off the griddle without a hamburger roll and either organic corn niblets from Costco or whole wheat pasta with tomato sauce. The side effects are losing some weight and less heartburn!
The best way to make these veggie burgers is fried on a griddle at 300° to 325° and you don’t even need any oil. I put mine on the griddle at 300° with a bacon press on top of it for 9 to 11 minutes on each side. I won’t fry veggie burgers on a Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) or Teflon® pan because the high heat will heat the Teflon too high in the areas of the pan which are not covered by the veggie burger. Subjecting Teflon to high heat has been reported as causing flu like symptoms in humans and can be deadly to birds. My griddle is a solid steel plate built-in on a commercial stove but if you don’t have one, just use a griddle, cast iron pan or a non-stick-non-Teflon pan.
Don Lee Farms All-Natural Veggie Patties are not only low in calories, but inexpensive. At less than $12 for 14 patties at Costco, each patty costs only $0.83.
These are the nutrition facts:
1g saturated fat
8g total fat
380 mg sodium
21g total carbohydrate
3g dietary fiber
I wish the Don Lee Farms All-Natural Veggie Burgers were still the best veggie burgers!