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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

We Tried It: Engine 2 Black Bean Plant Burger

I know y'all are like, "for God's sake woman, stop trying to find delicious plant-based burgers!"  What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment, and I like to drag the Mr along for the weigh way.  We are suckers for poblano peppers and have had some yummy dishes made with them.  I don't think I've ever had a black bean burger, so I thought why not?  Plus this brand is made by firefighters, and since I'm from a family of firefighters, I thought I'd throw my support their way.

Here's their schpiel.  I'd never heard of him or the book before so it was interesting.

Here's a peek at their nutritional information.  I was surprised to see so little sodium in it so that was a big plus for me.

I'm not going to lie, this was the first burger I ever pulled out and audibly gasped at because for some reason I wasn't expecting the concrete color.  (Again...never had a bean burger before.)

There are three burgers in the package and I wish there were four.  I don't think we've ever bought a package that didn't have even numbers whether it was two or four.

I'd show you what they look like fully cooked but they are exactly the same.

I slapped some spinach and a little BBQ sauce on the bun because I wasn't hopefully with little to no change on the burger.

We did split the third burger and ate it plain so we could get an unaltered taste.

(Good Lord, sorry for the crappy pics.  Our house is a cave.)
So how did it taste?

Like beans.  The first bite had a good amount of poblano taste to it but after that, I didn't really taste it anymore which bummed me out.  The lack of sodium wasn't boosted by much spice wise.  There are a lot of great spices listed but I didn't taste much of them.  The Mr actually really liked them and said he'd eat them again but agreed they were dry.  I think if I got them again, it wouldn't be for burger purposes...maybe something Mexican related.    Maybe as the "meat" with Spanish rice/quinoa and topped with salsa would be good.  Hmm, actually as I say that, I might just give that a whirl!

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1 comment:

  1. They aren't going to fool anybody but they were good. I think your Mexican idea would actually be a great way to have these.


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