Last week I wrote this post about making entirely plant-based ‘meatballs’ using GOODMINZ from Reroot Foods. They very kindly sent me one of the other flavours to try which I popped in the freezer with a view to turning into vegan burgers. These days eating is all very much about experimentation but as much as I’d love to say being healthy plays a big part, I’m currently tucking into a huge piece of vegan red velvet cake so the jury’s out on whether it’s a better lifestyle or not…!
But anyway, back to the vegan burgers. Just as before, the GOODMINZ defrosts beautifully overnight and maintains its stickiness so you can mould it. I used the orange packet which contains sweetcorn, butternut squash and red pepper minced with a foundation of carrots and cauliflower.
The videos available on the Reroots website show how easy it is to shape the GOODMINZ into burgers and one packet made 8 burgers. They’re small, not like regular meat burgers you may be used to. But that’s fine because my burger buns were small too and it also meant they didn’t break apart.
Again, the best idea is to pop them into the fridge for half an hour or so after firming. I then placed them onto an oiled baking sheet and baked in the oven for 20 minutes at 180 fan, turning half way through.
Now, what I love about burgers is that there is really no limit to what you can pair them with. I made some home-made sweet potato chips with jerk seasoning and then bundled my burger into a vegan bun along with vegenaise (I’ve found that Follow Your Heart is the best one(, layered with lettuce, tomatoes and a slice of Violife cheddar cheese for good measure. Mr D added wholegrain mustard to his.
The burgers are delicious. I’d be curious to try them again with one of the other GOODMINZ flavours since struggle a little with the sweetness of the orange combination and so far of the two I’ve tried the brown would definitely be a winner for me. It’s still one of the easiest and healthiest ways to pack a serious amount of fibre and plant protein into your diet though (and when I say diet, I mean what you eat as opposed to weight loss).
So it’s another firm favourite from me, plus we have leftovers for dinner/lunch tomorrow and who doesn’t love a bit of time-saving in the kitchen! PS – this dodgy pic below is because I totally forgot to take one of the shaped burgers so had to grab it off Instagram stories from filming #bloggerfail
Thank you so much to Reroot Foods for sending me a sample in return for some honest experimentation and feedback. And thank you for supporting the brands which make my blog possible.