Cooking Tips and Questions - Boca burgers...
01-16-2009, 10:57 AM
I'm considering getting some of these, but I've never had 'em. Calorie-wise, and other nutrition fact wise, they look GREAT. But I hesitate to spend the money on a box of the things only to find out they taste like a burned tire.
Any experiences anyone can share?
01-16-2009, 11:08 AM
I actually really like them...but then again, I don't care much for regular ground beef/turkey... the flame grilled boca burgers are my fav. :D
Fat Chick B Gone
01-16-2009, 11:33 AM
They're good but they're not going to be like a ground beef burger. I find they are better if you cook them in a pan until just a little crispy versus microwaving them.
01-16-2009, 11:34 AM
At first when I tried them, I didn't like them. They are ok, not my favorite but they are pretty good in a sandwich with mustard, lettuce and tomato.
01-16-2009, 12:23 PM
I like them too, Bocas or any other veggie-burger are certainly not the same taste-wise as a meat burger so if you eat them neat they're meh, but with the condiments, cheese and other add-ons of your choice they're fine. I cook mine on a George Foreman grill first, then microwave them for reheating if needed
01-16-2009, 12:25 PM
I like them, mainly grilled or in the pan so they're a little crispy, but I'll microwave them too.
My dad thinks they're alright, which is saying something, because he doesn't seem to like things like that.
Thighs Be Gone
01-16-2009, 12:26 PM
I wonder what the sodium is them. I remember having them and liking them.
Another idea too that I do pretty often is making your own bean burgers with chick peas or black beans. They are fast and cheap at .69 a can for the beans. A can will make two burgers. I eat it just like I would a burger.
01-16-2009, 12:28 PM
Thighs, I remember reading that idea from you before and I thought is sounded terrific. Can you take us on a step-by-step process for that?
I do like Boca Burgers, too, and now I want one! :drool:
Thighs Be Gone
01-16-2009, 12:32 PM
Surely. All you have to do drain your beans. Put them into a food processor with some garlic, onion, salt and pepper and give it a whirl. You can really add anything you want in there--carrots, additional herbs and spices, etc. If you don't have a food processor, just dice your stuff and mash your beans. Pat them very lightly with flour and cook them on the stovetop with fat-free spray.
I really like having mine with tomatoes, lettuce and dill pickles. The beans are so moist I don't usually do condiments but you could--and even do a bun if you wanted it.
01-16-2009, 12:46 PM
Sounds easy and yummy. Thanks!
01-16-2009, 12:54 PM
Thanks, y'all! I'll have to pick up a box of 'em this weekend and give them a try....if I hate 'em, they'll be expensive dog treats...
01-16-2009, 12:57 PM
I LOVE the "All American Flame Grilled" variety of Boca Burgers. I eat them with a slice of melted cheddar cheese, low carb ketchup & Splenda sweetened pickle on them. Delish!!!:drool:
01-16-2009, 01:05 PM
I am a picky eater and They are definetly not a real hamburger But they aint bad.
I microwave them~Just do not over cook them they get hard LOL!If you do hate em~Tell the dog Lori259 wishes she had a real hamburger too.
But honestly they aint that bad really.
01-16-2009, 01:46 PM
Hopefully I won't have to pass on the message, Lori....
I don't really expect "real" meat taste....not sure what I expect. I'm just, more than anything, looking for another option for lunch during the week, or for dinner on a night when the husband wants something that's just gross...
01-16-2009, 01:58 PM
I actually like them when they are hard so I make sure to cook them so they get hard. I don't like when they are soft! The ones I eat are the vegan ones which Costco carries.
01-16-2009, 07:04 PM
I like them a lot, I prefer them harder as well. I have them with sauteed mushroom, onion and garlic with honey mustard on whole grain which is yummy.
01-17-2009, 11:18 PM
Yes I know that feeling~my hubby picks out gross stuff to eat alot also.The boca burgers honsetly are not that bad.
01-17-2009, 11:20 PM
My family likes them more than regular beef burgers - they're not gristly or tough. Of course, being in a desert, beef around here is as tender as the tumbleweeds that the cattle graze on.
01-17-2009, 11:24 PM
I don't think they are bad. Of course they are no double cheeseburger from McD's. LOL. But they're pretty good. I have to have cheese (low fat/fat free of course) and ketchup on them though.
Lindsy Goes RAWR
01-18-2009, 01:01 AM
iv been vegetarian for what? Four years now i think it is.. and boca burgers taste like the real thing to me! iv actually forgotten what meat tastes like.. but never the less, it wont hurt to try..
01-19-2009, 08:34 AM
Having my first one for lunch today! Wish me luck!
01-19-2009, 12:38 PM
Pretty good....I cooked mine on top of the stove with a little non-stick spray, and ate it on a couple of pieces of toasted bread with mayo, mustard and pickles. And a slice of cheese. MMMMmmmm....I like 'em.
01-19-2009, 11:27 PM
I like the Boca chicken patties! Try it with tomato sauce and fat-free mozzerella.. Chicken Parmasagna! :D
01-20-2009, 08:11 AM
GOOD idea, Misfit!!!! Next time I'm at the store that sells these things, I'm on it!!!