Morningstar Tomato & Basil Pizza Burgers. As soon as I saw those I knew I had to try them. I mean, I like pizza, and I like burgers - how could a pizza burger not be awesome?
To start, Morningstar has no idea how long their food takes to heat up. They say that it will take 10-11 minutes in a skillet for these to be ready. I spent about 5 minutes from the minute I walked into the kitchen to actually taking my first bite. So please, use your judgment - just cook it until it's hot.
I had no idea what to eat this burger with, so I just put it on a bun, figuring that I could always add things later. Turns out, it needs nothing. Not even sure it needed the bun, but it would have been a little messier to eat without it. I cooked it in a teensy bit of olive oil, figuring that the flavor could only help, so it got a nice crispiness that you can only really get by cooking something in oil.
The flavor, though, is where this burger really shines. It actually tasted just like a supreme pizza. I was very surprised. I wouldn't have been, if I'd read the ingredients first. It contains most of the same ingredients as a supreme pizza (bell pepper, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, mozzarella cheese) and the things that it leaves out (sausage and pepperoni) are still represented. In one of my bites, I caught a distinct fennel flavor, which is a very sausage-y flavor, and the burger as a whole had a mild spiciness, which is mostly what the pepperoni brings to the supreme pizza experience.
All in all, I'd say this is a very tasty burger. I've eaten it again since the first one, and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes to eat supreme pizza. This is a strange yet tasty burger.
Texture - standard veggie burger experience
Flavor - just like a supreme pizza in a patty
Final grade for this attempt: A