It's Indian-American "fusion" food, although I'm quite certain you could dish them up with naan and chutney and make something a bit more authentically Indian if you wanted to. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Love them and I am Indian. Warm up the masala burger in a convection oven for about 11 minutes. We put them on burger buns with green chutney, onions, tomatoes and a dash of ketchup. This helps the mixture bind together. Compared to store-bought veggie burgers, homemade patties are healthier options since they don’t contain preservatives and are made fresh by you.Â. Sauté in a little oil for a few minutes. lots of foods at TJ's I would have otherwise skipped. Deglaze with water and reduce briefly, until potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes. A real meatless treat at home for those avid veggie burger enthusiasts. The way the whole thing comes apart as soon as you stick a fork in them makes you wonder exactly who we’re fooling by going through the trouble of corralling them into a burger shape in the first place. Since they are mostly potato with some other veggies I smash them a little on a skillet with a bit of olive oil and serve with eggs and other breakfast fare. Potatoes are starchy vegetables, if you want to lay-off the starch when making your patties, have them soaked in water after peeling them. Mmm. I like to mix a tiny bit of TJ's Thai yellow curry sauce with a few spoonfuls of plain greek yogurt, then use that as my "mayo" for this healthy burger. Win win! I absolutely love these burger patties. And yummy. If you want an extra kick, try drizzling TJ's Green Dragon hot sauce - AMAZING. ( Log Out /  Put the masala burger in between the wheat slim slices. Grease a baking sheet, or cover with parchment paper. Learn the good & … Before we get into what I think was strange about the burger, I’d better give you a run down of how it tastes. Sounds delicious! Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Greetings from Los Angeles. Now imagine that on a burger. I’ll eat burgers for my burgers and enjoy my Indian food on a plate. Brush the remaining oils at the top of the patties to keep them moist while cooking. Best served for lunch or dinner, this veggie tikka masala will definitely make you long for seconds. Take one wheat slim available in the bread section in Trader Joe's, put lite mayo on the wheat slim. Trader Joe’s is consistently surprising smd impressive with their selections. These are amazing as “hashbrowns”! Burger buns. Trader Joe’s may have hung onto the name, but make no mistake – these burgers defy the genre in every other way. For later, the best ice cream at Trader Joe's. Soooo good. Great blog! :). I heated both patties, used one on a sandwich with avocado and kept the other for crumbling onto a spinach salad the next day. Chill overnight, or at least until cool. How much should they weigh? I am a South African who visits California for a month every year, and I cant get enough of these delicious babies. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Add the toasted breadcrumbs and stir to coat breadcrumbs evenly. Sounds like a good pairing E.V.G. Same burger. I'm a new vegetarian so I'm looking for things I might like to eat. Please log in or register to leave a comment, Copycat Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burgers Recipe, of your choice (We had carrots, green peas & corn), Any vegetables of your choice for the burgers, Cascadian Farm Organic California-Style Blend, 4C 100% Whole Wheat Seasoned Bread Crumbs, Sweet Pea Soup With Avocados and Pea Greens, Copycat Noodles & Co. Japanese Pan Noodles Recipe, 15 oz Medium-sized potatoes (finely diced), 1 cup frozen mixed veggies (of your choice (We had carrots, green peas & corn)), 1/2 cup toasted breadcrumbs (preferably whole wheat), 1/2 cup water (or vegetable stock if using). Continue to cook until the potatoes are soft. These two burgers, pizza and masala, are closely linked despite their completely different tastes. When I first tried them I was surprised at the amount of potato in the patty, but the spices and the flavors make it quite good. Flavor-wise, they capture a good bit of those happy East Indian spices that lovers of fine ethnic foods have come to know and cherish, but they can still be covered in mustard and mayo, dressed in lettuce and cheese, and served in the way of a classic American burger. Wrap the sandwich in an aluminum foil and take it to work for lunch or send it with your child for school lunch. Both were tasty and easy! They come in a wide variety of sizes, including very small. Love them! Saute potatoes, onion, and green peppers briefly. Been eating them years now. Stir the puree and the remaining vegetable mixture together in a large bowl until thoroughly combined. Another recipe for us to try. While one of these might not satisfy a true veggie burger craving, the Indian spices make this a treat that sets itself apart from other burger options. It’s an ingenious solution that sidesteps the pitfall of trying to ape in greens what meat already is. The mango chutney is a great idea! ( Log Out /  Masala simply means “a mixture of spices” and the term is used throughout south east Asia. I make my own raita to go with them [greek yogurt, cucumber, onion, garam masala and a touch of TJs mango chutney]. In a food processor, grind the oats until they are a grainy powder. You’re not giving something up to eat this burger, you’re getting something new. I eat them on sandwich flats for lunch almost every day. They were just patty-shaped awesomeness. You’re never going to out burger a burger with condensed tofu, the only way to win is to not play the game in the first place. Would I Recommend Them: Yes, to vegetarians and carnivores alike. -Lunch: Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burger without the bun, topped with sriracha and mustard — this is one of my favorite veggie burgers […]. Inside Trader Joe's - a Podcast - episode 30 available From our humble beginnings as a small chain of eclectic Southern California convenience stores, Trader Joe’s has grown to become a national chain of 514 (and counting) neighborhood grocery stores, employing more than 45,000 Crew Members. These are best made on the stovetop or grilled (George Foreman). Change ). Set aside 3/4 cup of the mixture from the skillet and puree in a food processor. Like Trader Joe’s Pizza Veggie Burger before it, the Vegetable Masala Burger has dared to ask the question, what if a veggie burger didn’t try to taste like a hamburger at all? Thanks to Toni Fitzpenn for alerting us to the deliciousness of Trader Joe’s Veggie Masala Burgers. You expressed exactly what I felt about Garden Burgers nearly 30 years ago: I liked them because they weren’t trying to be meat without dead animals. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. These are yummy! Availability: Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers are sold exclusively at Trader Joe’s stores in the U.S. Thanks for the tip Jen. In some cases, that's bad. Thank you Lynn! Good review! :), Fantastic blog! Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Yea these are great! I have tried the kati pouches – they’re good, kind of like a spicy, ethnic alternative to hot pockets. The burgers are made from potatoes, carrots, green beans, corn, bell peppers and “indian” spices. Warm up the masala burger in a convection oven for about 11 minutes. Thanks for the recommendation! (BTW it takes 16 lbs of grain to make 1 lb of meat). Add frozen vegetables, sugar and spice mixture. the TJ brand burger's OK but it totally crumbles apart when cooked. I will be looking for these burgers at TJ’s soon. I appreciate this blog – I’m always wondering what to try at trader joes. I wish I could find a recipe similar to these patties, as we cant get them in South Africa. Want to share your own special recipe? 1 burger= 120 calories, 8g fat, 360mg sodium, 12g carbs, 2g protein. Finely chop two red potatoes, and two large carrots. Trader Joe’s Vegetable Masala Burgers – Nutrition Facts. Perfect topped with tomatoes and spinach too. Their texture is not unlike that of a traditional veggie burger, but these feel even less like real meat somehow. Thank you for your suggestions, we'll keep these items in mind on our future TJs shopping trips. Simply register with us and start sharing! No major complaints. The patties look rich with exotic plant matter—and they are. There’s actually a similar product sold in indian grocery stores.