Veganmofo: Selection of Quick meal tips: Frozen Burgers

Being a student sometimes bringing cooking to a back burner, I won’t get into a post about the various levels of terrible junk I consume in the guise of ‘diner’ most evenings (maybe another post). But I found a selection of easy, under 30 minutes to whip up meals which I’ve enjoyed over the past few weeks.

The key to quick and easy meals is timing, multitasking and sometimes convenience food. Ok, so you going to grab that frost bitten veggie burger and pull a sesame seed bun out of the freezer, again. No big deal, take a few extra steps and it can really make the difference.

Tips for burgers from the freezer:

  • Marinade or sauce it. Glaze your frozen patty in a thick, maybe sweet BBQ sauce, or Plum Sauce. Raid your condiment shelf for inspiration.
  • Take the time to pre-heat the cast iron or use a grill. Sure, it’s a frozen burger but it’ll taste better grilled or seared properly.
  • Toppings. Avoid the urge to squirt ketchup and call it a day. Mix it up with salsa, veggies, fruit (grilled pineapple!), chutney or some fancier pickles/sauces from the local market. Even adding lettuces/tomato gives you something fresh and a nice contrast to the chewy burger texture.
  • Onions/Mushrooms. They fry up in minutes and can take the bruger experience to the next level.
  • TOAST YOUR BUNS. If you spend time on nothing else, crisp the inside of that bun.

The little Darling featured  below may appear simple with its no-name ketchup and mustard, but the secret lies in that big meaty chunk of purple heaven. A wide slice of onion, which I baked in the oven (directly on the rack) and then broiled just before the burger finished. Amazing.

Happy Mofo’ing!



  1. KellyC Said:

    It's kinda like burger porn and I like it!

  2. Fanny Said:

    YUM! Great advice. I totally agree on the advice to toast the bun, makes such a difference!

  3. That is one tasty looking burger!NOM!

  4. Donna Said:

    I never thought of baking and broiling the onion – yum. What kind of burger is that?

    • bad1788 Said:

      Surprisingly it’s a veggie burger from M&M meats.

  5. jakethy Said:

    Y’know, a lot of the time bloggers leave comments to be polite or to get noticed. I’ve certainly done it. But I wanted you to know that I really got something out of this post. I’m often in a rush and have to nuke a veggie burger with little else to eat. But I really love ’em when they’re done up right. I think that every one of yer ideas was a good one and I can’t wait to try them all. I’m a ketchup junkie, so that usually keeps me happy. But now you’ve got me really wanting to try the marinating idea and the pineapple – I love pineapple on my pizza – never thought of it on a burger. Grrrrreat post!

    • bad1788 Said:

      Aw man thanks! I love getting comments and even more if people actually enjoyed the post!

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