Here’s another look at a frozen supermarket option: the smokey jalapeno burgers from Sainsburys. They are described as ‘mixed beans with a melting nacho sauce and a puffed rice coating’. The nacho cheese is kind of placed right on top of the bean burger, so that when it is cooked, it oozes out after you cut into the burger.
I do have to say that they are indeed very spicy. However, it’s not the kind of spice that makes me want to run a mile – instead, it’s pretty tasty, with the jalapeno flavour of the nacho cheese coming through. The crispy puffed rice on the outside is very nice, and lends something special to the texture.
In fact, the texture is pretty great all throughout. It’s varied because of the filling of beans versus that outside layer. It’s creamy inside and then runs through to crunchy, which is a lovely contrast.
The flavour is also tied together by a tomato sauce as well as the bits of rice which you can detect fully. Overall, I’d be happy to eat these again regularly.