This week we tried out the Sainsbury’s Smoky Mexican Bean Burger. This is something that sounds and looks quite generic, to be absolutely honest – how many Mexican bean burgers do you reckon I’ve eating in my life? It has got to be quite a high number, so something like this really has to stand out in order to impress me.
To be honest, I’m not sure this one did. I’m already struggling to remember what it actually tasted like. We served it up as part of a Mexican style night, with sides of gooey spicy nacho cheese parcels and refried beans. We can’t go wrong with those two things as both J and I absolutely adore them, so the only thing the Mexican burger could really do was to mess it up. Thankfully, it didn’t.
It tasted fine, just what I would expect from a burger of this style. The outside was crispy while the inside was a little softer, and crumbly. It was full of chunks of vegetables like sweetcorn, which is always a texture style I have enjoyed. It was smoky and only mildly spicy, and you could clearly taste the beans as well as some of the other ingredients. Anything more than that is almost beyond me to say – it really was quite unremarkable, if not unpleasant.
On the VegBurge scale, I give this…
Taste – 7/10
Price – 6/10
Rest of experience – 6/10