Review: Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger

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Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger
  • Overall
3.5

Are Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger any good?

These are a fairly run of the mill black bean burger. If you like the taste and texture of a typical patty of this style, you’ll probably love these. They make for a very healthy choice over some of their competitors and the package is a real treat.

Long time readers will know I’m a sucker for well designed packaging. Sometimes I don’t even really read what I’m buying, “hey look at this neat cardboard box, this must come home with me for sure”, boom in the cart it goes. And so it went with these Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie burgers. Like a moth to the flame, the modern box and stylish design had me hooked.

Even when I got these veggie burgers home I still wasn’t paying attention. It took me until my first bite to realize that I should have spent more time inspecting what I was buying. This patty is essentially a black bean burger with added corn, quinoa and flaxseed, and I was kinda expecting something different; something in the vein of a Field Roast or Beyond Burger product. Instead, what I found is the classic black bean burger you know and love – or maybe hate.

Not me, I’m a fan of a good black bean burger and this was a decent rendition. The patties have a notably strong BBQ aroma out of the plastic wrapping – most likely from the hickory smoke ingredient. It dissipated fast during cooking though leaving a fairly recognizable black bean burger taste with a hint of Southwestern spice. The texture too was the mushy interior / crisp exterior you’ll be familiar with from other bean burgers. If that’s you’re thing, these might be right up your alley.

These didn’t blow me away, nor did they disappoint, at least beyond my own failure to read what I was buying. These are a completely acceptable black bean burger, and depending on your personal preferences and the price you find them for – they could be a great buy.

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger package front
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger package front

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger – what’s in the box

Two patties come in the cardboard box, wrapped in shrink wrap plastic. Once opened, the two patties are further separated by a little slip of paper to make pulling them apart simple. Each patty weighs 4 ounces. They have a remarkable shelf life too, mine stayed in the refrigerator for a few weeks before I remembered to dig in.

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger whats in the box
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger whats in the box
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger whats in the box patties
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger whats in the box patties

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger cooking instructions and nutrition

The pan or oven are the recommended methods on the packaging. I’d concur, these patties seem a little delicate for the grill and just not the type for the microwave. I pan fried mine and found they cooked up way faster than the packaging suggested. So much so I actually charred them a little as a result, which actually added a nice extra hit of flavor.

Nutritionally these are a great choice – decent fiber and protein and relatively low fat. They’re non-GMO and organic certified plus 100% vegan. As a burger that’s clearly focused on the health aspect of its makeup – these are one of the better on the market.

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger package back
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger package back

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger

Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger side view
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger side view
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger close up
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger close up
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger cross section view
Sweet Earth Sante Fe Veggie Burger cross section view

Looking for more vegan and vegetarian burgers

Check out all our reviews of meat free burgers:

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Hi I’m Stuart., amateur home cook and professional food writer.  You can find my writing at places like The Salt Lake Tribune and Gastronomic SLC, which I founded more than a decade ago.  As well as writing extensively about restaurants, I’m endlessly curious about that product on the shelf. Is it any good I wonder? If you’re like me, wonder no more.

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