Create your own Monster Burger with MorningStar Farms Grillers!

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No matter the weather, I love the mouth watering taste of food fresh off the grill.  There nothing like that smoked taste to satisfy one’s palette. I consider myself to be an equal-opportunity griller. This means veggies get just as much love on my grill as a honking slab of ribs do. Since I’ve been watching what I eat I’ve been grilling a lot more veggies lately and to add some variety to my usual food choices I’ve been throwing a couple of MorningStar Farms Grillers on the grill. Grilling with “veggie cuisine” using MorningStar Farms provides a healthy option for you, your family, or your guests but still brings great flavor to your dishes.

One of my favorite things to make with the MorningStar Farms Grillers Original Veggie Burgers is a Monster Blue Cheese Burger. This burger has all my favorite ingredients. Sauteed Mushrooms, Caramelized Onions and of course lots and lots of blue cheese crumbles.  My favorite part of this burger, besides the MorningStar Farms Grillers Veggie patties, has to be the caramelized onions.  Surprisingly, not many people know how to make Caramelized Onions and often times they mistake sauteed onions for it’s caramelized counterpart.  To make this MorningStar Farms Monster Burger work you have to have the caramelized onions and so I’ve included a quick tutorial for you below.

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You can use any type of onion to make Caramelized Onions. I prefer white onions. When caramelizing your onions remember they cook down so start off with enough onions in the beginning so you’ll have enough of once they’re caramelized. I usually chop two-three onions which yield more than enough.
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Place  a small amount of olive oil in the bottom of a pan and toss your onions to coat them. Cook on medium heat. Morning Star Grillers, Being Melody, BeingMelody, How to Cook Caramelized Onions #Grillwithatwist

Now the key to making perfect Carmelized Onions is the cooking time. This is also the difference between sauteing and caramelizing. Caramelized onions can take up to 45 minutes to cook.  Allow the onions to cook until they start turning light brown. You want to stir enough that they don’t stick to the pan but not too much that you disrupt the browning.
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Depending on your heat, after 20 minutes your onions should start to really brown and caramelize. Continue cooking until the onions reach your desired level of doneness. 

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Since Caramelized onions take a while to make and I don’t want to be running back and forth between the grill and the stove I whip up a batch of these deliciously sweet onions earlier in the week and store them until I’m ready to throw them atop my burger. 

To make the MorningStar Farms Monster Burger start off as if you were preparing a single patty burger. I like to layer my burger in the following order from bottom to top. Toasted Kaiser Roll, MorningStar Griller Veggie Burger, Tomato, Lettuce, Sauteed Onions and then the Caramelized Onions. 

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Place another MorningStar Farms Grillers Veggie Burger atop the caramelized onions and top with bleu cheese crumbles until they runneth over. Seriously, if you haven’t tried a MorningStar Farms Grillers burger until you’ve tried it this way. Meals like this make going meatless fun. If this seems like a recipe you’d enjoy think about taking the Veg of Allegiance and pledge to go meatless for a couple of meals a week. By participating you can also enter to win some great prizes. MorningStar Farms has a plethora of great meatless meal choices available at your local Target. I’ve got my eye on that spicy black bean burger next! Oh, the things I could do with it…

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Have you tried MorningStar Farm Grillers? If so, do you have a favorite recipe or a special way of preparing them? Let me know in the comments below!

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13 Comments

  1. July 27, 2015 / 8:04 am

    I love everything about that burger! Except maybe the blue cheese — I might substitute a different kind, lol! But I’ve never tried Morning Star veggie burgers before. My husband loves burgers, but he always buys the huge meaty kind, and it’s too much for me, both in the amount of meat and the number of calories (!). I’ll bet these veggie burgers would be the perfect solution.

  2. July 27, 2015 / 9:01 am

    Before I was married, I was a vegetarian for 6 years and Morning Star Farms products were a staple in my diet. I’ve gotten away from eating them as often, but I think it’s time to pledge to go meatless for a few meals a week. It would be good for my carnivorous husband too!

    • July 27, 2015 / 10:13 am

      My husband likes these burgers! He was skeptical at first but now he doesn’t mind when I throw them on the grill.

  3. July 27, 2015 / 12:32 pm

    That look so good and I am a sucker for a good burger. As much as I cook burgers though I have never done the caramelized onions now I am wanting to go to the store to get some and try them.

  4. July 27, 2015 / 12:54 pm

    My husband is all about burgers and would absolutely love this! I have to be honest, I’ve never had caramelized onions on burgers before but it sounds delicious! We will have to try this for sure!

  5. July 27, 2015 / 1:19 pm

    That looks absolutely delicious. I am not a vegetarian, but I love vegetables and I would certainly try a veggie burger. I am so sure the blue cheese and caramelized onions added more flavor to it.

  6. July 27, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    I love morning star patties and this is a great idea for a burger! The caramelized onions really would add some amazing. I don’t think I have made caramelized onions at home like this, but we love them when we get them at restaurants.

  7. July 27, 2015 / 8:43 pm

    Morningstar has delicious meats, and this burger looks divine! I’ve been craving a good burger, yet I’m so tired of eating at the restaurants in my town, it never occurred to me to just make my own! This is one that I will definitely try!

  8. July 27, 2015 / 9:48 pm

    I’ve never had these before and I probably would never have them due to food allergies. My mother onnnnnnn the other hand eats them all the time. She swears by them.

  9. July 27, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    i just ate but your Monster burger makes me hungry again! I have never heard of this brand and might have to check out soon!

  10. July 29, 2015 / 11:30 pm

    This looks delicious! I LOVE morning star burgers! In fact I have some in my freezer right now! Tomorrow, I will have one WITH caramelized onions. Although I will have to leave off the blue cheese!

  11. August 10, 2015 / 7:20 am

    the burger looks devine! im not sure whether we have the brand morningstar farm in the uk but ill be sure to keep a look out for them. i look forward to trying this recipe and even adding my own twist to it

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