Veggieburger, Soy Bacon, and Cheese on a Whole Wheat Krispy Kreme Doughnut

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    As is common wisdom, one thing the Catholic church excels at is instilling guilt in those raised in the faith. However lapsed I may be these days, that guilt remains.

    So, while I may not attend mass as often as I should, I always try to give up something for Lent. This year, I decided I'd go really hard on myself and give up red meat. That means ... yes ... NO BURGERS!

    Anyway, all the blogging I've been doing lately on AHT about the "Grizzlie Burger" (a bacon cheeseburger on a Krispy Kreme bun) gave me a hankerin' for one.

    Desperate times call for desperate measures, so I broke down and bought some Gardenburger patties, some Smart Bacon, some real cheddar cheese (I'm avoiding red meat, not cheese).

    To really go all out, I figured I'd use the new whole wheat Krispy Kreme as my bun.

    I whipped this thing up in the Serious Eats offices using the toaster oven and the hot plate we inherited from the previous tenants.

    How did it taste?

    How do you think? I'm counting down the days till Easter.

    Bearcubs, LaLaLove..., H & A, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. the real janelle 99 months ago | reply

      gah ha! when i saw the ingredients i wasn't expecting this little twist...

    2. andrewc 99 months ago | reply


    3. ddamico 99 months ago | reply

      Sweet baby Jesus!

    4. Lodigs 99 months ago | reply

      Oh, dear.

    5. bobby stokes 96 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called fake meat, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    6. photomato 87 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Faux meats - all vegetarian, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

    7. Alfaduetto 67 months ago | reply

      Lard fried donut, not veggie!!

    8. photomato 67 months ago | reply

      Alfaduetto, get your facts straight before freaking out. Taken directly from Krispy Kreme's website - "Our doughnuts are cooked in zero grams trans fat shortening (palm, soybean, and/or cottonseed and canola oil)."

      Besides, the dude didn't say he was vegetarian, he just said he wasn't eating red meat. Lard is from an animal, but it isn't meat, and even still, lard comes from pigs, and people generally label pork as white meat.

    9. Adam Kuban 67 months ago | reply

      Also: The point wasn't so much to make it meat-free down to the frying oil. I'm not vegetarian. Was only doing this because I gave up red meat for Lent at the time.

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