Italian qrunch sandwich

Last week when I stopped at Meijer to pick up wedding cards, I had a strong, overpowering urge to check out the frozen foods. I was delighted to see a new item – Qrunch Burgers! They were on sale for half the price I paid at Horrock’s, so I couldn’t resist buying a box. I think it was meant to be.

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This time I tried the Spicy Italian.

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You can see the spices in it. With the Italian sub I made earlier still on my mind, I decided to try something similar with the Qrunch burger. I whipped up a batch of my vegan mozzarella tahini sauce, and turned two slices of plain Ezekiel bread into delicious garlic bread (lots of margarine on each side, lots of garlic on each side…toast it!).
Preheat the oven to 375.

I figured since it looks well seasoned, I didn’t actually need a marinara sauce, just lots and lots of fresh tomato. No spices added, other than what’s in the mozzarella sauce.

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The burger took on a lovely golden hue after a couple rounds in the toaster.

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Smear some of the mozzarella sauce on one piece of toast, add the Spicy Italian Qrunch burger…

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more sauce, a bunch of slices of tomato, more sauce. On the other piece of toast, I just smeared it with the sauce, piled on the tomatoes, added more sauce. I used one roma tomato.
Place the sandwich halves in the oven for about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the sauce thickens and the tomatoes are tender.

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Remove from oven. Once cool enough to handle, two become one…one big, fat sandwich.

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The burger was even spicier than I expected, it reminded me of Italian sausage. I bet this would be great chopped up and added to pasta in place of meatballs. Probably the best $3 I’ve spent in a long time. The fool who wrote the commercial cracking jokes about “quee-no” burgers needs to try one of these!

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  1. Holy cow! I don’t know if you’re in Michigan or not, but I am and was shocked to hear another blogger mention Meijer or Horrocks. Anyway, another weirdness is that I love Qrunch burgers on toasted Ezekiel bread with some Daiya. Freaky. The spicy is a little too spicy for me, but I love the original one. Now I’m rambling. Spot-on review. 😉

    • Oh yes, I’m in Michigan! The Qrunch Foods facebook page asked where people like to buy their Qrunch Burgers, and multiple people replied Meijer – it was very weird to see!
      I will have to check out your blog now, I just love following fellow Michiganders. And maybe you’ll have a Qrunch recipe I can steal…. Thanks for visiting!

    • I wonder if in the middle of winter it would be cold enough between here and Greece to send a box and have it arrive safely 🙂 I used to get vegan sausages from Portugal, maybe it could work…

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