Product: Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce – $9.95
When your Cuisine Cube delivers a box that is 1/2 meat-friendly…you get a little creative. Honestly. I was willing to part with the Field Trip Cracked Pepper Turkey Jerky, as there was no way I could possibly eat that being a vegetarian. But the other two items…the sauce and seasoning meant for burgers…those I could use. I just had to get a little creative in my kitchen.
And I do love it when a cooking gauntlet is thrown down. And this box did just that. For months now, I had a recipe idea just percolating, and the inclusion of the previously blogged on Dinner Tonight Burger Seasoning Mix and the Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce meant that I was being issued a veggie burger challenge, whether Cuisine Cube knew it or not. And I guarantee you…they didn’t know it. Ultimately though…the challenge was accepted. Using items in my pantry (lentils) and from my CSA bin (VEGGIES!), I set out to make a specific veggie burger that I had been talking about creating for awhile, just never really had a reason to actually do it. I admit, it was a whole lot of fun getting into that kitchen and getting my creative chef’s hat on.
And that’s how it worked out in the end. I made this amazing burger with lentils and farm-fresh ingredients, topping it off with some Russian red kale and a green tomato. But this burger needed that condiment to tie it all together. And that’s where the Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce came in. While the label itself touts this sauce as being perfect to use with any meat (from poultry to beef to elk to pork and so on)…I was really going to put it to the test by pairing it with…a veggie burger of my own making. I hope the Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. doesn’t hold it against me for not using meat. But this vegetarian was still willing to give their product a vessel…albeit made from lentils and veggies. Would it matter?
Let me tell you, this sauce is awesome. This is literally AWESOMESAUCE! HA! The Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce was a great flavor elevator. It brought this nice tangy flavor to the burger. The sauce brought together both sweet and savory, enhancing each bite. The Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce honestly lifted every bit of my veggie burger and just added a nice sweet and tangy touch. While it is advertised as being rich and thick, I found it to be slightly runny, and I promise, I did shake it up. That being said, it went way beyond delicious. Now I’m trying to figure out how to get more without the $10 price tag. Because I’m hooked.
The Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce is made from what the company describes as a secret blend of Lowcountry herbs and spices that help bring flavor to any meat (or in my case…veggies and lentils). It is made from water, distilled water, vinegar, molasses, sugar, onions, salt, garlic salt, cloves, tammarind extract, chili pepper extract, tomatoes, onion powder, garlic powder and gluten free xanthan gum.
A serving of the Charleston Gourmet Burger Co. Burger Sauce is 1 tablespoon. This serving provides you with 15 calories. It is fat free, cholesterol free, and contains no fiber or protein. The sauce, however, does provide 200 mg sodium and 2 grams of sugar.
Yet again, Cuisine Cube brings a product I never, ever would have heard about or tried without it surprising me with its inclusion in the box. Very happy with this month’s offerings for sure. And my roommate is already pondering other ways to use this sauce in the future. Delicious!