July 24, 2009 § 10 Comments
I know, I know. I’m falling behind on my posts. But I have a really good excuse. Really! I’ve been busy getting the wheels turning for the kitchen remodel. Luckily my brain hasn’t exploded yet with all the information. But I do get a headache now and then from the research, akin to a brain freeze pain if you will. I was debating whether to create a new blog for the remodel or just do it as part of this blog. We’ll see.
Okay, enough of my sorry-ass excuses for not posting anything this past week. Here’s today’s topic. Recently, the Mister picked up some Bubba Burgers at Albertson’s for us to try. We’ve heard good things about these and thought, why not? How would you know if you don’t try, right?
The Mister picked up the Original Bubba Burgers but you can get them in other variations (reduced fat??, angus, sweet onion, jalapeno, Texas shaped 1/2 lb patties, all natural, gourmet bites). The patties are interestingly shaped. For some reason, the shape reminded me of the outline of a buffalo. I don’t know why, it just did!
Bubba Originals claim each patty is 1/3-lb of juicy, 100% ground USDA choice chuck that doesn’t need more than 10 minutes to cook. The instructions says not to defrost the patties and put them frozen directly onto the grill or pan. They say it’s because the patties would fall apart if they were defrosted. We grilled them up on the gas grill about 4 minutes on each side, shooting for a medium-rare center. They did shrink a bit and I think we got the cooking time just right.
We topped off each burger with a deli slice of Tillamook medium cheddar cheese (couldn’t find sharp cheddar).
Here’s a cross section of the cheese burger (tomato, ketchup, mustard, lettuce). As an after thought, we forgot the pickles on the side (boo).
Although I wouldn’t go as far to agree with Bubba’s claim that this would be the best burger I’ve ever eaten, but it was pretty tasty and the meat was tender. Could have used a little salt and pepper on it for my taste. Certainly can’t beat the convenience of it. As a matter of fact, Bubba burgers are going to be a freezer staple during the remodel!
Hope y’all have a wondeful weekend! It’s going to be another hot one in San Diego!