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mafibisha
05-22-2008, 01:11 PM
Ok, we always buy fresh ground round for cook outs.

However my MIL is having a HUGE barbeque (with lots of other goodies) and wants to have burgers available too.

She asked me to find out from all my friends - so of course I'm asking you guys! - the brand of the best, boxed (frozen?) burgers available in large quantities? We don't have a membership to sams or costco, tho.

Help please! TIA!

:hug:

Illuminations_Rocks
05-22-2008, 01:15 PM
Best ones I've had were the Laura's lean ground beef burgers. They are not inexpensive (I pay 9.49 for 8), and are 1/4 lb each. They have so little fat, though, that they really don't shrink! Oh.. and the box recommends you to cook them from frozen for 3-4 min each side, but DF and I have found that, at least for us, this is not enough time unless you want a raw burger.

I've also had the Bubba burgers, they're not bad but not anything great.

BTW no one should ever waste their money on the "mickey" burgers, despite how cute you think they are (read: I did, and well... they weren't good, they were really small, and they were quite awkwardly shaped to eat on a bun!).

bb1955
05-22-2008, 01:17 PM
I like the Bubba burgers...the cheapest I've seen is at Target. 6 for 7.99

ceecee
05-22-2008, 01:17 PM
I like Omaha Steak burgers, but you don't have time for this weekend to order them. My sister got some last year at GFS or Gordon's (kind of like Sam's without a membership) and they were good. Check them out if you have one.

maryisme
05-22-2008, 01:24 PM
I like Bubba's.

sunshine1178
05-22-2008, 01:28 PM
My vote is for the Bubba Burgers with onion in them. The plain are a little dry, IMO.

jesseiann
05-22-2008, 01:36 PM
I like Bubba burger too. Our Target had them on clearance last night. I think it was around $8.00 for 12 of them.

Donnask8pro
05-22-2008, 01:39 PM
totally Bubba's

mafibisha
05-22-2008, 01:58 PM
Thanks guys, I'll look for Bubbas!

Any other ideas anyone?

LUV4EEYORE
05-22-2008, 02:33 PM
Our Aldis and I assume all of them have frozen jalapeno and cheddar burgers that are AWESOME. I am unsure of the brand but I think the box is black.

lowie
05-22-2008, 02:34 PM
no other ideas, we also like bubba burgers. we don't like the onion ones though as a PP mentioned, they repeat ALL night.

pnutmnm
05-22-2008, 02:35 PM
I second the vote for the cheddar burgers from Aldi.

BellePrincessBelle
05-22-2008, 02:38 PM
Aldi's burgers are suprisingly good but my vote is for Philly Gourmet.

mrsklamc
05-22-2008, 03:01 PM
Another vote for Bubbas.

GaSleepingBeautyFan
05-22-2008, 03:10 PM
My vote is for the Bubba Burgers with onion in them. The plain are a little dry, IMO.


These are our favorite too!:goodvibes

Kycha
05-22-2008, 03:36 PM
Check with the butcher at your local grocery store. Our store makes their own patties and freezes them in bulk. They have different sizes too. Either 5 patties per pound or 4 patties per pound. Then they sell them in 5, 10 or 20 pound packages.

mafibisha
05-22-2008, 03:40 PM
I second the vote for the cheddar burgers from Aldi.

Do you know how many are in a pack, and the approx price?

Thanks for all the replies everyone.

kmvand1
05-22-2008, 04:01 PM
These aren't really in a box - so to speak, but a plastic bag. Kirkland brand at Costco frozen burgers are the best!!!!

natenapril
05-22-2008, 04:05 PM
We like Bubbas too.

grumpy28
05-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Does anyone know the nutritional info on Bubbas? Calories and Fat?? TIA :goodvibes

Cindy B
05-22-2008, 04:28 PM
I don't like Bubba's. I find them fatty and well too greasy for me.

mrsklamc
05-22-2008, 04:32 PM
We like the angus Bubba burgers best, but this is the original cause it's what we have :)

1 1/3 lb burger patty:
(uncooked, which seems kinda useless...)

420 calories, 320 calories from fat.

35 g total fat
15 g saturated fat
1.5 g trans fat

110 mg cholesterol
85 mgsalt

25 g protein

DVC Sadie
05-22-2008, 04:36 PM
We like the angus Bubba burgers best, but this is the original cause it's what we have :)

1 1/3 lb burger patty:
(uncooked, which seems kinda useless...)

420 calories, 320 calories from fat.

35 g total fat
15 g saturated fat
1.5 g trans fat

110 mg cholesterol
85 mgsalt

25 g protein

Now I know why I don't like to look at nutritional values prior to going to a cook out. Grood grief, they may as well call it, "Heart Attack" waiting to happen. lol

grumpy28
05-22-2008, 05:13 PM
We like the angus Bubba burgers best, but this is the original cause it's what we have :)

1 1/3 lb burger patty:
(uncooked, which seems kinda useless...)

420 calories, 320 calories from fat.

35 g total fat
15 g saturated fat
1.5 g trans fat

110 mg cholesterol
85 mgsalt

25 g protein


Thanks so much for posting the info! :) :hug:

Where'sPiglet?
05-22-2008, 05:18 PM
To make those frozen hamburger patties taste better, sprinkle some Mrs. Dash onto each side as you grill them. The flavor will cook into the meat and add a little zest to an otherwise bland burger.

I don't know what brand to recommend. We used to eat only Topps frozen burgers, but they had e. coli and went out of business. Kirkland are the only ones I've found that I like so far. I also don't have a Costco membership but I do have friends who do, so I go with them to get stuff.

mafibisha
05-24-2008, 07:06 PM
Ok, so I bought two boxes of Bubbas to try. DH is balking (he does the grilling for us and MIL) since it says to grill them frozen and he's only cooked fresh burgers. I have to admit that I too, was a bit surprised to read that.

So for those of you familar with them, please share some ideas!?

iNTeNSeBLue98
05-24-2008, 07:12 PM
Surprisingly, I like the Wal-mart Great Value brand of frozen beef patties. They come in a resealable bag of 12 patties, in 75/25, 80/20, 85/15. They were about $7-$8 per package.

We also like the Philly Gourmet hamburger patties. The ones in the black box or the red box.

jacksmom
05-24-2008, 07:32 PM
Bubbas!:rotfl:

mafibisha
05-24-2008, 08:19 PM
Ok, so I bought two boxes of Bubbas to try. DH is balking (he does the grilling for us and MIL) since it says to grill them frozen and he's only cooked fresh burgers. I have to admit that I too, was a bit surprised to read that.

So for those of you familar with them, please share some ideas!?


Sooo .... anyone? Anyone that loves bubbas?

Katlyn
05-24-2008, 08:38 PM
Ok, so I bought two boxes of Bubbas to try. DH is balking (he does the grilling for us and MIL) since it says to grill them frozen and he's only cooked fresh burgers. I have to admit that I too, was a bit surprised to read that.

So for those of you familar with them, please share some ideas!?

Bubba Burgers are delicious. Hubby just seasons them with salt and pepper or maybe garlic salt at times. They taste homemade to me. We also like Krogers brand (Ground Chuck Patties) that comes in a plastic bag We like Bubbas the best but the price has really gone up in the last few years.

Shagley
05-24-2008, 08:46 PM
Where do you get the Bubba's brand? Does anyone know if Sam's carrys them?

Katlyn
05-24-2008, 09:06 PM
Where do you get the Bubba's brand? Does anyone know if Sam's carrys them?

I don't know about Sam's but Wal Mart and Kroger carry them in our area

iNTeNSeBLue98
05-25-2008, 06:38 AM
Ok, so I bought two boxes of Bubbas to try. DH is balking (he does the grilling for us and MIL) since it says to grill them frozen and he's only cooked fresh burgers. I have to admit that I too, was a bit surprised to read that.

So for those of you familar with them, please share some ideas!?

Place the frozen burger on the heated grill. Since you're used to grilling fresh, the cooking timing may be a little longer, depending on how big you make your own. I don't time my cooking, but turn them over when there is a lot of red liquid on top and the edges are browning. I consider them done when no more red bubbles out when I press down on the burger with a spatula.

jckdisneybound
05-25-2008, 07:14 AM
If I'm correct it tells you right on the box I want to say 5-7 minutes/side. Don't press down and don't keep flipping over.

hmdavid
05-25-2008, 09:22 AM
I like Bubba's.
I agree... love the vidalia onion ones!

mtblujeans
05-25-2008, 10:07 AM
In future, I believe non-members can still shop at Costco...you just pay a higher price. You might want to call your local Costco and ask about this. They may give you a day pass and you pay a small percentage more for the items. :confused3

dcfromva
05-25-2008, 03:41 PM
We use Bubba burgers for tailgating as they are very convenient to cook. I prefer the low fat Bubba burgers. We have to clean our portable grill after we are done cooking before stowing it for travel. There is still lots of grease with the low fat burgers, but not as much as with the regular burgers.
We cook them when they are still frozen according to the directions on the box. (There have pretty good directions).

Grumpy'sWife4Ever
05-25-2008, 05:28 PM
If you can find a friend with a Costco card, I would highly recommend the Kirkland brand, they are larger patties, bigger packages, and for a great price. We got spoiled grilling them, then ran out (we live 90 minutes from Costco so we can't easily restock) and bought some from the local grocery - they were horrible! We learned our lesson and stocked up on our last Costco trip.....Hopefully we'll make it all summer without running out! :cool2:

chocovrdmicears
05-25-2008, 06:03 PM
Just got back from Target...They have BUBBA's on clearance. :goodvibes

HamTown
05-25-2008, 07:11 PM
We used Bubba's Angus burgers for our cookout yesterday. They are pretty good. They do make a mess of the grill though, or maybe it's just my DH.

We bought the NASCAR rally's burgers last year. They were surprisingly tasty and came with a bottle of seasoning mix in the package. We used the left over seasoning on the Bubba's yesterday, maybe that's why they tasted so good!

FYI, I find it's easier for DH to cook the frozen patties than the fresh ones. He has a tendency to press the heck out of fresh patties and they get dried out.

62tall
05-26-2008, 10:41 AM
I like Sam's 80/20. We swipe a little Dales on them and they always get rave reviews.

disneywithfive
05-26-2008, 12:47 PM
I agree... love the vidalia onion ones!

These are the best!!!!

Goofy22
05-26-2008, 12:59 PM
Does anyone know the nutritional info on Bubbas? Calories and Fat?? TIA :goodvibes

Bubbas offers either a fat free or low fat burger also! Bubbas boxes are all different colors depending on what kind you get!

Goofy22
05-26-2008, 01:01 PM
In future, I believe non-members can still shop at Costco...you just pay a higher price. You might want to call your local Costco and ask about this. They may give you a day pass and you pay a small percentage more for the items. :confused3

Can't you get a one day courtesy pass at cotsco like you can at bj's???????

bb1955
05-26-2008, 01:03 PM
I've tried in several Costcoes and they say there's no more "day" passes

Goofy22
05-26-2008, 01:36 PM
[QUOTE=Goofy22]Bubbas offers either a fat free or low fat burger also! Bubbas boxes are all different colors depending on what kind you get! walmart also sells burgers in a bag there are 12 ea they are apprx $6.98 and the ba says great value they are pretty good burgers they are 75/25 330 calories.

grumpy28
05-26-2008, 01:54 PM
[QUOTE=Goofy22]Bubbas offers either a fat free or low fat burger also! Bubbas boxes are all different colors depending on what kind you get! walmart also sells burgers in a bag there are 12 ea they are apprx $6.98 and the ba says great value they are pretty good burgers they are 75/25 330 calories.

Thanks for this info! :yay: :hug:

java
05-26-2008, 01:58 PM
Bubba's onion ones!!:thumbsup2
Great frozen right on the grill- done in about 8 minutes. YUMMY!(oh and that's for med. rare the only way to eat a burger- although most would say it is the unsafe way to eat them.)

CTdiznymom
05-26-2008, 02:11 PM
This board always has such great advise, so we went with the BUBBA burgers! They were quite tastey. I bought the original flavor, and cooked them about 4-5 min. per side since DH & kids prefer not to see pink. Won't hesitate to buy them again. (I got them at Stop & Shop for $6.98/box of 6 not sure if that was a good price, but I wasn't going to use the gas driving anywhere else!)

Kycha
05-26-2008, 02:18 PM
I've tried in several Costcoes and they say there's no more "day" passes
They don't give out day passes at our costco either. And I will never get a membership there because of that. I don't want to waste my money on a membership if I'm not interested in any of the products that they carry. Their loss, I guess.

kapeman
05-26-2008, 02:49 PM
Big Bubba's fan here. We just tried the Costco brand and they were quite tasty as well.

Next time try adding garlic salt and chili powder (liberally) before cooking.

You won't be disappointed!

mtblujeans
05-26-2008, 03:03 PM
I've tried in several Costcoes and they say there's no more "day" passesI wasn't sure if they still allowed a one day visit or not. Thanks for the info...:goodvibes

DVC Sadie
05-26-2008, 03:05 PM
Check with the butcher at your local grocery store. Our store makes their own patties and freezes them in bulk. They have different sizes too. Either 5 patties per pound or 4 patties per pound. Then they sell them in 5, 10 or 20 pound packages.

I am glad that I am not the only person who goes to the butcher and gets great burgers, without all of the fat. The price difference was only 10 cents a pound but the burgers were close to 1/2 the size after cooking.

sticker231
05-26-2008, 03:22 PM
They don't give out day passes at our costco either. And I will never get a membership there because of that. I don't want to waste my money on a membership if I'm not interested in any of the products that they carry. Their loss, I guess.

Costco membership is fully refundable if you are not happy. They will give you a refund 1 day or 364 days into your membership.

Kycha
05-26-2008, 03:34 PM
Costco membership is fully refundable if you are not happy. They will give you a refund 1 day or 364 days into your membership.
Well, I guess they weren't interested in my membership because they never mentioned that.

2bearsmom
05-26-2008, 06:19 PM
We only buy Coleman Natural brand. No antibiotics, added hormones or preservatives and vegetarian fed. They are 1/3 lb patties, 6 in a box for $8.99. We've been using these for about a year now and wont buy anything else. They are frozen and you do cook them frozen, about 12-15min total. Here is the nutrional value on these:
calories 380
calories from fat 270
total fat 30g
sat fat 12g
trans fat 2g
cholesterol 105mg
sodium 100mg
protein 26g
iron 15%

Coleman Natural also makes bacon, bison, lamb, chicken, sausage and hot dogs. We only buy their hot dogs and bacon too. The bacon is very minimally processed, cured with celery juice, contains no nitrates or nitrites.

nancijin
05-26-2008, 09:02 PM
bubba burgers too

Adi12982
05-26-2008, 09:36 PM
Well, I guess they weren't interested in my membership because they never mentioned that.

There tend to be a large sign in the store's that say that if at anytime you are unhappy with your membership they will gladly refund it. . . maybe that is why they didn't think to tell you???

Here's a link to the policy: http://www.costco.com/Service/FeaturePageLeftNav.aspx?ProductNo=11204333 HTH!!

mafibisha
06-02-2008, 04:02 PM
To everyone who suggested Bubbas, THANK YOU!

My MIL, my mom - actualy all of us were thrilled with them!

Delish and easy to grill, said DH, who was the main chef :)

Many thanks everyone, you're always so helpful and I am GRATEFUL!!

:love:

CrazedDisFan
06-02-2008, 06:11 PM
In the future if you need a lot of burgers, Gordon Food Service carries 48 Pub Burgers. They are $50, but are delicious. They are precooked and you put them on the grill frozen to heat them through.

We needed 400 burgers for a school event and bought these out of desperation. Parents and kids alike raved. We bought a box to split with our neighbors for when we needed a quick dinner poolside.

They are called Pub Burgers and our GFS stocks them in the store. You can also regularly find a $5/$50 coupon in the Sunday paper for GFS.

wdwfan1
06-02-2008, 07:05 PM
Another vote for Bubba Burgers. Yummy!