“What do you want for dinner tonight?” is a typical Saturday question at my house. I meal-plan carefully all through the week, but on weekends, we play it loosey goosey and eat according to our whims.
My kids wanted to grill something, which I’m always on board with, so we went to Brookshire’s to see what tempted our taste buds.
My younger son spotted them first: premade Angus Ground Chuck Patties in the meat section.
“Hey, look at these,” he said. “They’ve already done the work for you, and they’re already nice and flat.”
“Nice and flat” is a bit of a bone of contention with my homemade burgers, apparently. No matter what I do (poking a hole with my finger in the center of the patty, pressing them AFTER they’ve finished cooking), my burgers tend to take on a bit of a bulbous shape in the center. The boys prefer them flat.
These burgers did look good. They were an 80/20 mix of lean to fat, which is great for a burger in my opinion. You don’t want them too lean where all the good flavor is gone, and too much fat is also a cause of the burger bulge as you grill them. Plus, these were a great deal by weight, and as my son pointed out, they already did the work of shaping them for me. (No one likes the feel of ground beef on their hands, do they?)
We brought them home, and I grilled them over a medium-high flame until they were medium. They stayed perfectly flat, much to the boys’ delight, and they had great flavor, much to mine.
We’ll definitely be buying these agains for the wonderful, beefy taste and the definite ease of preparation.