“ Brand: Asda / Type: Meat „
I love the humble beefburger and so when i saw a packet of 12 of them in a huge box from Asda for £2.00 I decided that they were probably greasy, thin things which I actually love in a butty or in a bun or something so decided they were worth a try!
Bright green square box with a picture of the burgers on the front of it and I am told that they are Asda 12 Beef Burgers 'BBQ from frozen' and that they contain no artificial flavours, colours or preservatives. On the back of the box other information listed includes ingredients, allergy advice and storage details (these are freezable by the way), the weight is stated (which is 612g), there is a full nutritional chart shown and cooking instructions are given and of course being an Asda product the details for Asda are stated. Nice enough informative packaging this is and inside you get two see-through plastic packets that hold 6 burgers in each so you don't have to defrost the lot if you don't want to!
Well in appearance the burgers are very thin (3 of them make 1 regular good quality burger I'm used to!) and they are round and a light brown colour with a sort of onion and beef smell and they are quite wide.
To cook them we are given advice on the back of the box which is to grill them or to BBQ them though I have (off my own back) fried them too.
Because they are not thick they cook very quickly indeed taking on a light golden colour and they exude grease big time and curl up and shrink rather alot!
However when cooked they are a little greasy still but in a nice beefburger way really. I wont con you that they exude quality and they are rather economy in every way but they taste nice enough and I've never found any gristle or fat within them.
These are made from 80% beef and are seasoned with salt and contain smoke flavouring, onion, rusk and soya protein (as well as a couple of other things). They do have a taste of the onion though you can't see it and you can't detect bits of it within the burgers. They are unsweetened but nicely seasoned and like I say I can't say that they are amazing quality but tarted up with some fried onions and ketchup (or whatever) they are pleasant enough...providing you don't expect excellent quality, proper meat cos this is all very well blended!
Not bad, not great but they do the trick!
Nutritional Information per Grilled (41g) Burger:
of which sugars: 1.6g
of which saturates: 2.3g
equivalent as salt: 0.5g
These are only available in Asda stores costing £2.00 a box.
It seems like the right time to be reviewing some BBQ items, and this is one which I have recently purchased and eaten at my BBQ (5/6/10).
Although I do prefer to either make my own burgers (very simple - you control what goes in them and it is easy to make different variations for all tastes, I recommend buying a burger press) or to buy fresh ones, as we had so many people coming to the BBQ It was convenient to buy large packets of frozen burgers in this instance.
I found that like most burgers of this type (frozen/inexpensive) there was quite a lot of shrinkage, luckily they were to be placed on ASDA 24pk of buns which too were small so together they did make a good match.
I bought the ones sold in packs of 8 as these were £1 per box or 4 boxes for £3 so needless to say they do offer fantastic value for money when feeding a large group of people. Interestingly a pack of 12 were being sold for £2 so stay clear of this.
These were a classic burger taste with lots of onion flavour. I defiantly could taste the onion which was probably there to bulk out the meat.
---To buy or not to buy---
Yes do buy these if you are looking for a frozen burger to feed lots of people, they compare very well to other frozen burgers on the market and the price is good. If you are comparing these to fresh or home-made burgers then no they do not stand up to that level of meaty-full-flavour-taste. I was happy to buy these this time because of the number of people coming to this particular BBQ and because I was making a lot of other food and did not expect these to be the main feature of the BBQ.
8 pack: 4 FOR £3.00 - Valid until: 15/06/2010
---Make it special---
Try adding interest to these burgers buy letting people make their favourite burger. Adding cheese, lettuce and a tomato will bring these to life. I also love gherkins so these were on offer too. It was easy to make something tasty out of these cheap frozen burgers.
---Lets take a look at the ingredients---
Beef (79%), Onion (9%), Rusk (Wheat Flour, Salt, Raising Agent (Ammonium Carbonate)), Water, Beef Fat, Soya Protein Isolate (Preservative (Sulphur Dioxide)), Seasoning (Salt, Spices , Herbs, Natural Spices Extract).
No Colours or Flavourings.
Contains Gluten, Wheat, Wheat Flour, Soya , Soya Protein & Sulphur Dioxide
May contain Nuts & Seeds
---Nutrition per burger---
of which sugars_____0.1 g
of which saturates__3.6 g
Make sure you drain the burgers on some kitchen towel to take off the excess fat as this will make your burger bun greasy if not removed.
We ended up getting these on saturday night from Asda. I wouldn;t say they would have been our first choice, but these were the only ones that were left. All the fresh and frozen ones were sold out due to it being such a nice day, so we just got a pack of these.
These are frozen and cost £2 for the 12 Burgers. I wasn't expecting these to be large or thick, and when I opened the box I see how thin they were. When cooking on the bbq the wife said she was going to cook 4 of these for the 2 of us to have on 2 Rolls. I thought we didn't need all that, but they shrunk quite a bit when cooked. When they were on the Rolls they went on side by side and only overlapped ever so slightly. They were pretty thin, but you could taste them ok on the roll.
These tasted nice and Meaty. They didn't really taste seasoned, but you could do that yourself, and there wasn't any Onion taste to these either, but they were nice enough for what they were and the price was ok as well.
The Meat seemed tender enough, not chewy or tough.
We would get these again but there is nicer Burgers out there that I would probably like more.
We had some of these Asda Beef Burgers the other night for tea, it was my turn to cook so I did burgers in buns with potato wedges and these was the only burgers in the freezer. The ones I used actually came in a box of 8 but they're still the same burgers just a different sized pack.
They were £1.00 a box and the burgers look an alright size for that, just the same as Birds Eye burgers only they had a paler colour before they was cooked. I grilled our burgers and they didn't shrink down much, you do get a bit of shrinking but that's the same as any of these supermarket burgers. Shedloads of fat come out of the burgers when they was cooking and they still looked mega greasy even after I'd put them on kitchen roll for a minute before I put them on the buns.
They've got a nice flavour though, the burgers are dead meaty and you can taste the beef in them. They've got quite a strong onion flavour and that makes them taste like the wicked burgers they do down at the Villa ground.... even though these are a quarter of the price! The burgers cook good and the middle was done even though the top wasn't cremated, these are loads easier to get right than Tesco own brand burgers because for me they always look done perfect but then you bite into the burger and it's still pink inside......
These burgers went wicked for our dinner. The meaty flavour was delish and went nice with the cheese slices and coleslaw that most of us added to our buns. I'd used brown buns for a change and the burger held it's own with the flavour even though the buns had got quite a strong flavour. I reckon sometimes you'd want 2 of these burgers in a bun because they are quite small, no smaller than Birds Eye burgers though even though these aren't QUITE as nice tasting as them. They're loads cheaper though and still taste wicked!
Recommended...... cheap burgers that taste wicked and are perfect with a cheese slice and burger bun, even a brown one!!!