Posts Tagged ‘Private Selection’
I picked these up on a whim today, some ‘extras’ to throw on the grill for the 4th. 6 1/3 pound patties for about $6. “Angus”, but not “certified Angus”, and off the bat, I am a little concerned that the meat is not single country sourced, or if it is, the labeling on that isn’t clear, it says product of US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and Mexico.”
Grilling instructions parallel most frozen patties, place on grill while still frozen, wait for blood to come through the topside of the patty, flip once until done to your personal preference.
Private Selection is a house brand of Fred Meyer, part of Kroger, so you are likely to find this product at their other outlets, QFC, Ralphs, Dillons, Food 4 Less, and others.
You know, I was thinking, cooking these, that I have never met a frozen burger patty that I have liked. To me, there is a certain flavor associated with frozen meat that I don’t personally care for. I expect that flavor, and even an “off” texture to be there, automatically.
Boy, was I surprised with this product. Texture and flavor were superb, equal or in excess of any regular ground beef I would purchase and make patties on my own. When I say “regular” I’m talking about store-brand packaging of 80/20 or 70/30 ground beef.
I liked these. And so did Mrs. Burgerdogboy who doesn’t eat hamburgers, except for on the 4th of July.
I’m even tempted to try other brands now. But they will compete in my freezer with Private Selection. I’m going to keep these on hand from now on.