Johnsonville Grillers Product Review
There was a time once when I had time to make my own patties. Once and a while I still do. It's part of the grilling process. However there are days like yesterday when I've got to be a million places and it's nice to just throw a pre-made patty on the grill. I saw the Johnsonville Grillers on sale at the grocery store and picked it up to try. Here's what I thought.
I chose the bacon and cheddar grillers made with premium cuts of pork. This is an important note. THIS IS NOT A HAMBURGER. It's a pork patty, basically a sausage patty. The package came with 6 1/3 lb patties and was priced at $9.99.
It's a pretty thick burger, and they don't shrink when they cook like hamburgers do. In fact, they plump up, making one griller plenty filling.
(I took a picture before we at the last ones... Almost forgot!)
So so far we've got a couple of positives: Big, plump up, not a bad price.
Now here's where I'm on the fence. It tastes like a great bratwurst. Really, it's a good brat. But psychologically something is wrong with it being on a hamburger bun and on a patty. For me at least, I struggle with it. It's like I'm expecting to taste a juicy bacon cheese hamburger, but instead I'm getting a bratwurst taste. It's not a big deal, and we did enjoy them. I guess I wish that they would do these special bacon & cheese combos in their regular bratwursts and let us try it in a hot dog bun.