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Best frozen grocery-store burger in Toronto?

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CuriousCat Jun 15, 2011 08:44 AM

I know, I know. Frozen pre-fab burgers are probably the bane of all good summertime BBQs. But if you absolutely must, which brand of frozen grocery-store burger is the tastiest? Bonus marks for good grocery-store hotdogs / sausages. Thanks!

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    jmarcroyal RE: CuriousCat Jun 15, 2011 12:21 PM

    Theres one burger I used to get, I forget which brand unfortunately but it was a Sirloin Mushroom burger, possibly PC, but I think whatever brand it was I got it from Metro. I found them to be pretty tasty.

    As for Hot Dogs, I recommend Angus dogs, again, I forget the brand, but they are nice and plump and juicy and taste great. I think they are made by Maple Leaf, but i could be wrong. To be honest, I like to boil those dogs, I find they plump up nicely and they taste so good!

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    Maple Leaf Restaurant
    1076 Cardiff Blvd, Mississauga, ON L5S1P3, CA

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      terrycar RE: CuriousCat Jun 15, 2011 12:32 PM

      Hang on, let me get my flak jacket and helmet on. Okay, tried the Licks homeburgers recently and those were pretty good. Have also had the PC ones in the past & would recommend the prime rib burgers too.

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        greekyptianguy RE: terrycar Jun 15, 2011 12:34 PM

        Sobeys has some pretty decent ones in my opinion. I especially liked the Mequite Sirloin ones. My friends enjoyed their peppercorn ones too

      2. lyndak RE: CuriousCat Jun 15, 2011 01:20 PM

        If you are ever in the northern part of the city Sue's Market has some great frozen burgers, in fact they're the best frozen burget I've ever tasted.

        McEwans made a homemade hot dog last summer that was awesome also. I haven't been to McEwans since last summer so I hope they still have them.

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          chuang RE: CuriousCat Jun 15, 2011 06:38 PM

          For hot dogs, the only ones I don't feel guilty giving my kids are the Life Choices ones-no nitrates, all beef, no fillers, soy and gluten free for those who need it, and they actually taste good! The only thing is, of course, they are more expensive than regular dogs, and they don't carry them in every grocery store. But well worth searching out, IMO. If you can find them at Loblaws or Superstore or Metro, go to the lifechoicesfoods.com site first and print off the $1 off coupon - good for any of their products! (also really love their meatballs, fish fillets, pierogies)

          1. Midknight RE: CuriousCat Jun 17, 2011 09:41 AM

            I find the PC prime rib burgers to be an excellent product. 8 burgers for $10, occasionally on special for $8.
            MUCH better than the regular pc burger. Those get as dry as a piece of leather.

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              Snarf RE: CuriousCat Jun 17, 2011 10:44 AM

              Summerhill Market does an amazing selection of store made burgers, different meats, spice levels, and chorizo. Usually available fresh and frozen. Now available at the north store, which used to be Sherwood Market. They do sell them cooked at their bbq with many amazing condiments (including bacon, mushrooms, cheeses) for 4$ per at the Summerhill store from noon to 2 most days.

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              Sherwood Market
              1054 Mt Pleasant Rd, Toronto, ON M4P, CA

              Summerhill Market
              446 Summerhill Ave, Toronto, ON M4W, CA

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                ManAbout RE: CuriousCat Jun 17, 2011 06:51 PM

                Do they have to be frozen? If you are not too fussed about price, the pre-made burgers at Wholefoods Market in Yorkville are probably as good as you are going to get. I have tried a variation of their beef as well as chicken burgers and they were both good. I think the beef burger was Southwest, and it actually had hot sauce in the center.

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                  CuriousCat RE: CuriousCat Jun 19, 2011 11:45 AM

                  Thanks everyone! Ended up getting the PC Prime Rib burgers this time, they were really good! Moist and flavourful. Look forward to trying the other suggestions as well!

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                    PoppiYYZ RE: CuriousCat Jun 20, 2011 08:43 AM

                    I've tried them but found them way too salty. 562 mg sodium per 1/3 lb burger. Yikes.

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                      CuriousCat RE: PoppiYYZ Jun 21, 2011 06:22 AM

                      Ha! That could explain why I liked 'em... I'm a total salt fiend. Good to know!

                  2. dannyboy RE: CuriousCat Jun 20, 2011 09:41 AM

                    Gasparro's burgers at Gasparrao's meat market on bloor near ossington, best ever

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                      peppermint pate RE: CuriousCat Jun 21, 2011 07:11 AM

                      I was at a kids' party recently and they were bbq'ing PC angus sliders with the slider buns from Loblaws. They were surprisingly decent - and perfectly sized for little kids (well, those kids that ventured beyond hot dogs anyway).

                      1. ParsleySage RE: CuriousCat Jun 21, 2011 09:10 AM

                        Brown Brothers Meats in SLM make their own chicken/beef/veal burgers I believe you can buy them fresh or frozen.

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