Last month I posted my review of Johnsonville’s Bacon and Cheddar Grillers. In that post I mentioned that I had another flavor to sample, so that’s what today’s review will be about. Even though the products are very similar, only the flavors differ, I decided to do a little extra for this review. So please read on for our review of Johnsonville’s Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Grillers.
If you’ll think back to the previous “Grillers” article I spoke about how the flavors were inside of the burger, and that because of this you could add additional toppings that would not be practical otherwise. Well whenever I have a mushroom and swiss burger, I always add bacon. So I decided to fry up some thick cut bacon to have with these burgers. I’m also a fan of using BBQ sauce as a condiment on burgers of this type so I decided to do that as well.
The prep for these burgers was basically identical to the previous review with one addition. I placed a cast iron skillet on my Weber Q100 while the grill was heating up. After everything was hot I backed the heat down to about medium and started cooking everything. I found that with the heat at this temp I was about to do about 2 batches of bacon in the time that it took to cook the frozen patties. As with any ground meat product you want to make sure that you cook them long enough to reach a safe internal temperature. Since the box states that these need to go to 160°F I made sure to follow those directions. ( I accidentally took these a little further than they needed to be but better safe than sorry.)
For serving purposes I made burgers by smearing some sesame seed buns with a little KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce, added 2 slices of the bacon to each, and then the patties. I also kept one pattie by itself so I could see what the product tasted like by itself. The burgers were delicious, and on the plain pattie I could definitely taste the mushroom flavor, which was a pleasant surprise, and the swiss cheese was spread throughout. All in all the Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Grillers are another quality offering from Johnsonville.
I would definitely declare these “Tailgate Approved.” In fact I think I liked these even better than the bacon and cheddar version. Johnsonville Swiss Cheese and Mushroom Grillers come in boxes of six patties, and should be available at your local supermarket. To learn more about Johnsonville products you can visit their website at www.johnsonville.com. They also have a pretty active social media presence on Twitter @JvilleGrilling and on Facebook.