Happy July Tailgaters! Just checking in with a product review of Johnsonville’s newest Grillers offering the Steakhouse Onion. If you’ve been following us for a while you’ll know that we’ve reviewed several of the Grillers products over the years. If you haven’t seen those you can read them here and here.
To review the Steakhouse Onion Grillers I strayed from the grilling method instead using a skillet indoors. They cooked up well, and the outside developed a nice crust. Be sure to follow the directions closely, especially if you’re starting from frozen. Any time you attempt to grill something from frozen you run the risk of overcooking the outside before the inside is done, and since these are uncooked ground meat products you really should take them to 160-165 degrees internal temp.
Before I tell you what I think of them I feel like I should take an opportunity to address something I feel is very important. The Grillers products are not beef hamburger patties. Outside of the shape they really bear no similarity to a beef hamburger. They have a different texture, and as well as a different taste. It’s because they are made from a different meat, and a different grind. Why am I telling you this? Because it is a noticeable difference, and for some I would bet that it would not suit their tastes. Only you can know for sure what your preference is, but if you have ever had a sausage pattie as part of a sandwich you will probably know which side you’ll end up on. If you view other reviews of these products, even those on Johnsonville’s homepage, you’ll see comments from those who love these products, and those who do not.
That being said, I feel that this is the best offering of the Grillers line. That onion flavor is very much there, and it is very pleasing. The make up of the patties leads to a wonderfully juicy and satisfying bite. In fact for taste testing I had just the pattie and some spicy mustard on a bun, I was perfectly content with this. To me they were very good, and for sure “Tailgating Approved.” Some of you probably won’t like them for reasons listed above, but hopefully with this review you’ll know whether you money is best spent on a pack of Johnsonville brats, or something from the Grillers line.
To find out more about Steakhouse Onion Grillers, or any Johnsonville product please visit their site at http://www.johnsonville.com/home.html. Plus as of today you can sign up for the Johnsonville Enthusiast Club and get a pretty nice coupon to apply towards a package of Steakhouse Onion Grillers.