Happy Wednesday, Noshers! Did you have a nice 4th of July weekend? I stayed in the city, and I loved that it was super quiet! The heat is a little sweltering, but I’m sure I’ll be nostalgic for it next January.
Today I’m excited to share a new discovery in one of my favorite food categories – stuffed foods. Before you snicker, think for a second – ravioli? Mmm. Dumplings? Yes, please. Cannoli? Get in mah’ belly. Stuffing? Well, the answer’s in the question for that one, isn’t it. So when Whole Foods recently debuted its stuffed burgers, I was keen to get my hot little hands on them. My lovely Whole Foods peeps were kind enough to provide a few for my sampling pleasure – thanks, Whole Foods!
Whole Foods currently offers eight varieties of stuffed burgers, and for some of them (such as the Cubano) you can see how stuffed they are:
The frequency with which I post photos of raw meet is low; however, I just had to share the lovely pre-cooked Cubano patty above.
The burgers are made fresh, in-house, every day and feature a variety of meats in case beef isn’t your thing:
- The Guadalajara – Ground turkey with pimento cheese spread
- The Frenchie – Ground beef with fondue mix and crispy onions
- The Memphis – Ground beef with smoked gouda, crispy onions, and Dinosaur BBQ sauce
- Four Cheese – Ground beef with gruyere, brie, fresh mozzarella, and asiago cheeses
- The Reuben – Ground beef with bacon, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, brown mustard, and Emmentaler cheese
- The Matador – Ground pork with dried chorizo, manchego cheese, and pimento-stuffed green olives
- The Sassy Texan – Ground pork with pickled jalapeno, Dinosaur BBQ sauce, bacon, crispy onions, and pepper jack cheese
- The Cubano – Ground pork with black forest ham, pickles, roasted garlic, yellow mustard, and Emmentaler cheese
I’m steadily making my way through all of them (slowly – all in moderation, Noshers, right?), and one of my highlights thus far has been the Guadalajara (first photo) with the overload of pimento cheese spread straining the seams on a sweet and soft King’s Hawaiian bun. I added some onions on top for a truly fragrant experience, ha! Yumm.
Also, can we also talk about how one of them is called The Sassy Texan? That’s awesome. No one ever calls me the Sassy New Yorker, why is that?
Whole Foods’ stuffed burgers sell in market at $5.99/pound, which means you can get a pret-ty genorous burger for about $4.50 (yes, they are huge!). Buy a variety for a summer barbecue and your guests can take their pick.
Which of the eight varieties would you most like to try?