Philly Gourmet Burgers Review

Philly Gourmet Burgers Review

Our Philly Gourmet Burgers review is specifically written about the 100% beef patties. When found on sale these are a very affordable frozen burger option, but are they worth it? We prefer fresh ground beef for our burgers but we also know sometimes that is not an option. So on occasion frozen beef patties are easier so we typically have a box in our freezer at any given time.

The package:

We begin our Philly Gourmet Burgers Review with the package:

The package is typical of most frozen hamburger patties with a picture that is nothing like the actual product.  Unless you pack 3 patties together your burger will not look like the image on the box. The ingredient listed are just Beef, this is good.  Do not follow the grilling instructions on the package, unless you want hockey pucks. Learn how to grill frozen burgers here.

The Philly Gourmet Burgers are your prototypical frozen burger patties. This means that they will unload a lot of grease on your grill and shrink up considerably when cooked. As long as you are aware of this and pull them off the grill at the right time they will turn out fine.

Philly Gourmet Burgers Review: the Grilling. Heat your grill up to a medium-high to high heat. Total grill time will be 16 to 20 minutes. While its warming up you will need to pry those frozen burgers apart. These have wax paper squares between each patty so they come apart fairly easy with your spatula. Before placing the frozen burgers on your grill turn the heat all the way down. We want as much radiant heat as we can get with very little flame, to prevent flare-ups.

Place the patties on the grill for 4 to 5 minutes, this will begin the thawing process. Now that the outside has softened add your seasonings. We used McCormick Hamburger seasoning, feel free to use whatever kind of seasoning you would like. I also like to lightly press the seasoning into the meat so it doesn’t all fall off when turned. Turn the patties and repeat the seasoning process.

Grill for another 4 to 5 minutes and flip again. At this point the grease should begin to release from the burgers and you should see some shrinkage. If not you may want to turn the heat up a little. From here on out grill with your lid open so that you can be on the lookout for flare-ups. The grease these loose is considerable.

Let them cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes and flip one last time. If the patties are not shrinking up evenly move them around. They should loose 25 to 30% of there size. If at any time the patties start to curl (not lay flat) pull them immediately. This is a sign that they have dried out. If you want to add cheese now is the time.

Philly Gourmet Burgers Review

Philly Gourmet Burgers Review: The conclusion The most important part of a review is the flavor and I will have to say that when grilled properly the Philly Gourmet Burgers aren’t bad at all. While they are certainly better than fast food burgers, I wouldn’t go as far as to call them gourmet. The price makes them a worth while purchase especially when grilling for a large group.


aka Sultan of Sizzle

I have been blogging about and selling grilling tool for over 12 years. A Certified Food Safety Professional, KCBS member, award winning writer and have over 10 years experience in the food service industry.

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  1. Barbara Coia

    I purchased the Philly Gourmet 100% burgers 8 Ct. They were tasteless. I put salt,pepper, added onions , my husband said don’t ever buy these again. They were horrible . I felt I through my money away.

    1. mike4thegrill

      Thanks for the comment. When we purchased ours they were on sale and the cheapest frozen burgers the store had so I don’t agree about the throwing money away part. My expectations of any product are in-line with what they cost.

  2. We just had these last night. Neither of us even finished our burger. They were tough and rubbery. Did not have the flavor or consistence of beef. We threw the rest of our burger and the remainder in the box away.

  3. Bro number 1 those are bubba burgers in the picture number 2 when u rated theses burgers a 4/5 I knew you didn’t eat and cooked these yourself theses burgers are the worst burger I have ever had it states all beef but in every bite it’s cartilage and grissle no matter how much you cook it still never cooked fully really ashamed they get away with selling these for such a high price Its like it’s the people at philly gourmet just tryna capitalize off of one time customers who so happen to stumble into these disgrace of these burgers you should be banned for misleading review and if you see the name philly gourmet run and don’t look back

    1. Sean, thanks for the comment. We are happy to provide an open forum for people to complain, but a couple of things you have wrong.
      We did purchase, cook and eat the Philly burgers before writing the review.
      These were the cheapest frozen burger available at the time we purchased them.
      All our pictures are of the actual product and yes they do look like Bubba burgers.
      Before you cook frozen burger patties again you may want to read this

      1. Anthony Mcgraw

        I agree with everyone that say that they are tasteless and rubbery. I would add that there is a tinge of taste to these burgers, but it’s the taste of rancid beef. How anyone would give these even a passing grade is beyond me.

  4. Maggie Chase

    When people say ‘cheapest’ burger, that is right. No, not inexpensive. CHEAP! I would guess the so-called 100% beef is misleading. Half the burger seems to be pink slime that coagulates in the pan and the other part is fat.

  5. Never, again.
    Give the Philly guys a shot. I was grilling beef ….and wrapper. Was a shite show.
    Like ground beef.
    Again… never. And I’ll put the word out

  6. Gloria E Nieves

    I agree with all the comments that said tbis is all cartilage the worse burger in my life. Nasty cheap meat and it was $9. The box which is not cheap. Don’t ever buy thus. Shame on the co.pany calling this gourmet. Wal-Mart should not have tbis in their store.

  7. In a rush through the grocery store, I grabbed these burgers thinking it has to be better than store brand. Just cooked two of them and it has to be the worst thing I’ve ever tasted. Full of gristle and bone. Tastes of the smell of pee and fennel. Money definitely wasted. And I understand standing your ground but, Mike you couldn’t have tasted one bite of these burgers and given it any stars unless your taste buds died 20 years ago. How much is philly gourmet paying you for the review!?!?!

  8. My name is Michael from denver bought these burgers and girlfriend just took a bite and chipped her tooth dont know if I should take legal actions
    After seeing all these reviews they should not be selling these thing what if it was my sons burger he could of choked broke his tooth or worse

  9. Not worth the money. Had a lot of nerve pieces in it.

  10. This is the absolute worst imaginable. They actually stink. I am certain they are not beef. So full of fat, gristle and how on earth are they considered gourmet. Made me so nauseous I took one bite and immediately had to spit it out. Husband ate them and has been vomiting so I know these are inexcusable and Walmart should definitely not sell them ever. The so called burgers are not cheap in price but in taste.

  11. I purchased these today. Yes they shrink, yes they produce a-lot of grease BUT they aren’t the worst. They taste like frozen hamburger patties.

    1. they were better than flanders by a long way.i will say good

  12. MY wife bought these/yes these/can not call them burgers.They are the worst I have ever had. Like eating cardboard.DO not buy! WHERE’S THE BEEF? There is none in these!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. Hamburgers were good only problem is this year they shrink to half there size. To much fat content

  14. I would never buy these burgers again. Nothing but grease and flames on medium heat on the grill and dried up to almost nothing. No taste at all and ended up throwing the rest into the garbage.
    Save your money!..don’t buy

  15. I just finished my dinner of Philly Gourmet Burgers . There is no way the picture on the box is of these burgers. There is so much fat in them, they cooked down to little hockey pucks. Never again!

  16. Robert Rose

    Bought these and just cooked them on the grill.what a complete joke nasty greasy pathetic burger.the thing shrunk up so bad I checked on them and thought a wild animal took them.they was the size of a quarter I threw them over the neighbors fence I can’t feed that to my guest that’s embarrassing.not to mention a grease fire and the taste is something I’ve never tasted guessing like cow shit..what a shame can’t believe there in business selling them cow chips.i should of stayed with bubba burgers.

  17. Carol Schreiber

    OMG! I bought these at the grocery store for $11.99 based on the picture on the box. I am not a frozen patty person but thought I would give them a try. When I took them out of the box my first thought was this must be a joke. They were grayish white and looked like something that came out of my garage disposal. Took the box back out of the recycle bin to look at the ingredients.
    All it said was “BEEF” So I’m thinking Beef what. Beef entrails? Beef hoofs? Beef intestines.
    Beef vagina? Looked like all of those. Nevertheless I cooked them in a frying pan and very soon they were engulfed in a tub of rendered fat. Still it did say gourmet and Philly stands by their beef steak sandwich reputation so I fished them out of the sea of grease and dressed them up with cheese, onions, lettuce, tomato, pickles and tucked them in a brioche bun.
    Seriously folks, this had to be the worst tasting thing I have ever put in my mouth. My poor family was so hungry but I had to save them. I dumped them all in the trash and yes I will be getting my twelve bucks back. I think someone at a Philadelphia slaughterhouse shoveled beef scraps up off the floor and formed them into a patty. Gordon Ramsey please save us!

  18. Don’t waste your money. Greasy set grill on fire shirk to nothing, fall apart. Absolutely horrible.

  19. Carol Wan

    My daughter didn’t want the FREE (due to pandemic) school lunch of turkey and cheese croissant sandwich because she says it doesn’t even taste like ham?!! I got these burgers on sale as well. $6.99 at my local super market. Yes, they are smaller than other frozen patties, yes they shrink up into hockey pucks, and yes there is a pool of grease on my cooking pan. However, they are the right size for my eight year old. I don’t think they are as horrible as the reviewers here have noted though, and I’ve tried Costco, BJs, Market Basket, and others. Honestly, frozen burgers all more or less taste the same to me. You can only really see any difference if you are actually cooking them up and can see the grease coming out onto a skillet. You buy something frozen for the convenience factor. So far, this product is okay. I think it’s a little on the expensive side given the fat content and size of burger once cooked, even if on sale.

  20. Worse burger ever, can’t believe a company get away with this scam!

  21. Tim McMahon

    I concur with the above negative reviews. I took a chance on these, because I could not find another brand I was looking for. What a disgraceful excuse for a hamburger. Taking it out of the box, it had this ghostly parlor, a white/ gray appearance. Breaking them apart, they felt greasy and slimy to the touch. On the grill, the extensive fat caused flareups like I have never had. I have to imagine these things come from a slurry of fat, bone, gristle…..and maybe a little bit of beef. The box only says “100% beef”. I suppose that could cover any part of the poor beast that was sacrificed for this tasteless, nasty product. Do not buy this product. It was beyond disappointing. We cooked two of the 8 and I would “gift” the other 6 to someone, but there is no one I loathe enough to do that to.

  22. i’ve had these burgers for a while and i love burgers but these are the worst. i put seasoned salt and garlic powder and they still tasted like nothing. i’m sticking to bubbas or angus beef burgers from now on.

  23. DO NOT eat this garbage folks!! Mike, (writer of this article) you said “I will have to say that when grilled properly the Philly Gourmet Burgers aren’t bad at all”… AND you are a KCBS judge??? WHAT! You have NO palet sir. You should STOP judging food immediately. Your food knowledge clearly lacks any real depth. Your words again, “So on occasion frozen beef patties are easier” – Really? Season, patty, grill – DONE. Good quote there KCBS! How about some jackwagon brings frozen Ribs and Brisket to your BBQ event! Oh, that’s right, you would actually like it. because you have no palet.. Turn in your B.S. credentials..

  24. gonna throw this to the passing dogs but even they probably won’t touch it! NASTY! if i still had my receipt I WOULD be getting a full refund. out ten bucks for this GARBAGE.

  25. jeffrey j fisher

    Shit I cant believe I’m the only one that thinks these are damn good. Oh well to each their own.

  26. I’m sorry but these burgers make me fill ill and nauseous after eating them. I’d rather eat Wendy’s or Five Guys whenever I want a burger. Had hard pieces in it and I had to cook it down to a hockey puck. Even when I tried to keep it’s form and cook it all the way through there was still pink in it. Trash quality.

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