Thursday, August 16, 2018
Taste Test

Taste test: frozen beef burgers

On a recent trip to Orlando, we ran into so much traffic we decided to skip dinner on the road and scour the freezer for ideas once we got home. Luckily, we always have frozen burgers on hand. I pick the same box from the grocery store out of habit, but I was curious about some of the other options on the market. I asked our Taster's Choice panel to do the picking. We tried 10 brands of frozen hamburgers, grilling the burgers first and finishing them in the oven.

Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent

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