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BBQ near-disaster!

OTFOODIE | | Aug 3, 2009 01:39 PM

This weekend, a bunch of buddies and I were hanging out and decided that we would head back to my place for a BBQ. On the way home, a couple of us stopped at Longos to pick up the stuff to BBQ. My buddy, who was paying, thought that the frozen 6-ounce "Angus Burgers" would be great, along with some of their Italian sausages. Along with the buns, we also got one package of "thintini" (or whatever they're called, those thinnish, pita-like burger bun alternatives). Let me dispense with those first: they were dense and despite their thin profile, did more to overwhelm a burger than regular buns. Frankly, a Wonder bread bun would have been better.

The "Angus Burgers" were atrocious. Had I seen the "Cardinal" name on them when my buddy was picking them up, I would have steered him clear of them. They were down-right awful: No meat flavour, just the fatty, greasy garbage foisted on many a burger-joint patron, only larger. Over half of these burgers that we cooked were not even finished. They made PC Thick and Juicy seem like gourmet burgers.

A pleasant surprise was the Italian sausages. We had sweet, hot and jerk-seasoned sausages and all went very quickly. My only complaint would be the usual problems with tough bits of gristle or bone pieces that one occasionally finds, but their flavour was quite good.

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