Reverse engineering burgers

ViA just recently released a list of top 10 hamburgers in Vancouver.... I can't afford to eat at these places though (oh god! they would probably force me to tip 25% for take-away right now too). ... so I am scoping the article that shows each burger.. and they look really simple to re-invent at home. They list all the ingredients and you can see the patty and tell if there are additional herbs and spices in it. I think I have a fighting chance at this. Why haven't I been making my burgers at home? This is something where it might actually be a win for me.

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May 31, 2020 at 12:34pm

I’m taken aback at the price of restaurant burgers these days. Generally $14-20 for one burger. I used to enjoy eating out but the sticker shock at the end of the night ($75-100 for the 2 of us and were not having steaks or anything) makes me space out FAR in the future the next time I plan for us to go out. Did we get $100 of enjoyment out of it? It’s debatable. Would I rather prepare $10 of food at home and enjoy $90 in my bank account? Definitely yes. Enjoy your home made burgers OP, we will be doing the same!

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I never

May 31, 2020 at 2:27pm

Buy burgers out: for the $17 they want for a meal I can buy enough lean ground, buns and fixing to make a dozen. And on my BBQ they're better anyways.

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Try getting...

May 31, 2020 at 2:47pm

... a slice of foie gras and putting that on a burger!

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@Try getting

May 31, 2020 at 3:28pm

Smart. I really should. That would be brilliant. On a duck burger? :)

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Also Try Superstore

May 31, 2020 at 3:56pm

They have the Presidents Choice burger packs,usually the same price as ground..you'll get eight 6 oz burgers..1.4 kg for $11,always on sale. Sometimes they come on sale for $9. No additives, just spices and herbs. Add bacon, cheese,onions etc.
Make your own wedges.
My fave is carmelized onions,and a bit of blue cheese,or blue cheese salad dressing.
Or pay $17 for a burger and a few fries...

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For some reason

May 31, 2020 at 4:10pm

burgers taste better in the US

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Anonymous

May 31, 2020 at 5:59pm

I make a point of only getting things out that I couldn't eat better at home. You raise a point, though, and since my partner loves burgers I think we should try making some.

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You can make a good burger at home.

May 31, 2020 at 6:14pm

Used to like the food court beef or chicken teriyaki with came with rice and cabbage/carrot. The chicken or beef is usually all grisly or knarly so I will make a home with nice cuts of meat.

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Veggie burger

May 31, 2020 at 6:46pm

Haven't had a Beyond burger since lockdown and am fine

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Anonymous

May 31, 2020 at 6:51pm

Only a fool pays big money for cheap food.

Just learn to make your own, ffs.

Let the clones chase the dragon, and their dreams lol

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