Chargrilled Burgers

It was super hot outside, but then again, I’m in Miami, and it’s to be expected. I had planned to grill up some burgers and hot dogs for my parents, and I figured I would help them out by taste-testing everything.

All joking aside, *Meat N’ Bone had sent me burgers and steak dogs to cook up on at my next grilling session. I no longer have a chargrill at my house, so that means I was back at my childhood home to take care of business.

I had recently become acquainted with Meat N’ Bone and was surprised to find out that we were in the same city. They are an online butcher shop with local delivery and national shipping options. They’ve also got two boutique stores (Coral Springs & Miami), where you can not only shop for meats but also seasonings and sauces.

On their website, they proudly proclaim:

We sell only high-quality meats, sourced from the best programs in each category and each price point, all of our products have been selected for their quality and we stand behind it.

Here’s their FAQ in case you want to make a deep dive into the company.

MEAT N’ BONE VACUUM PACKED BURGERS

They hand-delivered the meats to my parent’s house in a sweet, insulated (and branded) black bag. All of the burgers and hot dogs arrived vacuum packed with a label that includes safe handling instructions. This is exactly how the burger arrived.

Meat N'Bone Cryopacked Burgers
Meat N’Bone Vacuum Packed Burgers

After ripping open all of the packs (Hulk-style), I made sure to keep the three different kinds of burgers separated to see which one I preferred.


CHARGRILLED BURGERS & HOT DOGS

I kept it simple when I laid down the patties on the grill, kosher salt, and we were set. First up were the Dry Aged Brisket and Wagyu burgers. All of the burgers were 8 oz, aka half a pound. My parents like to eat their burgers cooked well done. I know, I know, but there’s no changing their opinion at this point. I’ve tried tricking them into eating medium, but my mom wasn’t happy about it when she bit into hers.

On the second round, the Steakhouse and the All Beef Steak Hot Dogs finally made an appearance.

Oh, I forgot to mention before I went off on my tangent that I grill a portion of the food to my parent’s temp and the rest to my preference.

Meat N' Bone Dry Aged Brisket & Wagyu Burgers
4 Dry Aged Brisket & 4 Wagyu Burgers
Dry Aged & Wagyu Burgers Grilling
Dry Aged & Wagyu Burgers Grilling
Mid-grilling burgers & dogs
Mid-grilling Steakhouse burgers & all beef dogs

Just as the burgers were cooked to everyone’s liking, I added some cheddar cheese that was fully melted before placing them on some potato buns. I picked up both from Aldi supermarket.


Dry Aged Brisket Burgers

Meat N'Bone Cryopacked Dry Aged Brisket Burgers
Before: Meat N’Bone Vacuum Packed Dry Aged Brisket Burgers

Website Description:

This product has been DRY aged for 21+ days to improve flavor and tenderness and WET aged between 30-50 days. 

This burger is a proprietary mix of chuck, short rib, brisket + new york strip, and Ribeye. The brisket is Dry Aged for 21+ days, the NY and RibEye for about twice that.

A burger made of high-quality brisket (Prime/Wagyu) Dry Aged for 21+ days. What else can you ask for? This is the kind of burger you will find at a very high-end steakhouse or one of those very cool craft burger places.

The burgers are 1/2 lb, which makes them THICK so that you can truly enjoy the flavor in every bite. This is the kind of stuff you will not find anywhere else...this is the cream of the crop when it comes to burgers.
Dry Aged Brisket CheeseBurger
After: Dry Aged Brisket CheeseBurger

To order the Meat N’ Bone Dry Aged Brisket Burgers use this link: Dry Aged Brisket Burgers


Wagyu Burgers

Meat N'Bone Cryopacked Wagyu Burgers
Before: Meat N’Bone Vacuum Packed Wagyu Burgers

Website Description:

These burgers are made with high-quality domestic Wagyu beef.

The burgers are 1/2 lb, which makes them THICK so that you can truly enjoy the flavor in every bite. This is the kind of stuff you will not find anywhere else...this is the cream of the crop when it comes to burgers.
Wagyu CheeseBurger
After: Wagyu CheeseBurger

To order the Meat N’ Bone Wagyu Burgers use this link: Wagyu Burgers


Steakhouse Burgers

Meat N'Bone Cryopacked Steakhouse Burgers
Before: Meat N’Bone Vacuum Packed Steakhouse Burgers

Website Description:

Available in quarter-pound (4 oz) and half-pound (8 oz) burger patties.

A proper burger patty needs to have the right mix of fat and high quality beef. We use USDA high quality prime beef for our burger patties. If you see your grill sizzle and flare up when you place it to cook, it means it will have great taste.

We aim for 20/80 or 15/85 fat to high quality beef ratio. We recommend seasoning with Salt and Pepper and cooking to medium. But thats what WE would do. You can do anything you please.

Cooking Tip: The tip to burger patties is not having them sit around forever.  If you are not going to cook them right away then they need to be wrapped tightly, otherwise, they should be grilled right away.

Source: US MidWest

This product has been aged for 30+ Days to improve tenderness and flavor

USDA Grade: Mix of USDA Prime and USDA Choice Beef
Steakhouse CheeseBurger
After: Steakhouse CheeseBurger

To order the Meat N’ Bone Steakhouse Burgers use this link: 1/4 lb Steakhouse Burgers or 1/2 lb Steakhouse Burgers


ALL BEEF STEAK HOT DOGS

Meat N' Bone 8 Pack of Hot Dogs
Meat N’ Bone 8 Pack of Hot Dogs

Website Description:

We never offered beef franks before because we could not find any that were "special enough". Now we do. These dogs are made with the same high quality prime steaks we sell within natural casing... that makes them delicious.

Each pack comes:

Size 1.5 lb and brings around 7-8 steak dogs.
Meat N' Bone Chargrilled Hot Dog
Chargrilled Hot Dog

*To order the Meat N’ Bone All Beef Steak Hot Dogs use this link: All Beef Steak Hot Dogs

FINAL VERDICT

There was not a bad one in the bunch, but there were some differences.

The prices are as follows:

Dry Aged Brisket Burgers – $16.99
Wagyu Burgers – $22.99
Steakhouse Burgers – $8.99

At first glance, it might look like the Steakhouse is the most economical of the three, but it’s actually costlier than the Dry Aged Brisket. The brisket and Wagyu burgers are prices for two pounds of burgers while the Steakhouse is for one pound. Some quick math will let you know that two pounds of the Steakhouse blend will set you back $17.98, roughly a dollar more.

I know some folks equate price with quality, and that isn’t always the case. Ultimately, a few dollars here and there aren’t important unless you’re a restaurant buyer buying in bulk.

I tried all of the burgers cooked Medium with some melted sharp cheddar cheese on a potato roll.

MY FAVORITE WAS

Well, my least favorite was the Steakhouse, but it was still a solid cheeseburger. I was thinking, no, actually I’m positive this particular burger would work better cooked on a flat top. Smashing it a little bit to get that Maillard Reaction griddle crust that drives all the burger-holics worldwide crazy would be ideal. I’m definitely ordering this one again to test this theory, all in the name of science.

As I mentioned earlier, my parents ate their burgers cooked well done, and both of them thought the Wagyu was the best of the three. It reminded them of a really great steak. The Wagyu didn’t do it for me since I tried the Dry Aged Brisket burger first and compared it to the other two.

I found the Dry Aged Brisket burger to have a depth flavor that the other two didn’t possess. Plus, now knowing that it includes a mix of chuck, short rib, brisket, new york strip, and ribeye, I’m positive my choice was right on the money.

All three were great, but the one I’ll be buying next time for sure is the Dry Aged Brisket unless I bust out my Blackstone. Then, the Steakhouse blend would be my guy.

I’ve spent most of my time waxing poetic about the burgers but don’t sleep on those All Beef Steak Hot Dogs ($9.99 a pack). They are phenomenal. It’s the one thing my parents and I agreed on.

P.S.: Convince someone else to do the cooking if you’re in South Florida, or stay in the shade. My t-shirt was drenched in sweat, no pain no gain.



There are a couple of boutique meat shops you can visit if you’re in South Florida too.

Meat N’ Bone Boutique Store
2267 Coral Way
Miami, Florida
786-633-6179

and

Meat N’ Bone Boutique Store
9813 W Sample Road
Coral Springs, Florida
954-752-6290

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4 Comments

  1. “I’m definitely ordering this one again to test this theory, all in the name of science.” I love your sacrifices for science! Burger science is at the top of my interests. This is the first I am hearing the phrase Maillard Reaction (but I know exactly why that is awesome). I really enjoy reading your posts. You would make a great writer. Have you ever tried writing fiction? With your love of horror, you could do food related tales (*is that a good mix?! lol). Diane Mott Davidson writes murder mysteries that have a recipe(s) in each story, and each novel title is a play on a food or drink word. With your background in the south Florida food scene, it would be little Carl Hiaasen-esque. I bet if you outlined one of your favorite mystery novels, a plot would come to you, and the rest would be gravy.

    1. I’ve never thought about fiction, but horror themed fiction with some food thrown in for good measure might be a good idea. You’re right.

  2. Oh, and P.S. my mouth was watering the whole read and I would really like to try their burgers and hot dog. I really think frying is the best thing for burgers (I don’t like char from a grill on my burger/ not a Burger King fan). Have you ever seen this? I cued it to the part about making a burger https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9DyHthJ6LA#t=08m04s&ab_channel=FirstWeFeast (One stick of butter per burger LOL I don’t like him much but I like this burger.)

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