Love It, Like It, Hate It: Pre-Made Frozen Burger Patties

With summer in full swing, many of us are firing up the grill, and burgers are always a hit.  And while your best bet – at least nutritionally speaking – may be to make your own homemade burger with lean meat, pre-made burgers can be a convenient time-saver. 

In today’s Love it, Like it, Hate it, we’re Getting the Skinny on the best & worst of pre-made burgers – and you’ll be surprised at just how many ‘love it’ options there actually are!


Love it!

Ocean Eclipse Wild Alaskan Salmon Burgers (Sam’s/Walmart)

Whole Foods Alaskan Salmon Burgers

110-140 calories, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 18-19 grams protein

Weight Watchers Chicken Burger

140 calories, 1 gram saturated fat, 25 grams protein

Spinach & Feta Burger (e.g. Sam’s Club’s Old World Kitchen)

180 calories, 3 grams saturated fat, 20 grams protein

Jennie-O Turkey Burgers (1/4 lb burgers)

200 calories, 4 grams saturated fat, 16 grams protein

Great Range Bison Patties (4-ounce)

190 calories, 4 grams saturated fat, 20 grams protein



Like It!

Great Value 100% Pure Beef Burgers:  85% Lean, 15% Fat

240 calories, 17 grams fat, 7 grams saturated fat, 85 milligrams cholesterol, 21 grams protein, 90 milligrams sodium.



Hate it!

Bubba Burger (e.g. Original & Angus)

420-430 calories, 35 grams fat, 15 grams saturated fat

Sam’s Choice Black Angus:  Pub Style (1/2 lb burgers)

590 calories, 18 grams saturated fat, 38 grams protein