Can you eat rustlers without cooking?

In this brief article, we will answer the question, “Can you eat rustlers without cooking them?” We will look at the Nutritional value of a Rustlers Microwave double decker burger. We will discuss some benefits of eating burgers and answer if you can freeze Rustlers. We will briefly explain how to cook rustlers on the BBQ.

Can you eat rustlers without cooking?

Yes, you can eat Rustlers burgers without cooking them. They are already precooked and safe for consumption, you just need to ensure that they are correctly stored so that you eliminate any chances of food poisoning. 

Rustlers are a wide range of burgers and sandwiches which are manufactured in Dublin, Ireland and have been manufactured since 1999. Rustlers burgers are ready-to-eat and only require to be microwaved so that they are reheated and can be enjoyed. 

What is the Nutritional value of Rustlers?

The nutritional value of Rustlers is dependent on the variety and flavor of the Rustler burger you are consuming. Let us look at the Nutritional value of a Rustlers Microwave double decker burger (237 grams) which serves one person. Its typical nutritional should be:

Per 100gPer Portion (237 g)
Energy1144kJ/274kca2711kJ/650kcal
Fats16.5g39.0g
Of which saturates6.9g16.3g
Carbohydrates16.3g38.6g
Of which sugars2.8g6.6g
Protein14.6g34.5g
Salt1.6g3.8g

What are some benefits of eating burgers?

Let’s face it burgers are not the healthiest of foods on the planet, that said they do offer some health benefits but you have to be careful to consume burgers with moderation. Some benefits of consuming burgers are:

Burgers are rich in protein

Hamburgers are excellent protein sources. The meat in burgers usually provides protein but you also have to be careful in selecting a lean variety such as 90% lean or more. This will avoid you from consuming too much calories and fat. 

Protein is a very essential nutrient because it helps in the building and repair of muscle mass, it gives structure to the cells and can assist in weight loss because it provides satiety and helps you feel fuller for longer. 

Burgers provide optimal Iron levels

Red meats such as hamburgers are considered some of the best sources of heme iron. Heme iron is the type of iron that comes from animal sources such as meat, poultry and seafood. It is usually bioavailable and very easy for the body to utilize.

The body absorbs and utilizes about 35% of the heme iron obtained from animal meats as  compared to plant based non-heme iron which the body absorbs between 2% to 20%. The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for Iron is 8mg for adult men and 18 grams for adult women.

 The RDI for pregnant women is as high as 27mg and women that are breastfeeding require 99/ Just 4 ounces of 90% lean broiled hamburger meat can provide as much as 3 g of Iron.

Burgers lead to proper red blood cells function

A 4 ounce broiled hamburger patty can provide upto 3 mgs of Vitamin B-12. The Recommended Dietary Intake (RDI) for Vitamin B-12 is 2.4 micrograms for both men and women. If the body does not receive adequate Vitamin B-12 the red blood cells may form abnormal shapes and thus result in a decreased oxygen delivery throughout the body.

Pregnant women require about 2.6mgs of Vitamin B-12 which increases to 2.8mgs per day when they start breastfeeding.

Can you freeze Rustlers?

It is only recommended that you refrigerate your rustlers but do not freeze them. This is because freezing your rustlers tends to destroy the quality of the product. It is advised that you consume your Rustlers before the “Best by Date” which is usually on the label.

Can I cook Rustlers on the BBQ?

Yes, you can definitely cook rustlers on the BBQ and to do this just follow the below easy steps:

  • First you will need to fire up the BBQ and heat a gas grill too high or if using coal heat the coals until they are glowing bright.
  • Now place the burger patties on the grill until they turn to a golden brown color and are slightly charred.
  • Cook the burgers until golden brown and also slightly charred.
  • Then toast the buns on the grills
  • Serve with some rustlers sauce and cheese.

Other FAQs about Burgers that you may be interested in.

Can you cook burgers from frozen on bbq?

Can you cook burgers on the stove?

Can you cook burgers on a griddle?

Conclusion

In this brief article, we have answered the question, “Can you eat rustlers without cooking them?” We have looked at the Nutritional value of a Rustlers Microwave double decker burger. We have discussed some benefits of eating burgers and answered if you can freeze Rustlers. We have briefly explained how to cook rustlers on the BBQ.

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