Frequently Asked Questions

1. All of Doc’s Amazing beef patties and sausages are labeled "Low Fat". What is low fat?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) allows sausages to be labeled "Low Fat" only if they have less than 3 grams of fat per 2 ounces; ground beef patties must have less than 3 grams of fat per 3 ounces. We’re proud that three varieties of Doc’s Amazing Low Fat Chicken Sausages products are “Low Fat”.

2. What about the calories in Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Beef Patties and Sausages?

The low fat in Doc's Amazing products means significantly fewer calories than in meat products with more fat. We invite you to compare the amount of fat and calories in our products with your favorite brand of sausage and beef patties.

3. What is The American Heart Association® Heart-Check Mark?

The American Heart Association's® Heart-Check enables you to identify heart-healthy foods in the supermarket.

To learn more about the nutrition requirements that products must meet to be certified by the American Heart Association®, you can read about them on their website: www.heartcheckmark.org. We are proud that three varieties of Doc's Amazing Low Fat Chicken Sausage have been certified by the American Heart Association® as a Heart Healthy Food: Chicken Apple, Chicken Italian and El Chipotle Chicken Sausage.

4. Is eating low-fat meats beneficial to heart health?

Despite the "Doc’s" in our name, we believe that making judgments about a healthy diet is a matter for discussion between you and your health professionals.

We think that replacing foods high in animal fats and calories with foods much lower in fat and calories is simply common sense.

5. Why do Doc’s Amazing ground meat products contain gelatin?

Low-fat ground meat products can taste dry. Gelatin helps our low-fat ground meat products taste moist and juicy.

6. What is gelatin?

Gelatin is made from the protein collagen, and is widely used in cooking as a gelling agent. Gelatin melts during cooking.  Everyone is familiar with gelatin desserts that are served cold.

7. What grade of beef is used in Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Beef Patties?

The USDA grades beef on the amount of intramuscular fat or marbling. Beef with the most intramuscular fat is graded Prime. Beef with progressively less intramuscular fat is graded Choice or Select. We use the highest quality and leanest beef available.

8. I’ve heard that “Fat is flavor”. How can Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Beef Patties and Sausages have such a rich taste when they are so low in fat?

Nothing artificial is used to enhance the natural flavors of the meat. Our patties and sausages are labeled “All Natural”.

9. Why do Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Sausages and Beef Patties contain rice starch and isolated potato product?

Low-fat ground meat can be crumbly and dry. The very small amount of rice starch and isolated potato product contributes to the great texture and juiciness of our sausages and beef patties. They are considered "natural" by the USDA.

10. How much sodium is in Doc’s Amazing Low-Fat Sausages and Beef Patties?

Our products (except Buffalo Chicken) are designed to meet the limits on both salt and fat content per serving needed for certification by the American Heart Association® Heart-Check Mark Program, and the three we have submitted for certification have been approved: Chicken Apple, Chicken Italian and El Chipotle Chicken Sausage. Our Buffalo Chicken Sausage is low fat, but has a higher sodium content due to the authentic cayenne pepper sauce it contains. 

11. Why are Doc’s Amazing Sausages and Ground Beef Patties precooked and sold refrigerated?

Our ground meat products are offered to you fully cooked and never frozen in order to ensure the best in flavor and convenience.

12. Why do Doc’s Amazing Beef Patties have a cooked weight of 3 ounces?

Quarter pound burgers have a raw weight of 4 ounces, and a cooked weight of 3 ounces. The cooked weight of Doc’s Amazing Beef Patties is 3 ounces, the same weight as a cooked quarter-pounder.