How To Grill A Burger Perfectly Every Time! It took some time to figure out some of my steps, but it is one of my favorites to grill now. You can make small changes and never have the same burger twice. Burgers are one of those meals that are perfect for weeknight dinners or summer bbqs.
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Truthfully I know you are thinking, “Dude, it can’t be that hard to grill a burger,” and you are right. But if you have ever grilled a burger from ground beef, not those frozen disks you can buy at the grocery store, you know there is some finesse to it. Now there are tools and trips to the trade to make it easier!
How To Grill A Burger- The Meat Matters:
Now I know what you think a burger made of ground beef big deal. Well, yup, but the type of ground beef and the fat content makes a difference! So instead, I will not use the tube type of ground beef, but they pack in the meat department or local butcher now. Snake River Farm’s online options if you don’t have a local option! You can head on over -> here and have fantastic meat delivered straight to your house!
How To Grill A Burger- The Cooking Method:
Now I will say I am partial to my gas grill, but let’s face it, you can grill a burger on so many different cooking appliances. If I don’t use my grill, I love my Blackstone Griddle or Cast Iron pan on the stove. But you really can’t go wrong with charcoal, indoor grills, or even a nonstick pan on the stove.
Blackstone Tabletop Grill – 22 Inch Portable Gas Griddle – Propane FueledPre-Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet Set (8-Inch and 12-Inch) Oven Safe CookwarePhilips Smoke-less Indoor BBQ Grill, Avance Collection
Ingredients For The Perfect Grilled Burger:
- Ground Hamburger
- Burger Seasonings-If you haven’t tried it Whiskey Burger seasoning is amazing!
- Olive Oil
- Burger Toppings
How To Grill A Burger Perfectly:
Place your cold ground beef into a bowl.
Rub your hands down with olive oil and mix in your seasoning until the beef is evenly seasoned.
If you struggle with hand-making patties, you need to try a burger press out. I love using this with this burger press -> here from Amazon. It makes it so easy to get the burgers out and in the perfect shape (I’ll show more of it in a minute)
If you are hand-making your patties rub your hands down with olive oil and form your patties, even if you are using a press. Also, be sure to rub down your press with oil as well. It will prevent sticking, plus it makes cleaning up a breeze.
I use a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of my press so that when the burger is flat, you can easily remove it from the press. Plus, it makes flipping the patty onto the grill much more manageable.
Now be sure that your grill rack is clean or your stove. I also make sure that it is rubbed down with oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
Once your grill or pan is hot, throw the burger on the grill or pan!
My two best tips for making the perfect burgers are first to limit how many times you flip them and DON’T press down on the burgers. You want the juices to stay in the burger.
Once your burgers are done, allow them to rest, I turn off the grill and put the cheese on at this time. This helps seal in the juices and allows the meat to rest.
Top with all the toppings, and enjoy!!
What To Serve With The Perfect Grilled Burger:
- Potato Chips
- Smoked Baked Beans
- Smoked Potato Salad
- Cheese Stuffed Portabella Mushrooms Recipe
- Tater Tots
- Grilled Vegetables
- Grilled Corn on the Cob
The Perfect Burger Toppings:
- Fry Sauce
How do you make the perfect burger? Any special toppings?
How To Grill A Burger
- 3 Pounds Ground Beef
- Burger Seasoning
- Olive Oil
- Place your ground beef into a bowl cold.
- Rub your hands down with olive oil and mix in your seasoning until the beef is evenly season. Now my go-to blend is some minced onions and some Johnny’s Seasoning Salt.
- Now if you struggle with hand-making patties you need to try a burger press out.
- If you are hand-making your patties rub your hands down with olive oil and form your patties, even if you are using a press. Also, be sure to rub down your press with oil as well it will prevent sticking, plus it makes clean up a breeze.
- Use a piece of parchment paper on the bottom of the press so when the burger is flattened you can easily remove it from the press. The paper makes flipping the patty onto the grill so much easier to do.
- Now be sure that your grill rack is clean, or your stove. Make sure that it is rubbed down with oil to prevent the burgers from sticking.
- Now once your grill or pan is hot throw the burger is one!
- My two best tips for making the perfect burgers is to first limit how many times you flip them and DON’T press down on the burgers. You want the juices to stay in the burger.
- Once your burgers are done allow them to rest. I tend to turn off the grill and put the cheese on at this time. It helps to seal in the juices and also allows the meat to rest.
- Top with all the toppings and enjoy!!
Catherine Sokolowski says
Thank you for all the great tips! I never thought about rubbing olive oil on my hands before making patties but now that you mentioned it it makes so much sense. You made me very hungry for a burger right now!