How To Cook Burgers On A Grill – Simple Grilling Tips For The Perfect Burger

It’s grilling season and my family loves to make hamburgers on our BBQ. I have a handful of tips to share to show you how to cook burgers on a grill that will have your kids begging for seconds.

If you are looking for some burger grilling tips, here is everything you need to know to ensure that your next backyard bash is filled with juicy patties and flavorful bites.

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What temperature should burgers be cooked on the grill?

When figuring out how to cook burgers on a grill, you should use a Medium-High flame. This temperate averages between 375 to 400 degrees.

A gas grill typically enables you to monitor the level of heat you provide your meat, however, charcoal takes a bit more effort. Consider using a grill thermometer to stay on top of the temperature levels.

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Do you close the grill when cooking burgers?

When I stand in front of the grill, I automatically tend to shut my BBQ grill top when cooking my meal. However, when it comes to meats like burgers, thin steaks, and vegetables, you don’t necessarily have to do that!

Leave the top open with thin dishes. The grill top should close for thicker cut pieces. There are different methods for different cuts when it comes to grilling.

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How do you know when burgers are done on the grill?

When you feel that your burgers are ready, you can use a meat thermometer to check for sure. Position it in the center of the hamburger and make sure that it reads 160° for beef. If you are cooking a chicken or turkey burger, then aim for 165°.

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How long do burgers take to grill?

Burgers should take under 10 minutes to cook completely. Plan on grilling the burgers until they are golden brown and slightly charred. This will take about 4 minutes. Once you get to this point, flip over and repeat.

Everyone has their own tactics when it comes to how to cook burgers on a grill, but under 10 minutes is enough for us.

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Is it OK to eat burgers with pink in the middle?

Yes, it is ok to eat burgers with pink in the middle. You just have to make sure that the internal temperature has reached 160 degrees. You can do that with a meat thermometer. When it comes to how to cook burgers on the grill, knowing what temperature they are is key.

Should I spray my grill before cooking?

You can coat the top of your girl with a high-heat cooking oil before you begin cooking. Think about oils like canola or peanut. Personally, we do not do this, but if you’d like, certainly give it a try.

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How do you keep hamburger patties from falling apart?

Don’t you just hate it when your patties fall apart when you are cooking them on the grill? Here is a grilling tip! Stop messing with your meat. That’s number one when trying to figure out how to cook burgers on the grill.

Flip your patties as little as possible. That is a MAJOR tip that you should listen to and PS, this also works on chicken breasts.

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How To Cook Burgers On The Grill – Burger Grilling Tips

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Season Your Meat

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My husband and I don’t season our meat with too many different spices and herbs. In fact, we usually just opt for salt. But the point of this section is to remind you to season your burgers while they are cooking on the grill.

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Grill Your Buns

We love to grill our buns while making hot dogs or hamburgers. It doesn’t take very long to get that crispy bite, either! This added step adds another level of crunch and excitement to the dish. Yes, I said excitement.

Don’t Forget The Toppings

Vidalia onions, tomatoes, cheese, raw onions – you name it. Create a mini topping bar and let your guests create the perfect burger of their dreams.

Are you ready to get grilling? I hope I’ve helped you figure out how to cook burgers on a grill. Enjoy your time with your family and friends.

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About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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