George Foreman Cooking Times

Welcome to the George Foreman cooking times page. On this page you will find cooking times for various types of meat and other meat products.

One of the great things about your George Foreman grill is that it cuts cooking time drastically by cooking food from both sides. Traditionally, grilling has a longer cooking process because it involves flipping food halfway through the cooking time to evenly mark and cook the food correctly. However, indoor contact grills (starting with the original Champ
grill that launched the technology as a whole) cook from both sides at once with a top and bottom grill plate press system. 

How Long Do I Cook Foods?

When cooking on your George Foreman grill, you want to make sure to account for the cut in cooking time so you don't overcook or burn your food. As a general rule of thumb, anything besides poultry will cook in less than ten minutes. If you have your Use & Care manual, always check it first to see if the cooking chart lists the cooking time for that particular food or cut. If it is not included or you've lost your Use & Care manual, you can use the following ranges to serve as a guide.

Highly specific cooking times to the type of produce being cooked; start at 3 - 4 minutes for most items and then increase as needed (some go up to 7); potato slices take much longer - sometimes up to 18 minutes for 1/2-inch slices.

The nice thing about grilling is that you can check the food without affecting the results too much. In many types of cooking - slow cooking and pan searing, for example - you will actually affect your final results by checking and poking too often. Even in baking, you do not want to keep the door open for too long, if at all (using your window to check progress is better). However, grilling allows you to check periodically without drastically impacting your final plate. This way, you can have fun experimenting with new foods you've never grilled before and still avoid overcooking.

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Table For Cooking & Grilling Times For Various Cuts of Meat


Grilling Times

Boneless Steak

1/2-inch - 1" thick cuts 4-7 medium rare, 6-9 min. for medium. Add 2-4 minutes for thicker cuts larger than 1 inch.

Chicken Breasts

Use boneless products. Chicken breasts can be cooked as is or pounded for quicker cooking time. Grill until thoroughly Done, about 4-6 minutes. If frozen, add 2-4 minutes.

Fish Fillets

Cook until fillets flake easily when tested with a fork. Grill 2-3 minutes per 1/2-inch of thickness.


1/2-inch - 3/4-inch thickness. Grill for 5-8 minutes. Add 1 - 2 minutes if frozen.

Fish Steaks

Tuna, salmon, halibut, swordfish steaks should be 1/2-inch to 1-inch thick. Marinate before cooking if desired. Grill for 2 - 3 minutes for each 1/2-inch thickness.

Ham Steak

Precooked ham steaks should be grilled until heated through, 3 - 5 minutes.

Hot Dogs

4 - 5 minutes. Add 1 - 2 minutes if frozen.


4 - 6 minutes, depending upon thickness of link or patty.


6 - 8 minutes.

Lamb Chops

Chops should be boneless, 1/2-inch-1-inch thick. Grill for 6-8 minutes.

Pork Chops

Use boneless, 1/2-inch to 3/4-inch thick. Grill until slightly pink in center, about 6-8 minutes.

Pork Tenderloin

Cut boneless tenderloin in half lengthwise. Cook for 6-9 minutes.


Grill until shrimp turns pink and are springy to the touch. Cook for 2-1/2 - 4 minutes.


10-13 minutes depending upon thickness and parts being grilled.


9 - 11 minutes, depending upon thickness and parts being grilled.


Remember, when you remove the food from the grill it will be hot. It will also be great tasting because as the food is cooking the fat is being removed. The George Foreman grill is the only one of its kind.  The fat rolls off while cooking. Be sure you have one in  your home. These grills are very affordable. The price range varies from under $20 to over $100.

Happy grilling!