Can’t Get Any Better Tasting Burgers!
How long to cook a burger on a George Foreman Grill will be faster than a normal grill. The burger will be juicier and tastier with grill marks. I don’t know of anyone who does like a grilled burger if you are a meat lover.
So, you want to know “how to cook a burger on a George Foreman Grill?”
You may have heard that the George Foreman Grills can do almost anything, right? But, there is a right way and a wrong way to cook a burger on the George Foreman Grill.
I found out there is a “best” way to grill hamburgers on a George Foreman.
Allow me to tell you and show you how.
What is nice about the George Foreman Grill is that the fat is dripping away while the meat is cooking. This helps lock in the juices to make the burger taste great. This also makes this meal healthier as the fat is being removed during the cooking process.
The best beef to use is ground beef with an 80/20 ratio of protein to fat. You can use ground chuck, ground sirloin, ground short ribs, or a mix of different cuts of beef if you like.
You can use 85/15 or 90/10 protein to fat ratios.
Some stores carry beef patties already shaped for grilling. You can get them either fresh or frozen. Both types will grill nicely on a George Foreman Grill.
Assuming you have bought fresh ground beef, there is some preparation required before grilling them.
This would be the same process if you were grilling the burgers on an outside grill.
- Place the ground beef in a large bowl and add the seasonings you prefer.
- Use a fork to gently incorporate the seasonings.
- You don’t want to compress the beef too much. Light and airy is the goal so they aren’t too dense.
- Form into patties by rolling between the palms of your hands and lightly compressing to approximately 4 to 5 inches in diameter and 1/2” to 3/4” thick for best results.
If you bought frozen or fresh burgers with the patties already formed, just add any of your favorite seasonings before grilling the meat. If frozen, allow them to thaw before adding seasonings. If you don’t want any seasonings, you can cook both raw and frozen burgers directly on the grill.
How Long Does It Take To Cook A Burger?
The George Foreman Grill features upper and lower cooking grill plates that allows food to cook from the top and bottom at the same time. It does not require you to flip the burgers anytime during the cooking process like you do when using outside grills. This feature reduces the time for cooking burgers on George Foreman Grills than using outside grills.
- If your meat is not frozen, and the burger is ½” thick and is ¼ pound, allow 5-8 minutes grilling time. This would be a medium cooked burger. If the burger is frozen add 1-2 minutes. Add more time for well-done burgers.
- If the burger is larger and thicker than above, add additional time and check the internal temperature of the meat so it reaches the desired doneness.
- The same is true if the burger is smaller and thinner, then deduct 1-2 minutes from the times stated above and check for desired doneness.
- For a frozen 1-inch thick burgers, allow 6-8 minutes for rare, 9-11 minutes for medium, and 12-14 minutes for well done.
- Cooked hamburger patties will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator and 2 months in the freezer.
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Grilling Burgers On George Foreman Grill
Once you have prepared the meat with the seasonings you like, you are now ready to place them on the grill. Follow these easy steps:
- Preheat the grill to 350 degrees F with the lid closed and place the drip tray in front of the grill.
- When the grill is ready, place the burgers on the grill and close the lid.
- Cook burgers to desired doneness. Normally between 5-8 minutes. Do not flip the burgers.
- When the burgers are done, remove them carefully from the grill as the food will be hot.
- Turn off the grill (if you are done grilling burgers).
- If you are cooking
- Serve the burgers on buns with the condiments already on the table for everyone to use.
- Toppings include: Lettuce, Tomato slices, Onions, Pickles, Ketchup, Mustard, and cheese.
- Enjoy your great tasting burger!
As you can see, cooking burgers on a George Foreman Grill is easy. It is not difficult to ruin a burger. The only area of concern is the cooking of the burger to the liking of the individual who will be eating it. Some like burgers well-done and others like a little pink.
Another factor is the thickness of the burger. Burgers thicker than 1/2″ to 3/4″ is what the George Foreman Grill is designed to grill with the cooking times mentioned in the manual. You will need to adjust the cooking times accordingly for thicker burgers and for thinner ones. This can make the cooking of the burgers more challenging.
In time, you should know with practice, how long to cook a burger for every member of the family.
You can purchase a George Foreman Grill or upgrade to a newer model with additional features by clicking on the link below.
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