You may be grilling burgers all wrong! This EASY Ultimate Burger Grill Guide gives you everything on How to Grill the Perfect Burger! It will change your burger game completely.
Summer is here and grills are ablaze cooking up seasonal favorites. A summertime staple is cooking burgers on the grill but often they turn out dry and tasteless.
With a few simple burger grill tips for how to grill hamburgers your homemade burgers will rival the best juicy hamburgers from your favorite restaurant.
Ultimate Burger Grill Guide: How to grill the perfect Burger
Though grilling burgers isn’t difficult it does require some basic information to grill like a pro. The ground beef used, some key steps in the burger preparation and grilling and basics like knowing how to check for doneness make all the difference!
Which ground beef to use for grilling burgers
Our Ground beef is the most popular ground beef to use for burgers. The higher fat amount gives great flavor and keeps the burger moist while not being overly expensive.
Maintaining a 15-20% fat content is the perfect target in a ground beef to make a great moist grilled burger. Ground meats can be mixed for different flavors; even combinations like beef and chorizo, beef and ground pork or different types of ground beef. Just keep the fat content in that 15-20% sweet spot!
What to add to the ground beef to make it stick together?
I’ve seen the question ‘what should be added to the ground beef to make the burger stick together?’
The answer is NOTHING! Unlike something like meatloaf or meatballs that require a binder like bread crumbs to stick together, good quality ground beef with the fat content mentioned handled well is all that is need for a perfect grilled burger!
Grill temperature for burgers
Generally, burgers should be cooked on Medium-High (approximately 375 degrees) to High (400 degrees). Most gas grills have a built in thermometer to monitor the heat but you can buy a grill thermometer for charcoal grills too.
How long to cook burgers on the grill
As a rule of thumb, here are the cooking times (beef burgers) for different doneness when cooking over high heat (note: all grills are different so always check with the thermometer):
- Rare: 4-5 minute total
- Medium-Rare: 6-7 minutes total
- Medium: 8-9 minutes total