Nothing says summer like the smell of the grill and the taste of a freshly barbecued burger. But how do you make sure you get the perfect burger every time? How do you know when it’s done without overcooking it? With just a few simple steps, you can be sure to have delicious burgers ready for your barbecue, every time.
Step 1: Preparing Your Burgers
The first step in making sure your burgers turn out delicious is to prepare them properly. Start with fresh ground beef, and mix in any seasonings or extra ingredients that you’d like. If you’re adding anything like cheese or herbs, try not to over-mix it so that the flavors don’t become too blended together. Make sure each patty is even and about ¾ inch thick before cooking.
Step 2: Preheat Your Grill
When preheating your grill, make sure that it’s hot enough to give your burgers a nice char while still ensuring they’re cooked all the way through. You’ll want to set your grill to medium-high heat – about 375°F – which will give your burgers beautiful grill marks while also helping them cook evenly on both sides. Once the temperature is set, wait 5 minutes before adding your patties.
Step 3: Grill Your Burgers
Once everything is prepped and ready to go, place your burgers on the hottest part of the grill and let them sizzle away for about 4 minutes per side. For a more flavorful burger, add some wood chips to give them an extra smoky taste! After 8 minutes total cooking time, check for doneness using either a thermometer (the internal temperature should reach 160°F) or by pressing down on each patty – if there’s no pink left in the center and they bounce back easily when touched lightly with a finger, they’re done!
No matter what kind of burger you’re grilling up this summer—beef, turkey or veggie—follow these three easy steps and you’ll have perfectly cooked patties every time! For best results, try not to press down on the patties as they cook—this will help keep their juices sealed inside for maximum flavor. And remember that no matter what kind of toppings or seasonings you choose, nothing beats freshly grilled burgers on a warm summer day! So fire up that grill and enjoy!
How long do I barbecue hamburgers for?
Burgers should be cooked for about 4 minutes per side, or 8 minutes total.
What temperature should the barbecue be?
For the best flavor and texture, your grill should be set to medium-high heat – about 375°F.
Should I flip the burgers while they’re cooking?
Yes, you should flip the burgers once during cooking. Doing so will ensure even cooking and help create those beautiful grill marks.
How will I know when the burgers are done?
The internal temperature of the burgers should reach 160°F, or you can press lightly on each patty – if there’s no pink left in the center and they bounce back easily, they’re done!
Is there any way to add extra flavor while grilling burgers?
Yes – adding wood chips to the grill before cooking will give your burgers an extra smoky flavor. Just make sure to soak the chips in water first to avoid any flare-ups. Enjoy!
P.S. Also please take a look at the post about How to Barbecue a Whole Chicken Like a Pro