Frozen Burgers Grilling Tips (3 Quick Tips)

Published By Kevin Turner

Last Updated Jan 30, 2024

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Frozen Burgers Grilling Tips
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    One of the most common ways to cook burgers is on a grill… duh!

    While it’s always best to start with fresh meat there is a time when you may need to cook a pack of frozen burgers on the grill at some point.

    In this article, we’ll talk about:

    • the best ways to grill frozen burgers
    • how to take them out of the freezer
    • season them
    • cook them to perfection.

    These tips will help you make tasty and juicy burgers every time… no matter how long you’ve been grilling or how new you are to it.

    1. Preparing Frozen Burgers for Grilling

    Frozen Burgers Grilling Tips
    Before you put frozen burgers on the grill it is vital and very important that you need to let them thaw the right way. You can put the frozen burgers in the fridge overnight to thaw them, or you can use the microwave if you’re in a hurry. Just make sure you carefully follow the microwave’s instructions and don’t cook the burgers.

    One nice thing about frozen burgers is that they are already shaped and ready to go – no need to form them or use a hamburger press.

    Once the burgers are no longer frozen then it’s time to add the seasonings.

    You can use your favorite mix of seasonings or just salt and pepper (personally, I like to use a lot of salt and just a pinch of pepper).

    Make sure to season the burgers evenly on both sides.

    Related Reading: Find the best meat for your hamburger

    2. Grilling Frozen Burgers – 3 Quick Steps

    If you’re using a gas grill, heat it up to high, and if you’re using a charcoal grill you need to let the coals get nice and hot before you start cooking.

    1) Once the grill is hot you can put the burgers on the grates and close the lid.

    2) Cook the burgers for about 5–6 minutes per side, or until they’re done all the way through. Using a meat thermometer measure the temperature inside the meat should read 160°F when the burgers are done.

    3) Getting frozen burgers to cook evenly on the grill is one of the hardest things to do. Make sure the burgers are all the same thickness and don’t press down on them with your spatula to avoid this. This can cause the juices to leak out – making the burgers dry and tough (Yuk!).

    3. Safety Things to Think About

    Safety should always be the first thing you think about when dealing with raw meat.

    Before and after handling raw meat, make sure to wash your hands and all tools well. Use different cutting boards and tools for raw meat to avoid spreading germs. And use a meat thermometer to check the temperature inside your burgers at all times.

    Flare-ups are another thing to watch out for when grilling burgers. This can happen when fat drips onto the hot coals or burners and causes flames to shoot up. Try to keep the burgers away from direct heat as much as possible to avoid flare-ups. 

    I love a good burger and bet you do you too! Enjoy friends.

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    Kevin Turner
    Hi there, I'm Kevin Turner, Founder and CEO of thegrillingmaster.com. I started this website to share my passion and knowledge with you. You can leverage my years of experience as a pit master and professional to grill great food!

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    My passion has always been grilling, smoking and BBQ delicious meats that satisfy my inner carnivore!

    I started this website to share my passion and knowledge with you, the hungry reader who wants to prepare the perfect meal. 

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