½ LB burger recipe with details on how long to grill burgers on a gas grill | Sip Bite Go
Get the best grilling times for cooking burgers on the grill, right here. Today you’ll learn exactly how long to grill a burger on each side on a gas grill. Along with tips for adding cheese. Let’s go! | sipbitego.com
How to form patties for grilled burgers (or use premade)
Grilled burger seasoning - option A: Put the ground beef and seasonings in a large bowl with the salt and pepper, and season it all together before forming the patties. Then divide pound of ground beef in half to form two 8 oz grilled burger patties.
Grilled burger seasoning - option B: Form the beef patties (without seasonings in them), then season top and bottom with salt and pepper.
How to form grilled burger patties. Separate the burger meat into two 8-ounce patties. First, loosely form a ball with your hands. Then shape the ball into flatter discs, a little bit larger than the size of your burger buns. To prevent them from puffing up while grilling, push a hole about ⅓ of the way down the center of the burger patties with your thumb.
Chill burgers in the refrigerator for 15 minutes to a couple of hours before grilling burgers.
How to grill burgers on a gas grill in about 12 minutes (with cheese and grilled buns)
Preheat gas grill to high, about 500 degrees F.
Prep grilled burger buns, if desired, at this time. Brush burger buns on the inside with olive oil and set aside.
Remove the burgers from the fridge immediately before grilling them.
Season burgers with salt and pepper on both sides, if you did not season the ground beef meat before. (though you can always sprinkle a little extra salt and pepper on the outside even if you did season the inside of the grilled burgers - you know, just for good, flavor-rich luck)
Add burgers to grill, directly over the flame (aka direct heat source), once the grill reaches 500 degrees F. Close the grill lid and grill burgers on the first side for 5 minutes.
Spin burgers 90 degrees on the grill. That’s right, don’t flip the grilled burgers yet, but to get beautiful grill marks, slide a spatula under each burger patty and rotate it 90 degrees. Grill burgers for an additional 2 minutes with the grill lid closed.
Flip grilled burgers. (read this step carefully in advance)Flip and grill burgers on the second side, with the lid closed for an additional 3 minutes, or until the burgers are within 1-2 degrees of your desired grilled burger temperature. (use a thermometer to check temperature).
Move burgers to indirect heat in the grill and add cheese at this time. To do this, move burgers to a top rack in the grill, or to an area where they receive indirect heat (not directly over a flame) to finish to desired temperature - WITH CHEESE ON TOP IF DESIRED. This will take about 1-2 minutes. EXAMPLE: For the medium grilled burgers in the Sip Bite Go demonstration, the burgers were cooked on the second side, over direct flame, until they reached a temperature of 133 degrees F. Then they were transferred to a top rack, away from the flame, so they still cooked, but with indirect heat. Once moved to indirect heat, a piece of cheese was added to the burger to melt while cooking. The burgers were removed around 137 degrees F and came close to a medium temperature of 140 degrees F once rested.
Remove grilled burgers and rest for about 5-10 minutes on a cutting board.
Grill burger buns while burger meats rests. Add buns to indirect heat, like the top rack of the grill, with olive oil-brushed insides facing down. Grill buns for about 1-3 minutes until grill marks appear to your desired level. I prefer to only grill the inside of the buns.
Finish assembling burgers with your favorite burger toppings and enjoy.