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How to Grill Burgers | Ultimate Guide

It might sound simple but there are some steps people forget when creating a delicious grilled burger. I am going to cover how to grill burgers.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: burger recipe, Grilled Burgers, grilling
Servings: 4 burgers
Calories: 491kcal
Author: Bob


  • 1 lb 80/20 ground beef
  • pinch salt
  • pinch pepper
  • 4 slices american cheese
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  • Prepare the Grill - Clean the Grill and scrape it if needed. You want to preheat the grill to about 400°F.
  • Choose the Beef - Don't go frozen with your burger patties! Get some really good 80/20 ground beef to make your burgers. If you have the budget ground ribeye makes an incredible burger.
  • Prepare the Burger - Let the meat rest a few minutes out of the fridge. Then go ahead and make your patties. Don't over pack the patties and also make them slightly bigger than the buns you are going to use. Your looking to create patties that about 1/2 thick.
  • Season the Burger - Salt and pepper is the way to go. You don't want to over season the burger you want to have the flavor of the beef come through!
  • Start Grilling the Burger - Get these patties cooking, when you see a lot of the juices on top of the burger go ahead and flip them. 
  • Toast the Bun - Just after you flip the burgers go ahead put the buns on the grill. Don't forget to give them a little butter.
  • Melt the Cheese - Go ahead and add your favorite cheese. I am using good old american seeing that it melts so well.
  • Pull the burgers - After about 5-10 minutes since you flipped the burgers go ahead and check the temp, you want 160°F before you pull them off.
  • Dress the Burger - Put your favorite condiments on the burger and enjoy!


For tips and tricks refer to the entire blog post! Hope you enjoy this incredible way to make your grilled burgers.


Calories: 491kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 691mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 373IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 311mg | Iron: 4mg