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Ultimate Guide for How to Grill the Best Burgers

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 20 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6 burgers 1x
  • category Category: Beef
  • method Method: Grilling
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


Learn How to Grill the Best Burgers out there with this easy ultimate burger grilling guide. Everything you need to know – the best meat for burgers, how to shape, how to season and how long to cook.



  • 2 lbs. grass fed ground beef (80/20 or 85/15)
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 hamburger buns


  1. Divide ground beef into 4 (1/2 pound patties) or 6 (1/3 pound patties). Form into patties, being sure not to over handle, that are 1″ thick and a little bigger than the size of your bun. Using a burger press for consist patty sizes.
  2. Using your thumb, gently indent the center of each burger patty. Season both sides with salt and pepper.
  3. Next, heat grill to medium high heat (about 350-400°F).
  4. Place burger patties on the hot grill and close lid. Sear for 2-3 minutes or until you see browning and grill marks.
  5. Gently flip the burgers and grill an additional 2-3 minutes for rare, 4-5 minutes for medium-rare or 6-7 minutes for medium well. Be sure to use your thermometer to confirm temperature. If you’re adding cheese to your burger, add the last 1 minute of grilling and close lid to melt the cheese.  NOTE: time will be less if cooking 1/3 pound burgers.
  6. Remove burgers from grill and let rest for 5 minutes before serving.
  7. Serve burgers however you like.


  • Serving Size: 1 burger

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