How to grill burgers
- Brush burgers with olive oil before grilling. It ensures the burgers won’t stick on the grill and will take on a nice sear, sealing the juices inside.
- NEVER push on a burger when grilling! For some reason, it is commonplace as a burger grills to push down on it with a grilling spatula. DON’T! This only squeezes out flavorful juices that keep the burger moist.
- Turn once. Only. It is best to turn a burger the fewest times possible. Grill experts recommend starting with a hot grill, allowing a 2-3 minute sear on one side, and turning to fully cook on the opposite side. This keeps the burger intact and juicy.
- Check the internal temperature. There are many rules of thumb on how to check to see if a burger is cooked. The safest way is to use a meat thermometer and ensure the internal temperature has reached 160. Also, the meat will continue to cook some once it is removed from the grill.
- Allow burgers to rest before serving. Once the burgers are done, place them on a platter to ‘rest’, or sit for about 5 minutes before serving which allows the burger to remain juicy and intact.