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 thermometerand 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.