how long to grill burgers-what temp to grill burgers on a propane grill

How long to grill burgers – What temperature to Grill burgers on a propane or charcoal grill – burger grill time chart

Burgers are perhaps the most commonly cooked food on propane and charcoal grills. Burgers are easy to prepare and fast to cook. Grilled beef burgers pack amazing flavor, and it is affordable to grill lots of burgers to feed a crowd. In this article, we include a burger grill time chart to help you grill perfect burgers every time.

happy lady using burger grill time chart

Now, raise your hand if you have ever burned a burger? Ok, if you haven’t burned a burger, maybe you have burned the bread; anyways, there are better ways to grill burgers than just guessing when they are done. If you learn at what temperature to Grill burgers in your gas, propane or charcoal grill, you will consistently make perfect burgers and maybe try a new recipe. 

Let’s get started!

How long do you grill hamburgers on a propane or charcoal grill?

The time it takes to cook burgers in your gas grill depends on a few factors, but it takes on average 5 to 10 minutes to cook hamburgers on a gas grill heated to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. The burger patty thickness will impact how long the burger needs to remain in the grill to reach adequate temperature. Your grill’s set temperature to cook the burgers will also affect the time to achieve ideal internal temperatures.

Ultimately, your own preferences will play a role here. While grilling a ground beef burger to be well done can take ten minutes, grilling a ground beef burger to medium rare can take about seven minutes. Of course, keep in mind that the meat patty thickness will be a variable when calculating “doneness” and cooking times. 

The best way to know when your burgers are cooked is by checking the meat’s internal temperature; once the desired temperature is reached, your burgers are done. Beware that direct heat can burn the meat when it starts releasing its grease.

Many chefs and BBQ pitmasters have one answer when asked, “when will the food be ready?” Their response is always the same, “when is done,” meaning when the food reaches the desired internal temperature.

Cooking by guessing is for amateurs; if you are serious about cooking and grilling, get yourself a good temperature gauge and follow internal temperature guidelines such as USDA temperature recommendations or our Meat Temperature Chart to improve your grilling.

Burger Grill Time Chart –  grilling burgers at 450 F

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Burger Grilling Time and Temperature Chart

Meat Medium Medium Well Well Done
Turkey & Chicken Burgers
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Grill for 5 minutes FLIP Grill for an additional 5 minutes Internal Temperature of 170 Degrees Fahrenheit or higher
Beef / Meat Patty
Grill for 3 minutes, FLIP grill for 5 more minutes The internal temperature of 135 - 150 degrees Fahrenheit
Grill for 3 minutes, FLIP grill for 6 more minutes The internal temperature of 150 F - 165 F degrees.
Grill for 3 minutes, FLIP grill for 7 more minutes internal temp of 165 F or higher

One Last Word.

Always use a meat thermometer or probe to check the internal meat temperature before serving your burgers. Guessing when your food is done can be dangerous but also robs the meat of its potential flavors. 

 

 

Our advice is always to use a temperature gauge and follow USDA meat temperature recommendations.

 

 

Enjoy Life, Get Grilling!

Accessories Recommended in this Guide

We strongly recommend you use a suitable meat temperature probe and follow the USDA meat temperature guidelines.

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