A Step-by-Step Guide on How to BBQ Classic Hamburgers on a Charcoal Grill
- For medium-rare burgers, grill for 2-3 minutes 135°F to 140°F.
- For medium burgers, grill for 3-4 minutes 145°F to 150°F.
- For well-done burgers, grill for 5-6 minutes 160°F to 165°F.
- 1 How long do you grill a burger per side?
- 2 How long before you flip a burger on the grill?
- 3 How do you know when a charcoal grill is ready?
- 4 Do you close the grill when cooking burgers?
- 5 How do you tell if a burger is done?
- 6 Should I grill burgers with the lid open or closed?
- 7 Are you supposed to close the lid on a charcoal grill?
- 8 How do you tell if a burger is done without cutting it?
- 9 How long should a charcoal grill heat up?
- 10 How long until lump charcoal is ready?
- 11 How long will charcoal burn in a grill?
How long do you grill a burger per side?
Here’s exactly how long to grill your burgers
- For a well-done burger, grill for 7 minutes per side.
- For a medium-well burger, grill for 6 minutes per side.
- For a medium burger, grill for 5 minutes per side.
- For a medium-rare burger, grill for 4 minutes per side.
- For a rare burger, grill for 3 minutes per side.
How long before you flip a burger on the grill?
We do recommend letting the patty cook for at least 3-4 minutes before giving it a first flip, to give the meat time to sear. Otherwise, the patty may start to fall apart. After that, however, you can flip it once and be done, or flip it as often as you like, trying to get both sides to cook and brown evenly.
How do you know when a charcoal grill is ready?
Wait until your charcoal has burned to an even temperature before placing any meat on the grill grates. When the charcoal firsts turns white, it is hot on the outside, but still cool on the inside. You want to wait until at least 2/3rds of the charcoal have turned white and the charcoal has stopped smoking.
Do you close the grill when cooking burgers?
If you’re grilling quick-cooking foods such as burgers, thin steaks, chops, fish, shrimp, or sliced vegetables directly over the flames, you can leave the grill open. But when you grill thicker steaks, bone-in chicken, or whole roasts you’ll want the lid down, especially when you’re cooking with indirect heat.
How do you tell if a burger is done?
The best way to tell if a burger is done is by using a thermometer. This is going to give you the most accurate assurance that your burger is cooked. You want the internal temperature to read no less than 155°F. Let the burgers rest for about 10 minutes and the internal temperature will rise to the 160°F mark.
Should I grill burgers with the lid open or closed?
When cooking burgers on a gas grill with the lid open it will take longer for the burgers to cook. You are losing heat when you open the lid, just like when you open your oven door. If you decide to leave the lid closed from the beginning it will allow heat to build which will make the burgers cook more quickly.
Are you supposed to close the lid on a charcoal grill?
If you have a charcoal burning grill, then you want to keep the lid closed while you cook. When you open the lid, this heat escapes and the meat takes longer to cook, often drying out thanks to the temperature fluctuations.
How do you tell if a burger is done without cutting it?
Now touch your thumb to your middle finger: The meat is medium rare if it feels like that. Next, connect your ring finger and your thumb: If the meat feels like the fleshy part of your palm now, it’s medium. Finally, join your pinky and thumb: The meat is well done if it feels like that.
How long should a charcoal grill heat up?
But how long should you let the coals burn? Let the charcoal or briquettes burn until they’re covered with white-gray ash (it takes about 5 to 10 minutes for the coals to get to high heat and 25 to 30 minutes to get to medium heat).
How long until lump charcoal is ready?
Lump charcoal is sensitive to airflow and venting due to its shape. Typically it is ready within about 15 minutes and will stay hot up to an hour. Since it lump charcoal does burn quicker than briquettes, additional charcoal can be added at regular intervals.
How long will charcoal burn in a grill?
In any open type of BBQ application e.g. direct grilling, rotisseries, skewers or churrasco, most lump charcoal products will give you 2-3 hours burn time whereas briquettes will push out to 4-5 hours. Of course, this depends on the quality of fuel being used.