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Making the Perfect Hamburger

One staple fast food that has been loved by everyone for decades is the hamburger. Each year around 50 billion burgers are sold and McDonald’s alone sells around 2.3 billion each year.

While making burgers, you must take into consideration that not all burgers can be cooked in the same way. They are also not grilled for the same time. Each type of burger has its time frame. Here is a list of the items you need to consider while grilling and how much time it will take to grill them.

For the perfect burger grill time, visit thekitchencommunity. Here’s a basic guideline to the perfect burger….


Cook each side of the patty for about two minutes. Overall, it will take 4-5 minutes to cook the whole patty.

Medium Rare

Cook the patty for three minutes on one side, then flip it. And cook the other side for another four minutes and you have a medium-rare patty.


Cook one side of the patty for three minutes. Then after flipping, cook the other side for five minutes and you have yourself a medium patty.

Medium Well

Same as before, the only difference being after flipping, you cook it for an additional six minutes. This way you will have a medium-well patty.

Well done

Cook one side of the patty for three minutes, flip it, then cook the other side for seven more minutes.

Each minute determines what type of meat you are cooking, and that will impact the taste of your burger. Be sure that the meat is getting the heat directly.

Be sure to keep the temperature within 135-165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.89 °C). To be more specific, for rare cooked meat, the temperature should be 125 degrees Fahrenheit (51.67 °C). Medium rare, 135 degrees Fahrenheit (57.22 °C). For Medium, 145 degrees Fahrenheit (62.78 °C). For Medium Well, 155 degrees Fahrenheit (68.33 °C) and for Well done ones, 165 degrees Fahrenheit (73.89 °C).

The type of grill also gives a different taste and based on the type of burger you are making, the timing will vary. Most people go for two types of grills, either charcoal or gas grills.

Charcoal grills will take a longer time as it takes longer to be heated properly. They can take 15-20 minutes just to get hot enough for cooking!

Gas grills, on the other hand, take less time and can grill the patty faster than charcoal. But charcoal grills are mostly preferred for camping since they are lightweight.

Give your patty a moment to rest while you prepare the bun and condiments.



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