Cooking hamburgers, minced beef, ground beef or beef patties. There’s nothing quite like sinking your teeth into a juicy hamburger. Whether you’re grilling outdoors or whipping up a quick meal indoors, hamburgers are a classic crowd-pleaser. Choose your cooking method and we’ll help with cooking times and temperatures! Translation in French : steak haché.
How do I cook hamburgers?
- Choosing hamburgers
- Preparing hamburgers
- How do I know if a hamburger is fully cooked?
- Cooking hamburgers on a grill
- Cooking hamburgers in a pan
What to pair hamburgers withs?
Top your burgers with a slice of cheese (cheddar, Swiss, or American). Add some fresh veggies, such as lettuce, tomatoes or pickles. Serve your burgers with fries (or chips), onion rings, coleslaw, or a bean salad. Don’t forget sauces (ketchup, mustard, mayo, BBQ sauce…)
When it comes to hamburgers, you’ll want to choose a meat that has a good fat content. Ground beef with a fat content of 80-85% is ideal. You can also opt for ground chuck, which has a slightly higher fat content of around 15-20%.
To prepare hamburgers, start by shaping the ground beef into patties that are roughly 1/2 inch to 3/4 inch thick. Use your thumb to create a small indentation in the center of each patty – this will help prevent the burgers from puffing up during cooking.
You can find hamburgers pre-formed and packaged in plastic wrap in stores (fresh or frozen). While convenient, pre-formed patties may not be the best option, so consider purchasing ground beef and shaping your own patties at home.
A regular burger weighs between 4 oz (quarter pounder) to 6 oz.
How do I know if a hamburger is fully cooked?
Using a meat thermometer is the best way to know if your hamburger is cooked.
- The internal temperature of the patties should reach 125°F (50°C) for a medium rare hamburger.
- The internal temperature of the patties should reach 140°F (60°C) for a medium hamburger.
- The internal temperature of the patties should reach 160°F (70°C) for a well done hamburger.
Cooking hamburgers on a grill is a summertime must!
1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
2. Place the patties on the grill and cook for
- 3-4 minutes per side for medium-rare,
- 5-6 minutes per side for medium, or
- 7-8 minutes per side for well-done.
The cooking times are given for 6 oz-patties.
Cook hamburgers in pan
Cooking hamburgers or beef patties in a pan is one of the easiest meals you can imagine.
1. Take the burgers out of the fridge 10 inutes before cooking (unless frozen). Heat a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Use a little oil. Season the burgers.
2. Add the patties and see our table to get the cooking time per side : it all depends on the weight of your beef burger and if it’s frozen or not
|4 oz (120 g) burger||6 oz (170 g) burger|
|medium rare||2 minutes per side||3 -4 minutes per side|
|medium||2 minutes 30s per side||5 minutes per side|
|well done||3 minutes per side||6 minutes per side|
|medium rare (frozen burger)||3 minutes per side||4-5 minutes per side|
|medium (frozen burger)||4 minutes per side||6-6.5 minutes per side|
|well done (frozen burger)||5 minutes per side||7-7.5 minutes per side|
Meat is a valuable source of nutrients: Meat is a rich source of protein, which is essential for building and repairing tissues in the body. Meat is also a good source of iron, zinc, and vitamin B12, which are all important for maintaining healthy blood, bones, and nervous system function. However, it’s also important to consume meat in moderation and to choose lean cuts whenever possible, as excessive consumption of red and processed meats has been linked to certain health risks.