Frozen burgers get a bad rap for being bland and flavourless, but they don’t have to be. This recipe will show you how to cook your frozen burgers for an incredible burst of flavour that you can whip up in no time at all.
Grilled Frozen Burgers
Learning how to grill frozen burger patties is fun and easy, and a few simple tweaks before you start cooking can really elevate the way your burgers taste. We recommend using a variety of classic toppings to create a meal your friends and family will be drooling over.
Add our hamburger seasoning once your beef has defrosted on the grill, and pair it with your favourite classic toppings to create a quick meal your family will love.
How To Grill Frozen Burgers
Step 1 – Preheat Your Grill
Perhaps the most important step is preheating your grill to 350ºF/176ºC to ensure it’s ready for your frozen burgers. Ensuring the temperature is stable and ready before you add your burgers will create an even cook throughout the burgers.
Step 2 – Grill Frozen Burgers
Place your frozen burger patties onto the grill, ensuring a space of around 1″ between each patty. This allows all sides to be grilled evenly for a thorough cook.
Step 3 – Apply Seasoning
Once the beef has mostly defrosted on the grill, remove your burgers from the grill and apply your seasoning. We recommend combining paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and ground cayenne pepper. Liberally patting on the seasoning to the outsides of the burger is key, whilst being careful not to burn yourself as they may still be hot!
Step 4 – Grill Again & Prepare Toppings
Return your burger patties to the grill once they’re thoroughly seasoned and leave them to cook.
Prepare your toppings whilst you’re waiting for the burgers to cook. We recommend classic toppings such as cheese slices, iceberg lettuce (sliced into patty-sized pieces and layered on top of the burger), tomato slices, and condiments such as ketchup and relish.
The toppings you use are entirely up to you, however. If you’re looking to experiment, some other options can include blue cheese and bacon, pineapple, nacho cheese Doritos, or even Smoked Mac & Cheese for the food buffs.
Step 5 – Flip Burgers
Regularly flip your burgers every 5 or so minutes to ensure even cooking on all sides.
Step 6 – Add Cheese Slices (Optional)
If you’re opting to add cheese slices to your burgers, do it while the burgers are still on the grill to get that melty texture that is synonymous with good quality cheeseburgers. We typically recommend doing this step once an internal temperature of 160ºF/70ºC has been reached.
If you don’t want to add cheese, skip this step.
Step 7 – Serve!
Once you’re happy with the internal temperature of your burgers, remove them from the heat and serve them alongside your chosen toppings!
The Perfect Sides for Grilled Burgers
We recommend serving homemade fries, Smoked Potato Bombs, Ceasar salad or Smoked Sweet Potatoes alongside your grilled frozen burgers for a wholesome classic meal.
Frozen Burgers FAQs
Can You Grill Frozen Burgers?
Yes, you can grill frozen patties on any gas, wood, or charcoal grill. Grilling frozen burger patties is quick and easy. You can elevate your burgers by adding seasonings once the meat has defrosted and by pairing them with classic toppings.
How Long To Cook Frozen Burgers On The Grill?
This depends on the size of the frozen patty. For 1/3 lb thin patties, it should take approximately 10 minutes to cook to a safe internal temperature of 160ºF. For 1/2 or 3/4 lb frozen burger parties, allow 5 more minutes per 1/4 lb.
Is It Better To Grill Frozen Or Fresh Burgers?
It’s always better to grill fresh burgers vs frozen burgers. However, if you don’t have time to prepare fresh hamburgers, grilling up frozen burgers can be quick, easy, and delicious.
What Temperature Do You Grill Frozen Burgers?
The best temperature to grill frozen burgers is 350ºF. At this temperature, it should take between 10 – 15 minutes to cook completely and get a safe internal temperature of 160ºF on your frozen meat patties.
Grilled Frozen Burger Recipe
- BBQ Grill Accessories (Tongs)
- Mixing Bowl
- 4 x Frozen burger patties
- 4 x Burger buns
- 1 tbsp paprika
- 1 tbsp salt
- 1 tbsp pepper
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp ground cayenne pepper
- 4 x Cheese slices
- Whole tomatoes
- Iceberg lettuce
- Pickles optional
- Ketchup optional
- Relish optional
- Any other toppings you choose
- Preheat your grill to 350ºF/176ºC.
- Place your frozen burger patties onto the grill.
- Once the beef has defrosted, remove your burgers from the grill and apply your seasoning.
- Return your burger patties to the grill and prepare your chosen toppings.
- Regularly flip your burgers to ensure even cooking on both sides.
- Once an internal temperature of 160ºF/70ºC has been reached, add your cheese slices (optional).
- Remove your burgers from the heat and serve with your toppings!