Grilling season is upon us, and that means it's time to break out the grill and fire up some burgers! But what do you do if you forgot to take the burgers out of the freezer? No need to worry—you can still grill delicious burgers even if they're frozen. Here's how.
Preheat the Grill
The first step is to preheat your grill. You'll want to use high heat so that the burgers cook through properly. While the grill is preheating, take the burgers out of the freezer and let them thaw for about 10 minutes.
Create a Crosshatch Pattern
Once the burgers are thawed, it's time to start grilling! Place the burgers on the grill and use a spatula to press down on them so that they make good contact with the grilling surface. Then, use a sharp knife to create a crosshatch pattern on top of the burger patties. This will help the burger cook evenly and also create those coveted grill marks.
Flip Only Once
Resist the urge to flip the burgers too often! Flipping them more than once will dry them out and make them tough. So, let them cook for about three minutes before flipping them over and cooking for an additional three minutes on the other side.
Check for Doneness
The best way to tell if a burger is cooked through is to use a meat thermometer. Insert it into the center of the burger patty and make sure that it has reached an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Another way to check is to simply cut into the burger—if it's pink in the middle, it needs to cook for a bit longer.
That's all there is to it! Just follow these simple steps and you'll be grilling up delicious frozen burgers in no time. So fire up that grill and get cooking!
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