How to Broil a Burger
- by Omaha Steaks
- Last updated Mar 23, 2023
When you think of burgers, you probably think of grilling, but that’s not the only way to cook a juicy, mouthwatering burger. Broiling burgers in the oven is easy and delicious. A broiler uses top-down heat at high temperatures, providing a nice char on the outside of the burger and perfect doneness on the inside. So, when you can’t make it outside to grill, you have everything you need to cook a perfect burger in the comfort of your home.
What You’ll Need to Broil a Burger
- Omaha Steaks Gourmet Burgers
- Omaha Steaks Seasoning or Salt and Pepper
- Cooking Oil
- Broiler Pan or Baking Sheet
How to Cook Burgers with a Broiler
Follow these steps for a juicy and delicious broiled burger.
1. Thaw Burgers
Omaha Steaks gourmet burgers are flash-frozen and individually packaged for maximum freshness and convenience. Keep your freezer stocked and enjoy a juicy burger any time the craving strikes. Plan ahead and place burgers in the refrigerator to thaw overnight, or quick-thaw by submerging vacuum-sealed burgers in cold water for 20-30 minutes until thawed.
Can I Broil Frozen Burgers?
We do not recommend broiling frozen burgers. For best results, thaw burgers completely before broiling.
2. Season Burgers
Pat burgers dry with a paper towel. Lightly oil and season both sides of the burger liberally, using approximately one teaspoon of seasoning per burger. Omaha Steaks Seasoning, with a perfect blend of garlic, onion, and savory spices, is our preferred burger seasoning. Optionally, season with your favorite dry rub or keep it simple with coarse sea salt and pepper.
Place seasoned burgers on a broiler pan or baking sheet, leaving 1 inch between portions. A broiler pan works best when broiling burgers and will provide a grill-like experience. If you broil on a baking sheet, ensure it has a lip to contain any juices from leaking into the oven.
3. Broil Burgers on High to Desired Doneness
Preheat your broiler to high and place oven rack 3 inches from broiler element. Broil burgers 5-6 minutes per side for well-done. Adjust cooking time for your desired doneness and monitor the internal temperature of the burger to avoid overcooking. Remove burgers from the oven at 5° below your desired final temperature.
How Do I Know When Burgers are Done?
Use a high-quality meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature of the burger to determine doneness. The USDA recommends that ground beef be cooked to an internal temperature of 160°F for maximum food safety, resulting in a well-done burger with no pink in the center. Cook to your desired doneness using the chart below.
Burger Doneness Temperature Guide
- Rare: 115-130°F
- Medium-rare: 130-140°F
- Medium: 140-150°F
- Medium-well: 150-160°F
- Well-done: 160°F+
4. Rest, Add Toppings, and Serve!
Remove your baking sheet from the oven and rest burgers under tented foil for 5 minutes to achieve maximum juiciness. Our burgers are so flavorful and juicy they don’t need toppings or sauces, but let your personal preferences and creativity be your guide. Any way you serve it up, it’s guaranteed to be delicious.
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FAQs about Broiling Hamburger Patties
· How Do I Ensure the Burger is Juicy?
Ensure every bite of your burger is extra juicy with the best meat. Omaha Steaks Burgers are crafted from Omaha Steaks Ultra-Premium Ground Beef made from real Omaha Steak trimmings. We’ve perfected the art of burger making for an incredible experience every time. Guaranteed.
· Is it Better to Broil or Grill a Burger?
Broilers and grills both use high, direct heat to cook, achieving a nice char and crust on the outside of the burger. The benefit of using a grill is the signature smoky flavor that is unique to outdoor cooking. But if you don’t have a grill or the weather is poor, using a broiler is an effective and simple method for cooking a burger indoors.
· When Should I Add Cheese for a Cheeseburger?
As a final cooking step, add a slice of cheese to each patty and return to the broiler for the last 25-30 seconds of cooking time, or until cheese is melted.
· How Do I Make the Burger Keto or Paleo?
Our all-beef gourmet burgers and steak burgers are naturally gluten-free and keto- and paleo-friendly, with only a single ingredient: beef. Skip the bun and add toppings that meet your dietary needs for a perfect meal.
· Do All Beef Burgers Have the Same Flavor?
Experience unique and irresistible burger flavors with our exclusive PureGround™ burgers, crafted from single-origin aged Omaha Steaks. Choose from filet mignon, Delmonico, New York strip, brisket, or sirloin PureGround™ burgers for an experience you’ve never imagined. It’s like steak on a bun.
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