The answer to the question “how long do you cook burgers on a gas grill” is something I’ve been asked more times than I can count. And while the answer is different for everyone and every grill, there’s a good rule of thumb that will help you get close enough to perfection every time: Cook your burger until it’s done at medium-rare. This means that when you cut into it, there should be very little pink or red meat inside and it should still spring back at all points (not sag like when overcooked). The only tricky part about this method is knowing exactly how long to let your burgers cook on each side before flipping them over. So let’s talk about how long each side takes!
The Best Way to Grill Burgers
- Use a meat thermometer. Burgers should be cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit, which takes about 6-8 minutes on the grill. If you don’t have a grill thermometer and are unsure of when your burgers are done, use your hand to check the internal temperature by pressing down firmly on top of them with your palm–if it feels squishy or soft, they’re not done yet; if there’s no give at all (and maybe even some resistance), then yes–they’re ready!
- Don’t press down on the burgers while grilling them; this will release juices from inside and lead to an overcooked burger outside with raw centers inside. Also avoid overfilling your grill with too many burgers at once–this can cause flare-ups that burn off those precious juices! And finally: don’t flip too often; flip once during cooking so that both sides get equal amounts of heat!
How Long to Cook a Burger on a Gas Grill?
The time it takes to cook your burger depends on a few factors: the thickness of your patty, how hot your grill is, and how well-done you like your burgers.
As a rule of thumb, 5 minutes on each side should do it–though if you want to be exact about it, use an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of one of your patties until it reaches 155 degrees Fahrenheit (68 degrees Celsius). This is medium rare; if you’d like it more done or less done than that, adjust accordingly by adding or subtracting minutes from this time frame. The other thing to keep in mind is not pressing down too much on the meat as they cook; just let them sizzle away without moving them around too much so that they get nice browned edges without overcooking inside!
A good rule of thumb is to grill your burger until it’s done at medium-rare.
A good rule of thumb is to grill your burger until it’s done at medium-rare. If you want a well done burger, cook for 5 minutes per side. If you want a rare burger, cook for 3 minutes per side and so on with other degrees of doneness in between.
There you have it, the best way to grill a burger on a gas grill. If you follow the tips above and cook your burgers until they’re done at medium-rare then you should end up with a delicious juicy patty every time!