How Long to Cook Burgers on Gas Grill


The best burgers are cooked over an open flame. But, if you’re using a gas grill, how long do you need to cook it for and what temperature should it be on? We’ll answer all of these questions in this guide!

For grilled burgers, flip after three minutes, then cook for two to three minutes per side

For grilled burgers, flip after three minutes, then cook for two to three minutes per side. This gives you a medium-rare burger that’s perfectly juicy in the middle. The longer you cook it – up to five minutes per side – the more well-done your burger will be.

You can grill a patty on each side for up to six minutes total

Now that you have the time it takes to grill a burger, let’s talk about how to do it right.

  • Don’t leave it on the grill too long: This is probably obvious, but don’t leave your burgers on for more than six minutes total (four minutes per side). If they’re still pink in the middle after six minutes, they need another minute or two on each side–but no more than that!
  • Don’t flip it too often: You want to keep all of those tasty juices inside of your burger by flipping as infrequently as possible. Flip only once during cooking; otherwise, you’ll lose precious moisture and flavor in addition to making little holes in all sides of your meat patty which will allow steaminess and juices out into open air where they won’t be able to stay warm enough for long enough periods of time before being eaten later by hungry mouths looking forward towards eating delicious food instead of just making sure nothing gets wasted during preparation timeframes where nobody wants anything less than perfect results every single time without fail so there’s no room left over anywhere else except maybe outside somewhere else but even then there’d still be plenty leftover space available because nobody cares about wasting resources when we could just go ahead right now instead later sometime later tomorrow evening sometime next week sometime next month sometime next year after New Year’s Eve comes around again next year — No one cares about wasting anything here!

For a medium-rare burger, cook it for four minutes on each side


For a medium-rare burger, cook it for four minutes on each side. This is what I like to do because it’s easy and delicious. If you like your burgers more well done, then check out our guide to cooking burgers on gas grills (which also includes instructions for medium and well-done).

For a medium burger, cook it for five minutes on each side

If you want to cook a medium burger, place it on the cool side of your gas grill and set up for indirect heat. Place a lid over the top of your grill to help cook your burgers more evenly. Then flip them over after five minutes and cook another five minutes before serving.

The best way to know when it’s time for another flip is by using an instant-read thermometer: insert into center of meat, wait three seconds (for accuracy), then remove from heat source; if internal temperature has reached 160 degrees Fahrenheit/71 degrees Celsius, then it’s ready!

For a well-done burger, cook it for five or six minutes on each side.

For a well-done burger, cook it for five or six minutes on each side.

  • Turn the gas grill to high heat and let it preheat for 10 minutes.
  • Brush the cooking grates with oil to prevent sticking.
  • Place the burgers on the grill, close the lid and allow them to cook until done (see chart below). Once you’ve flipped your patties over once, check their temperature with an instant-read thermometer inserted into their centers; they should be at least 160 degrees F when they’re done.

You can use these times as guidelines to get your burgers cooked just right.

  • Make sure the grill is hot enough before cooking the burgers.
  • Grill burgers on a preheated gas grill.
  • Turn the burgers once during cooking, and check with a meat thermometer to ensure they are done to your liking (160 degrees Fahrenheit for medium rare).


If you’re looking to get the most out of your gas grill and make some great burgers, we hope this guide has helped you! It can be tricky to figure out how long it takes to cook a burger on a grill, but now that you know the basics of cooking times and temperatures for different types of meat, it should be much easier for everyone.

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