No matter where you live, there’s probably a local diner or pub that serves a delicious burger. And while a chef may know exactly how long to cook their burgers on the grill or stove, many people use this information to make their own recipes at home.
How long to cook burgers depends on several factors: the type of burger you’re cooking (ground beef sirloin, chicken breast), what part of the cow it came from (foreshank vs. hind shank), and how thick they are cut (1/8″ thick vs. 1/2″ thick).
The cookup time for burgers depends on the type of burger you are cooking and how you are cooking it. A 1/2 pound burger should be cooked on the stovetop for 5-8 minutes per side depending on how done you like your meat. For example, if you want to cook a rare burger, then 4 minutes will do the trick; however, if you prefer well done beef patties then 8 minutes would be a good start.
For larger cuts like 1 pounders (or more), we recommend increasing your heat slightly so that they don’t dry out or burn during this process–but remember not to overdo it! We recommend cooking large patties at medium-high heat until they reach an internal temperature between 140°F – 160°F (60°C – 71°C).
Grill time depends on the heat of your grill and the thickness of your burger. The more hot it is, the faster your burger will cook. And if you have a thin patty with lots of fat, like a hamburger patty or ground chicken breast, it’s going to take longer than a thicker piece of meat like steak or pork tenderloin because there’s less surface area for heat transfer.
How long should I cook my burger? Well that depends on how thick it is; we recommend cooking patties until they reach an internal temperature between 145°F and 160°F (63°C-71°C). If you want them well done (170°F/77°C), then remove them from heat when they reach 160°F/71°C and let them rest before eating!
How long to cook a burger depends on the type of burger and how you are cooking it.
How long to cook a burger depends on the type of burger and how you are cooking it. The longer you cook a hamburger, the more cooked it will be. If you want your burgers medium rare, for example, then cooking at high heat for two minutes per side should do the trick (and probably make some of your guests ill).
If you’re looking for something more like rare or medium-rare (which I prefer), then four minutes per side should do nicely. If someone tells me their burger is undercooked after five minutes in my pan–well…that’s just not right!
We hope this guide has been helpful in understanding how long it takes to cook a burger on the stove. If you want more information on how long it takes to cook other foods, check out our blog post here!