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How Long to Cook Frozen Burgers on Grill

You don’t need to have fresh ground beef for perfect burgers. You can make a juicy, flavorful burgers from a frozen patty if cooked correctly! In this post we'll let you know the best way to turn frozen patties into juicy burgers.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bbq, burgers, frozen, grill
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 1 burger patty frozen


  • Turn grill to medium heat, close lid and allow to get hot. (4-5 minutes)
  • Place frozen burger patties on direct heat on grill, no need to thaw! Close lid and cook for 6 minutes.
  • Open lid, add seasoning or sauce to burger patties (if desired). Flip burgers and add additional seasoning (if desired). Close lid and cook an additional 6 minutes.
  • If you're topping patties with cheese, now is the time. Flip patties, add your cheese, close lid and cook for 3 additional minutes. If not adding cheese, flip and cook an additional 3 minutes.
  • The burgers should be done and considered "medium" at this point and ready to eat! If you like you burgers "well done" then cook for an additional 5-6 minutes instead of 3 minutes. FDA guidelines state that ground meat should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.
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