Charles loves to cook and enjoys trying new recipes every day. He specializes in recreating gourmet comfort food.
Burger Cravings Solved
How many times have you found yourself craving a hamburger or cheeseburger and just not feeling like you want to leave the house? The patties are frozen or you really don't feel like sticking your hands in a big bowl of meat. Back in 1994, a guy named George Foreman had that same craving and problemwith his meat. He decided to do something about it. With a little help from a company called Salton and a whole bunch of infomercials, the George Foreman Grill was introduced to millions of customers faced with exactly the same dilemma as George. The ability to make juicy hamburgers at home, grilled on your countertop in just a few minutes is possible and easy. If you're not familiar with this revolutionary machine and the delicious meals that can be made with it, then you have come to the right place. Follow along and start cooking frozen hamburger patties in three easy steps.
Steps to Making Frozen Burgers With the Foreman Grill
Preheat your Foreman Grill. Always start with a clean grill and make sure you have access to a flat, open area on your counter to place your grill. Plug in the grill. Most Foreman Grills will have a red and green indicator light. When the light turns green, you are all set to start grilling. For grills without an indicator light, I recommend waiting about five minutes before grilling to allow the grill to reach the optimal temperature.
Seasoning the Frozen Patties on the Grill
Grab your frozen hamburger patties and place them on the Foreman Grill. You should hear a nice sizzle as they make contact with the grill surface. Close the lid. After 2 minutes, lift the lid and season the patties with your favorite seasoning, and close the lid. (It's best to apply the seasoning after the burgers have defrosted a little to prevent whatever spices you are using from falling off the frozen patty.) I'm particularly fond of just basic salt and pepper. Feel free to apply your favorite seasonings at this time.
I currently use the 2 Serving Copper Infused George Foreman Grill. Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the size and weight of your frozen hamburger patties. The particular George Foreman Grill you are using could also affect the cooking time. I will provide the cook times that work for me. You might have to adjust your cooking times a tiny bit to suit your particular Foreman Grill and the size of your hamburger patties. For a typical 4-ounce frozen burger patty, I find that for a medium burger (pink in the center), cook for 6 minutes. For well done, I try to not go past 8 minutes. I find that cooking any longer than that the burgers will tend to dry out. If you have an instant-read thermometer, you will be looking for a temperature of 160 degrees for well done. The juices should run clear when the burgers are fully cooked. Remember to allow some time for melting the cheese if you opt for cheese. I usually wait to put the cheese on at the end of the cooking process. I generally unplug the grill while the cheese melts, this gives me time to set up my plate, toppings, and buns without overcooking the burgers.
Continue reading below for reviews of some of my favorite frozen hamburger patties.
My Favorite Frozen Hamburgers From Whole Foods Market
1. Pineland Farms Frozen Burger Patties
This 16-ounce package of four 100% beef patties can often be found on sale for only $4.49. Regularly $6.99. Grill these tasty burgers on the George Foreman Grill and feel good doing it. These frozen burger patties contain no antibiotics or growth hormones. Made from 100% pure ground beef.
2. Meyer Angus Beef Frozen Burger Patties
Available at Whole Foods, this box of goodness brings you 32 ounces of premium Angus Beef. The package contains 8 frozen 100% Angus beef patties from the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Bob Meyer raises his Angus Cattle without added hormones or antibiotics. A solid buy for only $9.95.
3. The Organic Meat Co. Frozen Beef Patties
If you enjoy the taste of organic, grass feed beef, then this 16-ounce package of 4 frozen burger patties is an excellent choice. Made from 100% grass-fed beef, these burger patties are made in Australia by the country's largest organic beef processing company. These frozen burger patties are sustainable and fed a 100% organic, vegetarian diet. Perfect on the George Foreman Grill for non-vegetarians like me.
George Foreman 2 Person Grill
This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.
© 2021 Charles Kikas