How to Cook Burgers on a George Foreman

A George Foreman grill removes excess fat from foods, which makes the meat healthier. The grill allows you to enjoy the taste of grilled food indoors, which is helpful when the weather does not cooperate. There are many models of George Foreman grills but they all cook burgers by the same method.

Spray the grill plates with non-stick spray. This prevents the meats from sticking. The George Foreman grill has a non-stick surface but leaner meats may stick to it.

Weigh the meat using a digital scale to form appropriately sized patties. Burgers are usually 0.113kg. to 0.454kg. Form patties that are 3 1/2 inches in diameter and 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick for even cooking.

Plug in the George Foreman grill and preheat it for 10 minutes. The red light will go off when the grill is preheated. Place the dripping pan underneath the grill to catch the fat.

Place the burgers on the grill and close the cover. Grill the burgers for 5 to 8 minutes. Cooking time will vary based on the thickness of the burgers and other ingredients you may have added to the meat.

Remove the burgers from the grill when they reach an internal temperature of 73.9 degrees Celsius. Test the temperature by inserting a meat thermometer. Turn off the grill and allow it to cool. Clean the grill with a damp washcloth and mild soap. Empty the drip tray into the trash or store the grease in an airtight container.


Season the burgers with salt, pepper, cayenne or garlic powder. Frozen burgers will take longer to cook.


Do not leave the George Foreman grill unattended. Do not clean the grill with harsh or abrasive cleansers.

Things You'll Need

  • Non-stick spray
  • Lean minced meat
  • Digital food scale
  • Meat thermometer
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