How to Keep Hamburgers Warm After Grilling

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How to Keep Hamburgers Warm After Grilling
Hamburgers can be kept warm until dinner is ready to be served. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Grilled hamburgers are an essential for a summer barbecue. Unfortunately, if you are feeding a large crowd of people all at once, some of the burgers are going to get cold before they reach the mouths of your guests. There are a few techniques you can utilise to ensure that the burgers stay warm for your friends and family members until it is time to eat.

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Things you need

  • Aluminium tray
  • Aluminium foil

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  1. 1

    Place an aluminium tray in a nearby oven on the "Keep Warm" setting. If you don't have that type of setting, choose a low temperature, such as 51.6 to 65.5 degrees C.

  2. 2

    Remove the aluminium tray as soon as the first batch of hamburgers comes off of the grill. Place the hamburgers on the warmed tray.

  3. 3

    Cover the tray with aluminium foil to form a tent immediately after placing the grilled hamburgers inside. This will keep the hamburgers warm.

  4. 4

    Add each batch of hamburgers to the aluminium tray as they come off the grill. Remember to cover the tray back up with the aluminium foil.

Tips and warnings

  • You can also place a medium-sized tray inside of a large tray filled 1/3 of the way with hot water (not boiling). Toss the burgers in the medium tray, and cover with the aluminium foil.
  • The USDA warns that you must never leave the grilled hamburgers out for longer than two hours. All perishable foods need to be refrigerated by the two hour mark.

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