Foreman grill cooking times

Updated February 21, 2017

George Foreman Cooking now offers a complete line of cooking equipment that includes several models of the Foreman Grill. This electric grilling device cooks meats and more on an angle, allowing the fat to melt away and run into a catch pan to reduce fat content and to promote a healthier lifestyle. While the cooking times for various items may vary depending on your preferences, below you will find some basic cooking times for a variety of food types when using your Foreman Grill.

Beef, Lamb and Pork

These popular proteins are available in all sorts of cuts, and there is no room to cover them all, but there are some guidelines to follow that will allow you to get all of your steaks, burgers and chops to the exact temperature that you want to eat them. All times are referenced with the assumption that the grill is being used with the cover down unless otherwise noted. Hamburgers are the most commonly grilled food in America. It will take 5 to 7 minutes for a 3/4-inch-thick minced meat patty to cook until the pink has just disappeared. Hot dogs or brats only take 3 minutes. Steaks are also a popular grill item and the toughest thing to get just right, but you can safely assume that a 1-inch-thick steak cooked to medium temperature will take 8 minutes. Cut the time to 6 minutes for medium rare. If you are cooking a bone-in cut like a T-bone, don't cook it with the cover down. Open it up and adjust the cook time to 5 minutes each side for medium rare and 8 minutes per side for medium. A 1-inch-thick lamb chop cooked to medium will take 7 minutes, as will boneless pork or a veal chop cut 3/4 of an inch thick.


Probably the second most grilled food in America is the chicken. Chicken breasts that weigh about 113gr each will only take 5 minutes to cook through on the Foreman Grill. Turkey breasts cook at the same speed. If the lid is left up for basting or brushing on sauces, then it will be necessary to cook the chicken or turkey for 6 minutes on each side.

Fish and Seafood

Cooking fish on a regular outdoor grill can be challenging because of the delicate nature of many fish fillets or steaks. However, the Foreman Grill's non-stick surface makes preparing fish a quick and easy process. When cooking fish fillets or steaks, the rule of thumb is to cook them for 2 to 3 minutes per 1/2-inch of thickness. When preparing scallops, those sized 15 to 20 per pound will cook in 3 minutes. Large shrimp cook in about the same amount of time.


Depending on your preferences, you will have to experiment to get your veggies just right. Do you like them soft or do you like them with some crunch? In most cases, you can grill any vegetable with the cover down in less than 5 minutes.

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