Having some of the best selling frozen hamburger patties on hand whether it’s summer, spring, fall, or winter is always great for being prepared for a tasty get together or just having a couple burgers with the family. There are plenty of brands to choose from but we’ll pair down the list to the best sellers. Also we’ll touch on how best to prepare your selected frozen patty for the best results to impress your friends and family.
How to cook frozen hamburgers in the oven
Cooking frozen hamburgers in the oven is a super easy way to get great burgers without a bunch of fuss. Just preheat your oven to 350 degrees and place the patties on a lightly greased sheet pan. Cook the patties for approximately 1 hour but be sure to keep an eye on them as they cook. Depending on the thickness and size of the patties it can take a little more or less time for them to cook properly.
How to cook frozen burgers on the stove
Cooking frozen hamburgers on the stove top couldn’t be easier. Heat a skillet or griddle of your choice to medium heat and place the frozen patties evenly across it. Simply cook until one side is well browned then flip. Cook the other side until it is well browned and then serve. For the safest approach, use an instant read thermometer to cook the burgers to 160 degrees. Place the tip of the thermometer into the center of the patty to get your reading.
How to cook frozen burgers on the grill
To cook your frozen patties on the grill start by preheating your grill to its medium setting or approximately 350 degrees. Once there gently place your frozen patties evenly across the grill, noting that some areas of your grill may be hotter than others due to the flame pattern. Keep an eye on the patties as they cook, paying special attention to the ones that appear to be cooking faster than others. Flip once the bottom side has become well browned. The first side will take a bit of time since the burger is thawing as it is cooking. The second side will brown much quicker. Remove from the heat and enjoy once the second side is done.
How to season frozen hamburger patties
Salt and pepper is usually at that is needed to season a hamburger patty whether it is frozen or not. Toppings are what are really going to make the difference. I prefer grilled onions and mushrooms with some Swiss cheese and mayonnaise for the best burger you could ever dream of, but that’s me. Obviously your preferences will vary. The real trick in my mind is not overcooking the patties. You want to keep them as moist and juicy as possible. The problem is that the FDA suggests cooking hamburger to 160 degrees in the middle. This is well done and juices will be long cooked away by this point. If you decide to stop short of 160 degrees know that you’re risking food borne illness in exchange for a juicier hamburger patty.
Best Burger Patty Brands
Of all of the frozen burger patty brands to choose from, the choice is less critical than the preparation. This is assuming you’re buying patties that haven’t already been cooked. The challenge is to not overcook the meat and dry it out. A little salt and pepper to make the flavor pop is always a must. Toppings are where it’s at for the real deal in burgers. If you want to make your friends and family happen make sure you have a wide variety of toppings available. This way even if you’re a terrible cook and you absolutely scorch the burgers down to hockey pucks your guests can still doctor the flavor up with enough toppings that they’ll hardly notice there’s a patty under there somewhere. Ideally you won’t ruin your burgers. The FDA suggests cooking burgers to 160 degrees to kill any potential for getting sick. This is unfortunately going to make for a dry burger. You can go a little less than this and get tastier results but you’re risking getting sick. This may not be what you want to do when you’re having a large get together. In any event, good luck and happy cooking.