If you want a juicy and tender burger, be careful not to handle the meat too much, as overworking will damage its binding mechanisms and result in tough and dense texture.

Be sure to chill the halal burgers in tullamarine patties prior to cooking as this will ensure they maintain their shape during baking. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that your burger reaches optimal cooking temperatures.

Cooking on the Grill

Grilled burgers are an outdoor classic. But because grill temperatures and thickness vary so significantly from cookout to cookout, using an instant-read thermometer and keeping an eye on your burgers as they cook is key for success.

To keep your burgers from puffing up and losing their shape while cooking, create an indent using your thumb in the center of each patty. We found that making a wide, shallow depression (similar to what a salad plate or donut has) prevented inflating while cooking while being easy enough for removal once doneness has been reached.

Another key tip when flipping burgers is only flipping once. Frequent flipping disrupts the juicy juices inside and can result in dry burgers. Once your burgers reach the internal temperature you desire, transfer them onto toasted buns with desired toppings before leaving them rest for one minute so their juices redistribute evenly before eating them.

Cooking on the Stove

Stovetop burgers can make for an exceptional alternative to grilling. We suggest using either a well-seasoned cast iron skillet, griddle pan, or nonstick pan coated lightly with cooking oil – you may wish to use a splatter screen or long tongs to prevent excess splattering of grease across your pan! Seasoned pans add flavor while helping the patties brown evenly; when using frozen patties make sure they have been completely defrosted prior to adding them into the pan; cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees Fahrenheit for best results.

If using a large, deep skillet, heat it over medium high heat until sizzling hot – touching a patty directly should cause it to sizzle! When each patty has formed its crust and turned over, remove from heat and allow it to sit for 5-10 minutes to let its juices absorb before serving it up!

Cooking in the Oven

Cooking burgers in the oven allows them to reach your desired doneness while still maintaining their shape, and also takes less time than cooking on a stovetop. It is an effective way to ensure juicy and well-done burgers while meeting USDA internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, adding a wire rack that has been lightly coated in cooking spray.

Mix the meat and seasonings, and use your hands to form 4 patties. Pressing one thumb divot in each one will help maintain their shape as they bake.

Place burgers on a rack in the oven, and bake until just short of medium (which may take between 10-18 minutes for an 8 ounce patty depending on your oven). You can add American cheese slices at the last few minutes of baking for deliciously melty cheeseburgers!

Cooking in the Microwave

Cheese, ketchup and the caramelized flavor of charcoal grilling create the quintessential American meal: the burger! But even without access to an outdoor grill or broiler you can still make homemade burgers that are far healthier than going out for fast food.

Microwaving hamburgers requires some finesse; it isn’t as straightforward as just popping them into a microwave for a set amount of time – one mistake and your burgers could become either soggy or dry and flavorless!

To avoid this problem, place the patties in a microwave-safe dish and cover it with wax paper before microwaving on high for 45 seconds and flipping. Microwave until meat reaches 160 degrees Fahrenheit using an instant-read thermometer; let stand covered for another minute or two to absorb any extra fat and complete cooking before topping patty with your choice of condiments and serving on bun.