How To Use A George Foreman Grill For Burgers

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Do You Want to Know How To Use A George Foreman Grill For Burgers?

Burgers are one of the simplest and most delicious meals to make on your George Foreman Grill. To make this a healthy lunch choice, the extra fat from the meat renders and drips away into the dish.

When shopping for ground beef, look for a high-quality product with a protein-to-fat ratio of about 80/20. For this, You can use ground chuck, ground sirloin, short ground ribs, or a combination of beef cuts. You can request that your butcher grind whatever cuts you like.

Preparing burgers on a Foreman contact grill is similar to preparing burgers for an outdoor grill or a sauté pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef and seasonings of choice. Gently fold in the spices using a fork. You don’t want to over-compress the meat. The objective is to keep them light and airy, so they don’t get too thick. Form into patties by rolling between your palms and softly compressing to 4 to 5 inches in diameter and 1/2″ to 3/4″ thick for the best results.

Grilling Greek Burgers


ground beef (1 lb. )

oregano powder (½ tsp. )

dried basil (¼ tsp. )

dried thyme (½ tsp. )

garlic powder (¼ tsp. )

onion powder (¼ tsp.)

salt (½ tsp. )

pepper (¼ tsp. )

small red onion (one)

 crumbled feta cheese (¼ cup)

Olive oil


12 cup diced English cucumber

One teaspoon dried dill

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

Two teaspoon lemon juice

seasoned with salt & pepper


  1. Mix the tzatziki sauce ingredients in a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and keep in the refrigerator.
  2. Combine the ground beef, oregano powder, basil, thyme, onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a medium mixing bowl. Make four 4 ounce patties out of the mixture.
  3. Preheat the indoor/outdoor grill to the fourth set.
  4. Brush the red onion with olive oil after slicing it into four 12″ thick slices.
  5. Place the burgers on one side of the prepared grill and the onions on the other. Cover the grill with the lid. 3-4 minutes each side for medium-rare, 5-6 minutes per side for medium. Grill each burger until the feta cheese melts, about 1 Tbsp each burger. Grill the onions for 3 to 5 minutes per side on a hot grill.
  6. Serve burgers with onions, tomato, lettuce, and 2 Tbsp sauce.


Falafel, or deep-fried ground chickpeas, is a typical basis for Greek sandwiches. By coating the ground beef patties with a falafel mix of chickpea flour, you can get a wonderfully crispy surface that complements the Greek-inspired toppings nicely.


Burgers are delicious on their own. Condiments and layers of fresh toppings, on the other hand, may truly improve a decent beef burger. Some of the delicious toppings, such as grilled sweet onion slices, are best prepared on my Foreman grill. Because the burgers only require a few minutes to cook, prepare your toppings, sauces, and sides ahead of time.

Not everyone enjoys burgers in the same way. It’s a good idea to set up a large plate with a selection of toppings for everyone to choose from. Try some of the following:

  • Thin slices of American or provolone cheese
  • ripe red tomatoes, sliced
  • Onion slices grilled
  • Leaves of lettuce
  • Pickle chips, sweet or sour
  • Slices of grilled red bell pepper
  • Slices of avocado
  • Bacon on the grill

Prepare tiny serving dishes or ramekins with little spoons for the condiments. The variety of condiments available appears to be limitless. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Ketchup made from tomatoes
  • Mayonnaise
  • Mustard
  • relish made from pickles
  • Dressing ranch
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole
  • Chutney
  • Sauce with horseradish
  • Sauce with hot peppers

You have various options for the bread you should use for your burgers. My personal favorite is a good Kaiser roll. A good old-fashioned soft Burger bun, on the other hand, is as delectable. If you’re feeling brave, try fork-split English muffins that have been lightly baked on the inside. Brioche and potato rolls are both delicious.

To go with Burgers, you need a few simple sides. There’s no need to overshadow the main event. Potato chips, fries, coleslaw, potato salad, and three-bean salad are all excellent options. At the conclusion of this piece, you’ll find a handful of recipes.

Piggy Burger on the Grill

Burger Ingredients

12 cooked bacon slices

7 oz. deli-sliced ham

Six sliced hamburger buns

7 oz. sliced cooked pork loin

Pimento Cheese (Pimento Cheese):

One box (7 oz.) shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

14 cup jalapeno, diced

Two tablespoons mayonnaise

1 (4 oz.) jar drained pimentos


  1. Remove the upper grill plate to reveal the broiler. Connect the lower grill plate. Preheat the grill and broil on HIGH.
  2. Broil the buns, cut side up until they are toasted. Meanwhile, combine all of the pimento cheese ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat the mixture at high speed with the beater attachment until all of the ingredients are mixed to the desired consistency.
  3. Remove the toasted buns and stack the bottom bread with ham, pork, and bacon. Top the bread with a hefty scoop of pimento cheese.
  4. Return the top bun to the grill and cook for 2 minutes on HIGH Broil, or until the cheese is bubbling.

For Cheese Burgers

In a mixing bowl, add all of the burger ingredients and well incorporate. Divide the mixture into four equal halves and shape it into round burger patties. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for 30 minutes, or overnight if necessary.

Preheat your favorite George Foreman Grill to the highest setting. Close the cover and grill the burgers until thoroughly cooked and the juices run clear. Remove the burgers from the grill and, while they are still hot, add a piece of cheese on each patty.

Grill the brioche buns for approximately a minute or until gently browned.

Spread your preferred burger sauces or relish on both sides of your toasted bread before adding your cheesy burger patties. Add some gherkin, a slice of tomato and red onion, and a huge piece of lettuce on top.

Serve with a side salad and chips, and get ready to dive in!


A Foreman grill may be a helpful countertop kitchen device, especially if you enjoy making your own burgers but don’t have access to an outdoor grill. If you preheat the grill and utilize the proper thickness patties, Foreman grills can cook beef, turkey, or even frozen burgers in minutes. Always use the grill’s drip tray during cooking to avoid a mess, and check the internal temperature of your burgers before serving.