Can you cook frozen burgers?

In this brief guide we will address the question, “Can you cook frozen burgers”? We will also discuss various methods of cooking frozen burgers in detail and questions pertaining to this subject.

Can you cook frozen burgers?

Yes, you can cook frozen burgers by using an oven, air fryer, frying pan, stovetop etc. It will take longer to grill a frozen burger as that patty will take longer to cook. If you have time then firstly defrost the frozen burger otherwise cook it directly.

When you are going to make frozen burgers, put the meat in the freezer until you are all set to cook it. Wash your hands before and after cooking the burgers for safety from bacteria that reside in the meat. Patties are used to make burgers. A 100g of patties contain upto 240 calories, 4g carbs, 19g fats and 16g proteins. A frozen patty contains 240 calories, 0g carbs, 17g fat and 21g protein. The frozen patties can be cooked in an oven, grill or air fryer.

We are going to discuss various methods to cook frozen burgers.

How to cook frozen burgers in a frying pan

Frozen burger patties are a good option when you don’t have fresh meat or are short in time. You can make patties of your own choice i.e. frozen ground beef or hamburger patties.


You should have frozen patties, buns, ketchup, mayonnaise, cheese, lettuce, fresh avocado.

Cooking frozen burgers

Heat the skillet over 5 minutes, to prepare frozen burger patties. Add a teaspoon of olive oil then add burger patties, season these with salt and pepper, cook for about 6 minutes. Flip the patties and cook for another 6 minutes. Add seasoning if needed, add cheese if you are making cheese burgers, cook for another 6 minutes then transfer these to the plate to remove excess fat. Place the patties on buns, add toppings and here you are done with your burgers.

Cooking frozen burgers in the oven

Step 1: Preheat the oven:

Preheat the oven to 350 degree fahrenheit.

Step-2. Prepare the patties:

Place the burger patties on a lightly greased oven tray and cover them with aluminium foil then put the tray in the centre of the oven rack.

Step-3:  Bake the burgers

Cook the burger patties for an hour in the oven. The time varies according to the thickness of patties.

Step-4:  Check the temperature:

Check the temperature by inserting the tip of the metal thermometer, either it is reached at 160 degree fahrenheit, the point at which it is considered safe to eat, according to USDA Food Safety and Inspection service.

Step-5:  Cook to desired doneness:

Return to the oven if not yet cooked or if you want to cook them more.

Grilling frozen burgers without thawing them

It is safe to grill frozen burgers without thawing them but it will take about twice as long to cook.

 Preheat your grill at 325 degree fahrenheit, for charcoal grill heat until you can hold your hand for 6 to 7 seconds upto the grate.

Separate burger patties and spread them on the grill.

Flip patties every 5 minutes.

Check the temperature until it reaches 160 degree fahrenheit then place them in buns, add toppings and cheese and serve them.

Cooking frozen burgers by using air fryer

This method utilizes less oil and is used to cook frozen patties. It makes the patties really fast. Set up the fryer at 325 degree fahrenheit for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Put the patties in the fryer. Flip them from time to time and make sure there should be enough space among patties so that they can be cooked properly. When patties are cooked properly, place them on a plate and make burgers by using them.

 How to BBQ frozen burgers?

BBQ burger is a classic dish and easy to make. For making a BBQ burger ensure that the charcoal is glowing with a grey surface. Place the patties on a BBQ grill and flip them to cook properly. Cook the patties until they are properly cooked.

Once you are done with cooking burgers, use them in buns and add your favourite toppings to make burgers.

Can you refreeze burgers?

Once you have made a frozen burger then refreeze it, it will have different consistency when defrosted but you can eat it. It can be used for 4 months if not salted otherwise throw it within a month. 

Moreover, you can also tell if frozen patties have gone bad by visual and sensory methods. The meat will turn slimy, sticky and green. If it smells weird, you should immediately throw it away.

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In this brief guide we have addressed the question, “Can you cook frozen burgers”? We have also discussed various methods of cooking frozen burgers in detail and questions pertaining to this subject.