Meyer Natural Foods
The Meyer Way

Grilling Tips

  1. Preheat the grill and keep it clean.
    • Always be sure to preheat your grill on high for 10-15 minutes prior to use. Once heated, make sure the grates are properly clean.
      • Preheating is essential to cleaning the grates properly.
      • Clean, preheated grates help to prevent food from becoming stuck.
  2. Use a timer and thermometer.
    • Depending on thickness, most burgers will cook in 4-5 minutes per side.
    • Once the grill is preheated, place burger on the cleaned grate, close the lid and set the timer.
    • Once the burger has been flipped and cooked for 4-5 minutes more, use a thermometer to check for doneness.
  3. Add moisture, if needed.
    • Lean burgers are considered steak burgers and some folks think they need a bit of moisture. Here are a few ways to add moisture and flavor:
      • Add diced cooked onions to the raw beef before cooking.
      • Add Worcestershire sauce, which is considered an umami flavor.
      • Top with a high fat cheese and melt the cheese in the last minute of cooking.
  4. Keep the lid closed.
    • Keeping the lid closed reduces flare ups, promotes good convection heat within the grill, and prevents the need to add cooking time should the grill temperature drop from an open lid.
  5. Caramelization is key.
    • Flip your burgers once. Place them on the preheated grate and cook. The caramelization is an extra layer of flavor that forms when the natural sugars of the meat cook.