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How can I make premade frozen hamburger patties taste good for a BBQ?


  1. David H says:

    First off, DO NOT THAW frozen hamburger patties. They are almost impossible to handle when thawed. Just toss them on your grill frozen and cook 3 minutes per side.

    Now, to make them taste better; make a seasoning mix of 2 Tbs black pepper, 1/4 cup kosher salt and 3 Tbs. granulated garlic. mix well and pour into a shaker. sprinkle over the patties right after you put the patties on the grill then cover with a lid. (keeps the flames down) after you flip the patties over brush the tops with bbq sauce lightly and top with bacon, cheese or both.

    you can also brush teriyaki sauce over the patties after turned then top with mushrooms, a pineapple ring and slice of Swiss cheese for a teriyaki burger.

    No matter how you top the patties salt and pepper at the minimum should be sprinkled on top for seasoning. It will make a world of difference. The garlic, pepper, and salt mixture is what is used in many restaurants. The frozen patties have a high fat content and need to be covered to keep flame ups to a minimum. If you’re cooking on a grill that does not have a lid, lower the heat by using less briquettes or raising the grill away from the heat. Don’t keep checking under the patties once they are on the grill either put them down and turn only once then remove after the second side is done.

  2. TX2step says:

    thaw them first, although a little frozen won’t hurt them:) You can sprinkle with Tony Cachere’s Creole Seasoning … or use some A-1 Texas Mesquite Marinade … or Lawry’s Baja Chipolte Marinade brushed on them. You also might want to spray them with olive oil Pam, so they don’t stick to the grill

  3. nancyid62 says:

    You thaw them!!!

  4. MarriedDude says:

    Sprinkle some seasoned salt and meat tendorizer on them and throw ‘em on the grill.

  5. jeff n says:

    use some seasoned salt during the grilling time.. also, have lots of condiments to top the burgers exactly like the guests want… enough extras like pickles, lettuce, tomato’s, sprouts, cheese, relish, etc… will make any burger taste great… on the frozen or thawed, either will work… thawed will get done quicker, as for how hot and how long… you might want to let someone who has done this alot do your grilling while you are chatting up the guests…. :)

  6. Anne D says:

    My husband and I huge BBQ fans and we have found that frozen hamburger patties can actually taste quite good! Omaha Steak frozen burgers are the best! For the most part we have found that frozen burgers are also much greasier than fresh burgers – so be warned! You do not need to thaw **most** frozen patties before grilling (read the package). We tend to grill our burgers 4 minutes on each side.

    I would recommend having top notch toppings for the burgers if you are worried about flavor. You could have several different types of buns, cheeses, barbeque sauce, grilled onions, avocado, bacon, etc.

    Good luck with your BBQ!

  7. Tara C says:

    Honestly, I wouldn’t worry about it. Frozen patties actually have a good amount of flavor because they are full of fat.
    Fat = Flavor. I make these in the summer with a little seasoning salt. When the burgers are cooking and begin to defrost I add some dehydrated onion flakes before I flip.

  8. Rose P says:

    thaw and then season with Lawrys seasoning, knead in the seasoning to get it into the meat. Squeeze a little lime juice on the meat!

  9. 2 cents says:

    Throw those babies on the grill honey…this is the only meat in my freezer that i can cook frozen.
    get that grill medium hot if frozen..don’t want to cook them too fast.
    salt and pepper first
    lay those puppies down and wait,till they start cooking through before turning.That would be when you start to see the top of the burger bleeding.
    now you can go to the market and the butcher will have patties made already.
    they go for about a dollar apiece.
    throw some banana peppers on the grill too… oil them up a little,just till they start getting stem onions,so your not cutting up onions they are very tasty,you just wash them and oil them up a bit,.oh and don’t forget the mushrooms,those are the bomb!!!again just oil them up,watch em cause they burn can even slice egg plant,salt and pepper…now you got a full grill.


  10. deble_2000 says:

    use sea salt, pepper and garlic on them, they taste amazing

  11. Indy says:

    liquid smoke….tastes great.

    You can throw them on the grill frozen and add 4 min per side to total cooking time if you don’t have time to thaw them out.. I use them occasionally, and they are good. season salt, garlic salt, onion powder, A-1 sauce…take your pick…they will be great!!!!

  12. olympics junkie says:

    They can be cooked either way–I prefer frozen because I think they taste fresher, but that may just be me. They don’t need to be thawed to be seasoned with spices, & you could also pour a marinade over them & let them sit in it in the fridge before cooking. It would be good to have a tray of condiments, onion, relish, ketchup, mustard, lettuce, tomato, pickles, etc. Then everyone can essentially make theirs to suit them..

  13. matt darr says:

    cook them normally right before your taking them off put some garlic powder not a lot light flip the pattie then put some more throws some pickles on the grill and the buns put the cheese on the patties put on low till cheese is melted then take pattie off with bun keep pickles on there till your just about to eat make sure they grilled lines but there not black they should be light brown

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