Now that the summer is right around the corner it's time to start prepping for our annual barbecues. Everyone loves a good hamburger or hot dog, but what happens if you don't have a grill or a rainstorm brings everyone inside? It might seem like the day's ruined, but the party isn't over. There are ways to cook burgers in a variety of other ways.
We're going to teach you how to cook burgers on the stove, how to cook burgers in the oven, and even how to cook burgers in a microwave!
We covered the kinds of beef you should get and how to shape your patties for the grill. But there are ways you can make your hamburgers indoors as well and there are some key points you should follow before you get started:
You should really be using a meat thermometer to determine your burger's doneness. The USDA suggests that you don't remove a beef patty from heat until it reaches an internal heat of 160 degrees F. You'll most likely have a more flavorful burger if the internal temperature is lower than 160 degrees, but it's still considered a safe temperature if you cook to 145 degrees Fahrenheit. Depending on the kind of burger you want, the internal temperatures will shift.
Medium Rare: 140-145 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium: 155-160 degrees Fahrenheit
Medium Well: 165 degrees Fahrenheit
Well Done: 170 degrees Fahrenheit
So there you go! You no longer need to worry if the rain keeps you inside or if you find yourself without a grill. There are lots of ways to keep the party going inside your house with these simple ways to make hamburgers indoors.