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first time using xl big green egg. Hamburgers

tskeldontskeldon Posts: 1
edited October 2011 in EggHead Forum

Just got my xl big green egg.

What is the setup and cooking times for plain old hamburers?


  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,340
    Congrats!  I would light the fire, let the Egg come up to about 500, and throw 'em down; you can use a lower temp but 500 will give you a nice outer char.  I "eyeball" my burgers, don't cook by time or use a thermometer, just like I always did on my old gasser.
    With an XL, you'll be able to cook a lot of burgers!  
    Live fast, die young, and leave a well-marbled corpse.  
    Ogden, Utard.  
  • LDDLDD Posts: 1,225
    agreed with @Botch 450-500 is a good range to cook burgers.

    I do them the same way a steak.

    Sear them on one side. then on the other... then flip em. shut it down and let them go. 

    context is important :)
  • I usually make 1/3lb. burgers about 3/4" thick. Get my XL to 450. I leave the vents open. I go 2 minutes, flip, 2 minutes flip and shut down air for 3 minutes. They have been perfect. Ther temp will run up to 500 or maybe a little over. Have fun cooking.
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