# How long does it take to cook a burger well done?

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## How do you know when a burger is well-done?

We suggest putting the thermometer into the side of the burger—that way it’s less likely to go all the way through the meat, and give you a false reading. At 120°F, the burger is rare. At 130°F, it’s medium-rare. 140°F is medium, 150°F is medium-well, and over 160°F is well done.

## How long do you pan fry a well-done burger?

How Long to Pan-Fry Burgers

1. Medium-rare (warm, red center): 6 minutes, or 130 to 135°
2. Medium (warm, pink center): 7 to 8 minutes, or 140 to 145°
3. Medium-well (hot, slightly pink center): 9 minutes, or 150 to 155°
4. Well done (brown all the way through): 10 minutes, or 160 to 165°

## How do you tell if a burger is done without a thermometer?

Go in at an angle in the middle of the cut, wait for a second, and then touch the tester to your wrist. If it’s cold, the meat is raw. If it’s warm—close to your body temperature—then the meat is medium rare. If it’s hot, it’s well done.

## How do you cook a well done burger without burning it?

Use a clean onion slice each time you flip the meat over, then it’ll never burn and the meat will be well done. Combine @Onepotmeals answer (letting the temp of the meat rise before cooking) and @JacobG (lower cooking temp) and you have the canonical answer.

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## Can burgers be slightly pink?

Answer: Yes, a cooked burger that’s pink on the inside can be safe to eat — but only if the meat’s internal temperature has reached 160°F throughout. As the U.S. Department of Agriculture points out, it’s not at all unusual for hamburgers to remain pink inside after they’ve been safely cooked.

## How long do you grill 1 inch thick burgers?

Here’s a guide for the cook time and temperature of one-inch-thick burger patties:

1. Medium-rare (warm, red center): 6 minutes, or 130 to 135°
2. Medium (warm, pink center): 7 to 8 minutes, or 140 to 145°
3. Medium-well (hot, slightly pink center): 9 minutes, or 150 to 155°