How to Cook Frozen Burgers On a Blackstone Griddle

There might be a few reasons why you might want to cook a frozen burger on a Blackstone griddle.

Maybe you don’t have much time and you want something quick and easy. Or maybe you’re looking for a way to save money and frozen burgers are cheaper than fresh ones.

No matter what your reason is, cooking a frozen burger is a simple and easy process that can be done in just a few minutes. And cooking them on a Blackstone griddle is a great way to ensure that they come out perfectly cooked every time.

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Step By Step Guide On Cooking Frozen Burgers On a Blackstone Griddle

I know how it feels when you’re trying to cook a frozen burger on a griddle and it just doesn’t seem to be working out. Trust me, I’ve been there.

The main challenge that people seem to have when cooking frozen burgers is getting them to cook evenly all the way through without them having a burnt outside and a raw inside.

But don’t worry, I’m here to help.

I’ll walk you through the entire process so that you’ll know exactly what to do and your burgers will come out perfectly cooked every time.

If you follow the instructions below, you’ll be able to cook them perfectly every time.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Frozen burgers – Choose your favorite brand or type of burger. I like to use Angus beef burgers because they have a great flavor. If you want your burgers to be done quicker, go for thinner burgers.
  • Burger buns – Get your favorite type of burger bun. I like to use whole wheat buns because they’re healthier but, again, you can use whatever you want.
  • Burger toppings of your choice – I like to use the classic starting roster of cheese, lettuce, tomato, and onion on my burgers. But you can use whatever you like. Caramelized onion is easy to prepare on a Blackstone.
  • Burger sauce(s) – Up to you. I like to use a combination of ketchup and mayo. You can use your griddle as a stovetop, so you can easily cook your own burger sauce.
  • Cooking oil – I usually use canola or avocado oil because they both have a high smoke point but you can use whatever type of cooking oil that’s suitable for frying. Olive oil is fine too though.
  • Butter – I use butter when toasting my burger buns. Some people don’t bother with this step and just slap the buns in a pool of cooking oil but I think butter adds a nice touch to the flavor.
  • Metal spatula – I like to use the signature metal spatulas by Blackstone. The 2-piece set comes at about 30 bucks and is great for flipping burgers and tossing ingredients around when cooking. If you don’t want to spend that much money, any metal spatula will do. But once you start working with two spatulas at once, you will never want to go back to just one. Trust me.
  • A griddle – Duh.
  • (Optional) Your favorite seasoning – Some frozen burgers are preseasoned, and some of them are not. I like garlic seasoning.

Now that you have all of your ingredients, let’s get started.

Burger with French fries

Step 1: Preheat the griddle

Heat up the griddle to medium heat or medium-low. You want the griddle to be hot enough so that the burgers get that crispy crust but not too hot or else they’ll burn on the outside and stay raw on the inside.

Step 2: Add some cooking oil

Splash some oil on the griddle and use your metal spatula to spread it around. Without a bit of oil, your burgers may stick to the griddle and be a pain to flip.

Step 4: Unpack the burgers patties

Unpack the patties and remove the paper that’s separating them. Don’t worry about thawing the patties first. You can cook as many or as few burgers as you want as long as they fit on the griddle.

Step 5: Place the burgers on the griddle

Now it’s time to add the burgers to the griddle. Make sure that they’re not too close together or else they’ll steam and won’t get that crispy crust that we’re looking for.

Step 6: Griddle the burgers!

Cook for a couple of minutes per side. Usually, about 15 minutes total is enough but it depends on the thickness of your patties and how well-done you want your burgers to be.

If your frozen burgers weren’t pre-seasoned, don’t forget to add your favorite seasonings. Don’t have any favorites? Salt, pepper, and powdered garlic always work great.

Check the patty from time to time to see how it’s cooking. If the outside is getting charred, lower the heat or flip the patty.

You might have to lower the heat anyway to ensure that the burgers cook evenly all the way through. If you want to be safe, the internal temperature of the burgers should reach at least 160 F.

Step 7: Add some cheese

If you like some melted cheese on your burgers, now’s the time to add it. Just place a slice or two of your favorite cheese on top of the burgers and let it melt.

You can speed up the melting by covering the burgers with a cover of sorts. Small stainless steel bowls work fine.

Step 8: Toast the buns (optional)

This step is optional but I like to do it. Turn down the heat slightly and spread some butter on the griddle. Place the buns on the griddle, and toast until they’re slightly browned. You can toast them on both sides.

Step 9: Spread some sauces on the buns

Now it’s time to add your favorite burger sauces to the buns. As mentioned, I like ketchup and mayo.

Step 10: Add your favorite toppings

Place the cooked patties on the buns and finally add your favorite toppings. The order of the toppings is up to you but I like to put the lettuce on first, then the patty with melted cheese, then tomato slices, followed by pickles, and finally onion.

Step 11: Enjoy!

There you have it! Now you know how to cook a frozen burger on a Blackstone griddle. So what are you waiting for? Invite some friends over, fire up the griddle, and start griddling!

Now that you are done, don’t forget to clean your griddle right after the griddling session and store it somewhere where it’s protected from the elements.


I hope you enjoyed this brief guide on how to cook a frozen burger on a Blackstone griddle. As you can see, it’s a pretty simple and easy process that anyone can do. So the next time you’re in the mood for a burger, don’t go to that fast food place. Cook your own burgers at home on your griddle!


Do I need to thaw the frozen burgers before cooking them?

No, you don’t need to thaw them. They will cook just fine. They will just need a bit more time.

How long do I cook the burgers for?

It depends on the thickness of your patties and how well-done you want your burgers. 15 minutes of the total time is a good starting point for frozen burgers.

What should the internal temperature of the burgers be?

The internal temperature of the burgers should reach at least 160 F to be sure that all the harmful stuff has been killed.

Do you have to season frozen burgers?

Frozen burgers are usually pre-seasoned. Some of them are not though, so you might want to give them a quick seasoning with at least some salt and pepper during cooking.

Do I need to oil the griddle?

Even if your griddle is well seasoned, it is not uncommon for burgers to stick to the griddle. You can prevent this by oiling the griddle with a little bit of cooking oil before adding the burgers.

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John Carder

John Carder is the founder of He loves to cook outdoors, especially over a campfire. John has a lovely wife and two cats who he loves dearly. In his spare time, he likes to play soccer and paint; he's not particularly good at either, but he enjoys the process nonetheless. He also has silly long hair which often gets in his way while cooking!