Mastering the Perfect Medium-Rare Burger


In this comprehensive guide, you will learn how to create the best medium-rare burger patties and test their doneness. The patties created using this guide will be incredibly juicy, bursting with savory and caramelized flavors, and boast a tender and indulgent texture.

Ideal Internal Temperature For Medium-Rare Burger

It’s best to experiment with your homemade patty recipe to get the exact temperature. But it should NEVER be lower than 130˚F (54.4˚C).

How To Make A Perfect Medium-Rare Burger

There is a couple of things that will affect the cooking time. First, the amount of heat you are using. Secondly, the thickness and diameter of the patties. Third, the number of patties you are adding to the pan.

Step By Step For Stovetop Cooking Medium-Rare Burgers

Bring your burger patties to room temperature.


Preheat the frying pan or griddle over medium-high heat. You can add a little bit of olive oil.


Add the burger patty and leave it to cook for roughly 2 minutes on the first side.


Internal Temperatures For Other Levels Of Doneness

Your burger patties should always be at least 130˚F (54.4˚C). And, if they are store-bought, they should be cooked until they reach an internal temperature of 160-165˚F (71.1-73.8˚C).