No grill? No problem! These recipes are for flavorful burgers you don’t need a grill for. Whip one up on your stove today!
It’s easy to take for granted the ease of a gas grill. It takes seconds to start — a twist or two, a push of a button — and then minutes to heat up, not unlike your stove. Cooking is little more than, as the phrase goes, tossing something on the grill.
I miss the ease of it. And I miss cooking outside.
Last summer, I bought a cheap charcoal grill to cook on. But the process isn’t the same easy, quick one that gas affords. There’s more skillet to it — and it takes much longer to process before anything can go on the grill.
If you don’t have a grill — or if you just don’t feel like cooking on the charcoal tonight — you don’t have to skip your favorite grilled foods like burgers. In fact, armed with the right recipes you can have a flavorful, craveworthy burger without leaving your kitchen.
What do you need for this? A sturdy skillet. Cast iron is recommended. I love my cast iron grill pan for making steaks and burgers on the stove but a cast iron skillet works well too. If you don’t have that, any sturdy skillet or grill pan will work.
These are burgers you don’t need a grill for. Try these recipes, or use them as inspiration to come up with your own skillet burger creation.
Which one will you try first?
Burgers You Don't Need a Grill For
Juicy, flavorful burgers are bathed in a homemade poblano cheese sauce and topped with pear slices and lettuce for a craveworthy, restaurant-quality sandwich.
This method for making panfried burgers yields a juicy, flavorful burger that’s satisfying and delightful.
Juicy, well-seasoned beef burgers are glazed with buffalo wing sauce and topped with creamy, sharp blue cheese and crispy onion straws and served on a toasted bun. And it's cooked in a skillet, so you don't need any special equipment to enjoy this burger at home.
Forget the bun, these salads are perfect for summer indulgence! Bacon Burger Salad with Gouda Cheese Sauce combine meaty beef burgers with thick bacon and a smooth gouda cheese sauce.
Crispy edges and a juicy inside? This delightful burger made in a cast-iron skillet has it all.
Skillet Blue Cheese Burgers
These juicy burgers are filled with melty blue cheese and topped with cool salsa. Yum!