How To Reheat A Burger? – The Best Way To Do It!

Burger reheat
Written by Robert

Are you looking for the solution on how to retain the taste of leftover burgers? You might have refrigerated the pre-cooked burger patties (homemade or store-bought) for an effective storage.

In this case, it is appreciable to reheat them before eating. I’m going to show you three effective methods about how to reheat a burger.

However, reheating burgers can be a messy task and result in overcooking if proper measures are not taken care of. To make sure you have done it correctly, just follow the instructions properly.

This information will provide you with the necessary tips on what types of heat source are ideal and how to use them in the best possible way.

How To Reheat A Burger In The Kitchen?

Before starting the process of reheating a store-bought or homemade hamburger, you have to bring it to the room temperature. Don’t leave it for more than two hours otherwise, it may develop the food-borne germs.

After it comes to normal condition, separate the buns, vegetables, condiments and patty. If you try to separate them when it is cold, the fillings may stick to buns, patties and tear them.

(You can reheat the entire piece but it often results in hard bread and soft meat. On separating each component of a burger, you get a hold of each item for the desired outcome.)

Apart from buns and patties, the rest of the items can be saved and reused after reheating. It is recommended to season vegetables for reuse purpose.

Let’s Start With The Reheating Of Burger-

Fortunately, you can use three different devices for reheating a patty in the kitchen that includes oven, microwave and stovetop.

1.Using An Oven


Preheat the oven to 400o F temperature. Place the pre-cooked patties on the metal rack. To drain out the excess fat you can place patties on nonstick baking sheet.

Allow it to heat for three minutes and turn it for even cooking on the other side. If you want to add cheese, you can put a fresh slice on the top. Heat it for 1 – 2 minutes and take it out.

Certainly, this is the best way to reheat hamburger patty in the kitchen.


It is recommended to put the buns when you turn the patties and reheat burger in oven.

However, you can even reheat burger and fries in oven on separate occasions. But it consumes a little extra time than usual.

2.Using A Microwave


Set the microwave to its reheat setting. Use a microwave-safe plate and place the patties inside. Allow it to reheat for 1 – 2 minutes, depending on the thickness.

To make sure it is done, open the door and gently press your fingers on the top to measure how hot it is. If you think it is fine, remove it from the plate.

Or else, reheat the items for another 30 – 60 seconds. For some people, this is the best way to reheat a burger in microwave.

After removing this, reheat hamburger buns for 20 – 30 seconds. If the microwave has been used for multiple batches of patties, reheating buns can be done within 15 seconds.

3.On A Stovetop

Stove Top

Use a pan with a lid. Place the patties in the pan and add a little liquid (generally water) to cover the bottom. Cooking oil or beef broth can also be used to give flavor.

Cover the top with the lid and provide medium heat for 5 – 7 minutes. Transfer the patties to a paper towel before serving.


This method is not ideal for reheating buns.

Additional Method- Reheat Hamburger On A Grill

Allow the heat source to produce medium heat and place the patties on the top of the grill. Heat it for a minute and turn it over. Remove it after 30 – 60 seconds.

Reheat the buns on the grills in a similar way. It can be reheated within 60 seconds.

Final Words

As you already get to know how to reheat a burger, it won’t be a tedious task now.

After the reheating process, put sliced tomatoes, other veggies, condiments and patty in between the buns. Now, serve hot hamburgers to your family members and enjoy the taste!

About the author


Robert is a food enthusiast and a critique. He works as a head chef in a popular food joint at Cherry Hills, NJ. In his free times he likes to visit popular food forums and also contribute for Food Gear magazine. In his articles he shares his experiences with us.

1 Comment

  • Hey, I like your post. I recently published an Blog Post on preserving meat. I like to make my own food for New Year!. I will be making a nice dessert to go with it. The children will be off school and I am sure they are going to love it.

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