Enjoy the delicious taste of grilled food all year, no matter the weather! Grilled burgers and vegetables make up the perfect meal on hot days, and you don’t even need a grill. Look no further for tips on using a grill pan on your stovetop.
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Growing up, my family grilled out on most nights when the weather was warm and rain-free. Juicy grilled chicken and baked potatoes stick out the in my mind when I think back about what I loved grilled the most.
Flash forward to now, where I live in an apartment complex with a community grill. Lucky for us, it’s right outside our building and is actually a really nice setup.
Even the short trek downstairs requires a lot of work, lugging all the ingredients, tools, and anything else we may need to throw together a nice dinner.
Especially with the current state of the COVID-19 pandemic, we really don’t want to be using a shared cook space and put in even more work to sanitize the entire area thoroughly.
In comes the handy-dandy grill pan for indoor grilling!
cast iron reversible grill pan and griddle
I purchased this little guy a few years ago for the sole purpose of having a griddle for pancakes. It got used maybe once in the middle of my cooking infancy.
Needless to say, I had no idea what I was doing and grew frustrated that the pancakes weren’t turning out like the ones my mom and dad would make when I was little.
I’ve grown to really appreciate the versatility of the grill pan. It’s reversible, and one side is a grill plate and the other is a flat griddle.
This Memorial Day weekend I REALLY wanted a fresh hamburger and wanted to try my hand at grilling. I was blown away at how easy to use it was and kept wanting to try grilling more and more.
What started out as grilled burgers morphed into grilled buns, onions, peppers, and mushrooms. I got carried away but the end product was so worth it!
how to: grill burger buns
Place the grill pan on a burner of medium high heat. Preheat for 10 minutes to heat thoroughly. Then reduce the heat to medium or medium low.
If the grill pan starts smoking, it is too hot and the heat should be reduced.
Lay open the buns and lightly spread with butter. I use a butter spray for extra ease.
After the grill place has heated, place the buns flat down and try not to touch them yet! Leaving them in their place with help get really nice grill lines.
Once you start smelling toasted bread they’re probably about done! Check the edges of the buns for brownness and lift slightly to check the color. The bread should be a nice, golden brown color.
how to: grill vegetables
Grab whatever veggies you have lying around and chop into medium-sized pieces (I kept the jalapenos whole to not lose any of the heat from their seeds. I like using red onion, bell pepper, jalapenos, and mushrooms to make little kebabs!
Drizzle with olive oil and seasonings. Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder is a great combination for grilled meats and vegetables.
Preheat the grill pan and lay the vegetables out with a little bit of space in between. Start with the heartier vegetables that need longer to cook, such as the red onions and whole jalapenos.
The vegetables should be sizzling! Flip occasionally to ensure all sides are cooked.
Slowly add the rest of your vegetables and remove any that are finished. Continue cooking until they are seared to your liking. Because I used way too many onions, they took about 15 minutes to grill all of the pieces. The jalapenos and bell peppers took about 10 minutes, and the mushrooms only 2-3 minutes.
Look at the beautiful searing and grill marks! Yum!
how to: grill burgers
Grilled burgers are cooked in no time so don’t blink or you’ll miss it! ( I barely got a picture) I was amazed at just how quickly the burgers cooked on the grill pan.
Preheat the grill pan and spray lightly with olive oil. Place the burgers on the pan and they should sizzle immediately.
Cook for 1-2 minutes and then flip. Add cheese and continue cooking 1 minute or until brown. For medium-well burgers, the internal temperature should reach 145 degrees.
Remove from the pan and rest before serving.
how to: assemble the perfect bacon cheeseburger
In a separate pan over medium heat, cook bacon until nice and crispy, flipping halfway through. Thick cut bacon strips took about 7-8 minutes on each side. Remove from the pan to a plate draped with a paper towel to soak up excess grease.
Using the bacon grease, add sliced mushrooms and caramelized onions to the pan with a splash of bbq sauce. Stir and cook until heat through, about 1-2 minutes.
First, we have the burger with melted cheese.
Top the burger with bacon strips,
Mushrooms, and an extra dollop of bbq sauce.
Skewer the grilled vegetables and serve with your cheeseburger stacked high with flavorful toppings!
Grilled Burgers and Vegetables
- butter/olive oil spray used throughout as needed
- 1/2 red onion quartered
- 2 jalapenos
- 1 green bell pepper chopped into large pieces
- 2 mushrooms sliced
- 1 tbsp steak seasoning (salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, garlic powder, onion salt)
- 2 hamburger buns
- 2 beef hamburger patties
- 2 slices of cheese
- 2 pieces cooked bacon
- 3-4 mushrooms sliced thin
- 1/2 cup caramelized onions
- 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
- Preheat the grill pan over medium-high for 10 minutes. Lower the heat to medium-low.
- Spray a little olive oil or butter on the inner face of the buns. Lay flat on the grill pan for 5-6 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove from pan.
- Mist the grill pan with olive oil if needed and place the burger patties. Cook for 1-2 minutes. Flip and add cheese if using, cooking for 1 minute longer for medium (longer for well-done). Remove from pan and rest 10 minutes before eating.
- While the burger rests, heat up the mushrooms and caramelized onions in a pan over medium heat for 1-2 minutes. Stir in bbq sauce to cover.
- Top burger with bacon, caramelized onions, and mushrooms. Serve with grilled veggies.
- Preheat the pan for 10 minutes over medium-high if needed. Reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Spritz vegetables with olive oil and toss with steak seasoning.
- Cook red onion and jalapenos approx. 15 minutes, bell pepper 10 minutes, and mushrooms 2-3 minutes, or until seared to your liking. Flip occasionally for even cooking on all sides.
Who knew grilling indoors could be so easy! What are your favorite foods to grill? I think I might try grilled pineapple next!
44 thoughts on “Grilled Burgers and Vegetables”
Oh my!! My tummy is howling right now because those burgers look so good. Thank you for sharing this, I am so excited to have my first BBQ of the year soon. I shall be taking your advice 🙂
Yummm I hope the meal tastes as delicious as it sounds right now! Thank you 🙂
My boyfriend would love these bacon burger tips!
Bacon is easily a burger-topping favorite 🙂
Wow these burgers look fantastic! My belly is grumbling now. 😂 Really love the grilled veggies. A cook out might be in order this weekend. Thank you!
Thank you for your comment! I was really happy with the grilled veggies, hope you get to try them soon!
This sounds incredible! I love grilling in the sunny weather. We’ve had a few BBQs over the last couple of weeks as the weather has been lovely in Liverpool 🙂 x
That sounds so nice! I’m hoping there’s lots more in my future 🙂
That looks so delicious! I’m also a big fan of grilling indoors – so much easier.x
Isn’t it?? I’m gonna start grilling on the stove more often
Okay, this looks sooo good!
Thanks so much!!
YUM! You’re making me hungry. I loved grilled veggies, thanks for the tips.
Mmmm! You can never go wrong with grilled burgers! I love my burgers grilled but I get you – it can be hard to get that get together right now. At least we can still make it for ourselves. The grilled veggies looks so good. Love that you loaded the burger with bacon as well. Thanks for sharing the recipe!
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Thanks so much!!
These look SO tasty! Mouth was watering just looking at them!
Thanks so much!!
Oh my gosh yummy! These all look and sound delicious!
I’m so glad to hear, thanks for the comments!
Yummy! With all of the nice weather at the moment I might try this on the BBQ and getting my veggies in at the same time!
It’s amazing how flavorful they taste after grilling! Hope it turns out well!
Oh my goodness. There is nothing better than grilled burgers and veggies on the grill too! Since the weather has been nicer, we have been trying to utilize our grill as much as we can. Thanks for sharing this recipe, I will have to try it out!
Wow, a girl after my own heart! Can’t beat caramelised onions, and in a burger they are amazing! Toasted burger buns are a must, and like you I raid the fridge for anything I can fit in the bun with the burger! Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much, you are so sweet! I think the caramelized onions just put it over the top. SO GOOD!
Oh my, this looks super sumptuous. If I could have a bite right now, all my problems will vanish. Love it. Thanks for sharing
Lovely food photos! My favorite : part is your recipe for the grilled vegetables seasoning”Drizzle with olive oil and seasonings. Salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic powder is a great combination for grilled meats and vegetables.” Yum! Can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing all of your food wisdom!
Thank you so much for your feedback and your sweet comments!
These look so good! Thanks for sharing. I usually put my vegetables on a skewer and grill them. Sometimes I might put some shrimp on the skewers too.
That’s such a smart idea to skewer them FIRST. I wasn’t that prepared and it was a last minute decision 😂 Shrimp would go so well with it too, yum
You can not go wrong with a good grilled hamburger. This is my all time favorite food for any day of the week. My mouth is watering now.
These burgers look INCREDIBLE! They look so delicious!
That looks unreal! I’ve been craving a good home-made burger for a while now! I think I’ll try out your method next time I make one!
Yum, I hope it turns out great for you! Thank you for your kind words 🙂
Okay these look SO good! I am going to have to try them at the weekend!
I hope they turn out amazinggg! Thanks for your comment!
Your posts are absolutely fantastic and now that I am writing this looking at that burger is making me very hungry indeed.
I have compiled a huge list at home on some of your easy making recipes, especially the burgers on a warm sunny day.
I have also nominated you for the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award! Hope you don’t mind. Details at https://thecaskconnoisseur.com/category/awards/
Thanks so much!
My boyfriend and I love a good burger and those photos are soooo mouthwatering!
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There’s just something so good about a burger in the summertime!
Wow this looks absolutely incredible! I’m drooling just thinking about it! I’m going to have to try it out!
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