How to Cook a BUBBA Burger? (5 Amazing Methods)

Arianna Foster
Published by Arianna Foster
Last Updated On: June 20, 2024

I’ve been on a carnivore diet for more than ten years, and burgers remain one of my favorite meals. I always have my freezer stocked with burgers to have them on hand whenever I get a burger craving.

I’ve been eating BUBBA burgers for years, and I’ve cooked them in all possible ways, from an air fryer to a pressure cooker. Today, I’ll give you tips and tricks on how you can cook a BUBBA burger.

Quick Summary

  • BUBBA burgers can be cooked in five different ways: stovetop, air fryer, grill, oven, and pressure cooker.
  • The burgers should always be cooked from frozen.
  • BUBBA burgers come in different varieties, from ground beef to turkey and veggie options.

5 Ways of Cooking a BUBBA Burger

Burger patties being grilled with the bubba burger logo in front

1. Stovetop

A stovetop is my favorite way to cook BUBBA burgers when the weather’s not great, so I can’t use a grill.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on cooking a BUBBA burger on a stovetop:

  1. Turn the heat to medium-high and add a small amount of oil. The oil should be neutral-flavored so it doesn’t spoil the burger flavor.
  2. Place frozen BUBBA burgers on the hot skillet and cook each side for 4 to 5 minutes.
  3. Optional: Add cheese and put the lid on top of the pan so the cheese melts.

2. Air Fryer

Here’s how to air fry frozen BUBBA burgers:

  1. Place frozen BUBBA burger patties on the bottom of the air fryer basket. Make sure the patties are in a single layer, and they don’t overlap or overcrowd.
  2. Cook frozen BUBBA burger patties at 370 degrees for about 6 minutes on each side, so 12 minutes in total.
  3. Optional: Add cheese at this point, and let it sit for 30 to 40 seconds so it melts.
  4. You’re done cooking when the internal temperature of BUBBA burgers reaches 160 degrees or 165 degrees for turkey and veggie BUBBA burgers.

“BUBBA burger was founded with just one burger and one ingredient, 100% USDA Choice Chuck. No fillers, no artificial ingredients, and no preservatives – like a true, authentic burger should be.”

-Bubba Burger's Official Website

The temperature of a BUBBA burger depends on its thickness and your air fryer. If your fryer cooks at 370 degrees, you’ll need 9 to 15 minutes.

The cooking time also depends on how you like your patties:

  • Rare — 8 to 12 minutes, or 4 to 6 minutes on each side, and internal temperature 120 degrees.
  • Medium — 10 to 12 minutes, or 5 to 6 minutes on each side, and internal temperature 150 degrees.
  • Well done — 12 to 15 minutes, or 6 to 7.5 minutes on each side, and internal temperature 160 degrees.

Pro tip: Sometimes, I want to add extra flavor when I cook frozen BUBBA burgers in the air fryer, so I season them with salt, garlic powder, or your favorite burger seasoning.

3. Grill

Grilled burger patties on a plate with leafy garnish

You can also grill your frozen burgers. Here’s how:

  1. Heat the gas grill to medium-high
  2. Take the frozen burger out of the freezer and remove the paper separators.
  3. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Place frozen burgers on the hot grill and grill for 4 to 6 minutes per side until the juices start to rise. Don’t press on the juices.
  5. Flip the BUBBA burger until the internal temperature is 160 degrees or 165 for turkey and veggie BUBBA burgers.
  6. Optional: Add cheese on top and close the grill lid so the cheese melts.

4. Oven

Another easy way of cooking burgers is to pop them in the oven. This method of cooking frozen patties takes a little longer than grilling and air frying, but the frozen hamburgers taste delicious.

Here’s how to cook burgers in the oven:

  1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees
  2. Place frozen BUBBA burgers on a greased baking sheet. Make sure the burgers are 2 inches apart.
  3. Put the pan with the burgers near the top of the oven, and cook the burgers for five to ten minutes.
  4. Flip the burgers and cook frozen burgers for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. You’ll know BUBBA burgers are fully cooked when they reach 160 or 165 degrees.
  6. Optional: Add cheese slices and then broil for another 3 to 5 minutes.

5. Pressure Cooker

Close up shot of a pressure cooker in a kitchen

The final way in which I cook frozen burgers is the pressure cooker. This cooking method is the longest and requires a little more work, but it's worth it.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Put the trivet into the pressure cooker.
  2. Fill the pressure cooker with the recommended amount of water for the size of your cooker.
  3. You shouldn't thaw BUBBA burgers. Wrap them in aluminum foil and place them so they don't sit on top of each other.
  4. Cook the burger patty for about 20 minutes on the manual setting.
  5. Release the pressure.
  6. Top with cheese if you want, and serve flavorful hamburgers.

Storing and Heating Leftovers

If you have some leftover burger patties, you can place them in a container and store them in the fridge for up to 3 days.

I reheat the burgers either via an air fryer or a microwave. I reheat them in the air fryer at 370 degrees for about 4 minutes or microwave them for about 40 seconds per side.

Related Articles:


Do You Thaw Bubba Burgers Before Cooking?

No, you don’t thaw BUBBA burgers before cooking [1].

Are Bubba Burgers Fully Cooked?

No, BUBBA burgers aren’t fully cooked. They are pre-cooked and have to be further cooked while frozen.

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Arianna Foster
Nutritionist/Editorial Director
Arianna Foster is the editorial director and senior reviewer at Carnivore Style. She loves sharing her passion for nutrition, diverse cooking techniques, and the many health benefits of a meat diet with readers.
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