Burgers in the Oven

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Looking for a quick and easy meal that you can make for hungry diners on the go? This recipe for burgers in the oven is the recipe you didn't know you needed. Have a hearty, flavorful, and juicy burger on your table, hot and ready to eat in less than 20 minutes.

The best part is that there is very little mess to clean up afterwards. No greasy pans or blackened grills just a baking sheet that can go in the dishwasher.

Recipe Video

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Why This Recipe Works

This recipe for burgers in the oven works for several reasons. Not only is it quick and easy, but it also yields delicious results time and time again.

This baked hamburgers recipe will have you feasting on a juicy, delicious, homemade burger in under 20 minutes. And you use minimal dishes making cleanup just as quick. When you are running short on time but big on hunger, this recipe is a lifesaver.

Plus, these quick oven burgers are super easy to make. Toss all of your ingredients into a bowl, then mix, shape, and bake. That's it! No messing about with messy frying pans or barbecue grills. When you need a healthy, home-cooked meal in a pinch, these juicy oven burgers are exactly what you need.

While you may be a burger purist, you will find that this recipe yields flavorful and juicy results every time. By following a few simple tips and tricks, you can make moist burger patties and even create a sear on them without ever turning on your grill.

So grab your apron, gather the ingredients, and set aside the next 20 minutes as we create a flavorful and tasty hamburger in the oven.

Ingredients

Ground Beef:

Opt for lean ground beef, ideally 80% lean, for a juicier and flavorful  baked burgers. Alternatively, ground turkey or chicken can be substituted for a lighter option, while plant-based alternatives like black bean or veggie patties cater to vegan and vegetarian preferences.

Seasonings:

This easy oven burger recipe uses classic burger seasonings like fresh parsley, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper with a little chili powder for an subtle kick. For a creative twist, you can also experiment with cayenne, paprika, or dried herbs to tailor the seasoning to your preference. If opting for a lighter alternative like ground turkey, consider adding a pinch of poultry seasoning. Veggie or plant-based patties benefit from a robust mix of cumin, smoked paprika, and nutritional yeast for a savory kick.

Egg:

Eggs play a crucial role in binding the ingredients together and imparting moisture to your healthy oven-baked burgers. However, if you are using leaner meat like turkey or chicken, you may not need to add egg as the meat already contains a great deal of moisture. You may need to use a binding agent such as bread crumbs. If you'd like to make your oven-baked burger recipe without eggs, consider substitutes such as flax eggs, chia eggs, or even mashed avocado, providing binding properties while accommodating dietary preferences.

Cheese:

This recipe calls for American cheese because its mild and meltable nature complements the savory profile of the burgers, creating a comfort food experience. However, there are other cheeses that you can choose to experiment with. Gouda, provolone, sharp cheddar, mozzarella, Swiss, or pepper jack will all bring their own flavor and complexity to the party. Ensure you pair your cheese accordingly with the toppings you choose.

Toppings:

This is where you get to customize your burger and top it with anything you like. Diced onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and pickles are all classic options. You could choose to elevate your toppings game with some caramelized onions, crispy bacon, or fried mushrooms, or even make your own fancy sauce by mixing ketchup and mayo together. Get creative and experiment with any toppings that you want with these burgers.

How to Make Burgers in the Oven

Step One: 

Add ground beef, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, egg, and fresh parsley to a bowl and mix thoroughly to combine.

Step Two: 

Shape your burgers, place them on a parchment-lined baking sheet, and bake for 15 minutes at 160F. The cooking time may vary depending on the size and thickness of your burgers. Keep an eye on them as they cook to avoid dry over-cooked burgers.

Step Three: 

Remove your juicy oven burgers from the oven, and top each patty with 2 slices of cheese. Then return the burgers to the oven for another 2 minutes to make the cheese all gooey and melty. If you are choosing to omit the cheese, skip this step completely and just leave your burgers in for an additional 2 minutes if they are not yet cooked through.

Step Four: 

Serve 1 or 2 patties on a bun with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Tips

  • Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature for baking burgers. This ensures that the patties start cooking immediately. Place a baking sheet or oven-safe pan in the oven while it preheats. This helps to achieve a seared effect on the burgers.
  • Keep a close eye on the burgers as they cook. Cooking times can vary based on the thickness of the patties and the oven temperature. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness and ensure that the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 160F.
  • Allow the burgers to rest for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. This helps retain juices and enhances the overall flavor.

What to Serve With Oven-Baked Burgers

Elevate your baked burgers by pairing them with complementary sides that elevate the dining experience. Consider serving crispy French fries or onion rings for a classic touch. A side of creamy coleslaw or a refreshing salad would balance the richness of the burger. Of course, no oven-cooked burger is complete without an extra thick milkshake to wash it all down.

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FAQs

Can I cook burgers in the oven from frozen?

Absolutely! Cooking burgers in the oven from frozen is convenient. Preheat your oven, place the frozen patties on a baking sheet, and follow the recommended temperature and time. Ensure they reach an internal temperature of 160F for safe and delicious results.

Do I need to flip the burgers while baking?

Flipping burgers while baking is optional but recommended for even searing. It helps achieve a balanced texture and flavor on both sides. If you choose not to flip, monitor them closely to ensure thorough and even cooking.

How long can leftover homemade oven burgers be kept fresh?

Leftover homemade oven burgers can be kept fresh in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Store them in an airtight container to maintain their quality. For longer storage, consider freezing them, where they can last for 2-3 months.

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Baked Hamburgers

Looking for an easy and delicious way to make burgers? Try this oven-baked burger recipe that's quick, juicy, and perfect for any weeknight dinner.
4.45 from 20 votes
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Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked burger, Burgers, burgers in the oven, hamburger, hamburgers
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Corrie

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon fresh parsley chopped
  • 10 slices American cheese

Instructions

  • Combine ground beef, salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, chili powder, egg, and fresh parsley in a bowl. Mix to incorporate.
  • Shape and place your burgers on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes at 160F.
  • Remove from the oven, place cheese slices on top of each patty, and return the burgers to the oven for another 2 minutes.
  • Serve 1 or 2 patties on a bun with your favorite toppings, and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 493kcal Carbohydrates: 3g Protein: 30g Fat: 39g Saturated Fat: 18g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 14g Trans Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 133mg Sodium: 1556mg Potassium: 413mg Fiber: 0.3g Sugar: 1g Vitamin A: 645IU Vitamin C: 0.1mg Calcium: 575mg Iron: 3mg

Video

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Notes

  • Preheat your oven to the recommended temperature for baking burgers. This ensures that the patties start cooking immediately. Place a baking sheet or oven-safe pan in the oven while it preheats. This helps to achieve a seared effect on the burgers.
  • Keep a close eye on the burgers as they cook. Cooking times can vary based on the thickness of the patties and the oven temperature. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness and ensure that the internal temperature of the burgers reaches 160F.
  • Allow your oven-baked burger patties to rest for a few minutes after removing them from the oven. This helps retain juices and enhances the overall flavor.
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