Baked Hamburgers – For being such a simple food, there are many theories about the best way to cook a burger. There have been multiple articles about mistakes you might be making with your burgers, and even more written on what kind of beef makes the best burgers. But, none of that matters anymore because today we’ve stumbled across the trick to making the juiciest burgers every single time.
You don’t need any special equipment to make the juiciest, most perfect of burgers. You don’t need fancy beef or a high-tech grill. But, you will need lots of butter — a whole stick — and a working oven.
Food Blogger Heidi of Foodie Crush shared her father’s recipe for game-day burgers and the simple genius of it has floored us. Not only are these burgers 100 percent awesome, but they are stupid easy to make. They hardly require any attention, just lots of butter love. (And the idea of cooking a burger under a broiler isn’t a new one — just ask any fan of Corner Bistro in New York.)
Here’s the gist of the recipe: You form a burger patty and place it on a bun, score the top, season it with Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt and pepper, and then top with a tablespoon pat of butter before you put it in the oven on the broiler setting for 10 minutes. The butter not only adds richness to the burger and prevents it from drying out, but it also butters the bun for you.
We’re not going to downplay it, these burgers are decadent. But, if you’re going to eat a burger, you may as well do it right. And, this recipe does it so right. Give it a try, we promise you will never look back.
Super Baked Hamburgers – Recipe 1
1 pound 85 percent lean ground beef
4 small sourdough rolls or ciabatta, sliced
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons garlic salt
freshly ground black pepper
8 tablespoons butter, divided
8 slices medium Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to broil and place baking rack in middle of oven.
Prepare a baking sheet with foil. Divide ground beef into 8 equal portions.
Place rolls face up on baking sheet and form a patty of hamburger on each roll.
Score the top of the burger patty, criss-crossing twice. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce on each patty then season each with garlic salt and pepper.
Top each patty with a tablespoon pat of butter.
Place in the oven and broil for 10 minutes for medium rare.
Add a slice of cheese to each burger and cook for 2 minutes more.
Remove from oven and serve immediately.
Healthy Baked Hamburgers – Recipe 2
Healthy dinner made easy. This is one of favorite meals and takes no time to make. Grass-fed beef burgers made in the oven.
Top your burger with some healthy homemade Ketchup and Mayonnaise, a little mustard and YUM! If you really gotta have a bun, give my One Minute Muffin a try. Oh, and not pictured, are the juicy pickles I ate on the side. If fermented foods are your thing, try a side of sauerkraut with your bunless burger!
I love a big pile of broccoli with my burger, but if your oven is big enough, Oven Roasted Cauliflower would make a nice side as well.
1 lb. Grass-Fed Ground Beef
Celtic Sea Salt
Coarse Ground Black Pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
Line baking pan with foil.
Place baking rack inside pan.
With hands make four equal sized hamburger patties.
Place patties on baking rack and season both sides with salt and pepper.
Bake for 20-25 minutes, flipping once.
Let rest for a couple minutes before serving.
Baked Hamburgers With Potatoes – Recipe 3
1 1/2 lbs hamburger
8 white potatoes
4 sweet potatoes
salt and pepper, to taste
Cavenders, to taste
1/4 cup of oil
Spray bottom and sides of 9 x 13 baking dish.
Form four hamburger patties, season with salt, pepper, and Cavenders, and place in dish.
Peel and slice potatoes and sweet potatoes. Place around meat in dish and season with salt, pepper, and Cavenders.
Slice onions and place on top of hamburger patties.
Drizzle oil on top of meat and veggies.
Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until baked hamburger are done.
Oven Baked Hamburgers – Recipe 4
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound ground beef
1/3 cup water
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons ketchup
1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
2 hamburger buns, optional
In a small bowl, combine the onion, bread crumbs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well. Shape into two patties. Place in a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish.
Combine the water, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, vinegar and remaining salt; pour over patties. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until meat is no longer pink. Serve on buns if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Juicy Homemade Baked Hamburgers – Recipe 5
Nonstick cooking spray
1/4 lb. ground beef
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
1/4 cup green pepper, diced
1/4 cup onion, diced
Preheat the oven to 400 F.
Wash your hands. Combine a 1/4 lb. of ground beef , 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and 1/2 tsp. of ground black pepper. Mix together and form a ball, which should be about the size of a golf ball.
Flatten the ball into a patty less than 1/2 inch thick. Usually the thinner the patty, the less chance of overcooking and drying out the exterior.
Spray a baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Place the pan in the oven 5 minutes before using. Heating the pan before the patty touches it will sear the patty quickly, locking in the juices.
Place the patty on the baking pan, using the cooking tongs.
Bake the patty for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes, juices will start to appear on the surface of the patty. This is a good indication that the inside of the patty is being cooked. Pull the pan out of the oven with oven mitts. Flip the patty with cooking tongs. Add 1/4 cup each of diced green pepper and chopped onion to the surface of the patty.
Return the pan to the oven. Bake for an additional 5 to 12 minutes, or until the interior of the patty is no longer pink. Stick a meat thermometer into the center of the patty. Make sure it reads a minimum internal temperature of 160 F.
Easy Baked Hamburgers – Recipe 6
1 lb. lean ground beef
1/4 cup seasoned dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp. seasoned salt or garlic salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
4 slices Sargento® Sliced Colby Cheese
4 onion rolls or hamburger buns, split, toasted
4 lettuce leaves
4 slices tomato
Combine meat, bread crumbs, onion, salt and pepper in medium bowl. Press into 8×8-inch square pan. Bake in preheated 375°F oven 18 minutes or until no longer pink in center; drain. Cut meat into quarters.
Place cheese over meat. Bake at 375°F 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Place meat on bottom half of rolls; top with lettuce, tomato and top half of roll. Serve with mayonnaise, mustard and ketchup, if desired.
Original Hamburgers – Recipe 7
24 ounces ground chuck
1 teaspoon kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Spice Mix, optional, recipe follows
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
4 slices cheese, such as Cheddar, American, Saga blue cheese, and Swiss, optional
4 soft hamburger-style buns, split
4 slices beefsteak tomatoes, optional
Assorted lettuces and greens, such as iceberg, romaine, or watercress
Assorted mustards, such as whole-grained, Dijon, or French’s, optional
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
Hot Sauce, to taste
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place a roasting rack on a foil-lined baking sheet in the oven.
Using your hands, break the meat into small pieces and combine evenly but loosely on a parchment or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Spread the meat out and season it generously with salt and pepper. If desired, add the spice mix at this time.
Divide the meat into 4 portions (about 6 ounces each). Using your hands, form each portion into a ball-shape by gently tossing it from 1 hand to the other. (Don’t over work or press too firmly on the meat.) Gently form each portion into a patty about 3 1/2 inches wide and 1-inch-thick.
Preheat a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Raise the heat to high and add the oil. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until well-browned, about 2 minutes each side.
Using a spatula, transfer the hamburgers to the roasting rack in the oven and continue cooking to desired doneness, 8 to 9 minutes for medium-rare, 10 to 11 minutes for medium, and 13 to 15 minutes for well-done. If you are using the cheese, top the hamburgers during their last couple of minutes of cooking to melt.
Transfer the hamburgers to a plate, let rest for a couple minutes before serving. Meanwhile, toast the hamburger buns. Assemble the hamburgers with the condiments and toppings of your choice. Serve.
When cooking on a countertop grill, turn on grill, then place burgers on the heated grill.
Timing for a countertop grill:
For Medium-Rare: Cook for 3 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 2 to 3 more minutes.
For Medium: Cook for 4 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 4 more minutes.
For Well: Cook for 5 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 5 more minutes.
Combine all ingredients.
- Recipe 8
The most popular additions to a burger, after salt and pepper, are chopped onion and garlic powder. If you refrigerate the patty, keep at 40 F or below and use within 2 days.
Never leave ground beef out at room temperature for more than 2 hours.