Baked Cheeseburgers

Baked Cheeseburgers

Baking cheeseburgers in the oven is so easy – no need to form the meat into patties, or to keep an eye on them as they fry or grill. And no grease splatters to clean up! The meat does tend to come out a bit drier, since some juices are lost while baking. Still, these baked cheeseburgers are delicious, and they are requested often by my family. Leftovers are wonderful the next day for breakfast or lunch – briefly warmed in the microwave, or even cold.

Baked Cheeseburgers
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Primal/Paleo
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. ground beef (85/15 or 80/20)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 4 slices sharp cheddar
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and chili.
  3. Gently press the beef mixture into an ungreased square 8-inch pan.
  4. Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 160 degrees F.
  5. If there's a lot of cooking liquid in the pan, you can drain some. I like to keep it and allow some of it to get absorbed back into the burgers as they rest.
  6. Top the cooked meat with the cheese slices. Return the pan to the oven and bake just until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven and allow to rest and set for 5 minutes. Cut into four squares and serve.
Notes
Adapted from Little Ivory Tower.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: ¼ pan; Calories: 354; Fat: 26g; Saturated fat: 13g; Carbohydrates: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 531mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 28g

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