Baked hamburgers are the easiest way there is to make burgers. No need to form the patties or to keep an eye on them – let the oven do all the work for you!
I love these baked hamburgers and make them quite often.
Ground beef is so convenient, versatile and affordable. My go-to recipes used to be juicy bunless burgers and cheese stuffed meatballs. But lately I’ve been gravitating towards making baked hamburgers instead. They are just so easy!
How do you cook burgers in the oven?
Baking burgers in the oven is super easy. See the recipe card below for details! There’s no need to form the meat into patties, or to keep an eye on the burgers as they fry or grill. And just as important – no grease splatters to clean up!
How long do you cook burgers in the oven?
I bake them for about 15 minutes at 400°F.
Do baked hamburgers taste good?
They do. The only issue is that the meat does tend to come out a bit drier, since some juices are lost while baking. So they are not as good as, say, broiled burgers. Still, these baked hamburgers are delicious, and my family requests them often.
Are baked hamburgers healthy?
I believe they are. I mean, I don’t think they are healthier than broiled burgers. Or even burgers that you fry in a healthy oil. But they are healthy in the sense that they are made of beef, and beef is very nutritious.
What to serve with baked hamburgers?
What to do with leftovers?
You can keep leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for 3 days. You can reheat them gently in the microwave on 50% power. But I actually love them best cold! I make myself a lunch plate of a a cold baked hamburger, Dijon mustard, fresh cut veggies and quick pickles. Yum.
- 1 lb. lean ground beef (85/15)
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 4 slices sharp cheddar
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, kosher salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika and chili.
- Gently press the beef mixture into an ungreased square 8-inch pan.
- Bake until cooked through, about 15 minutes. A meat thermometer should read 160 degrees F.
- 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.
- Top the cooked meat with the cheese slices. Return the pan to the oven and bake just until cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
- Remove the pan from the oven and allow to rest and set for 5 minutes. Cut into four squares and serve.