Broiled Burger
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Broiled Hamburgers

A sprinkling of smoked paprika makes all the difference in this delicious recipe for broiled burgers.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword beef, burger, ground beef
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 601kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • Avocado oil spray
  • 2 lb. lean ground beef (85/15)
  • 2 teaspoons Diamond Crystal kosher salt (not fine salt)
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 4 (1 oz) slices extra sharp cheddar


  • Preheat broiler on high. Position an oven rack directly (3-4 inches) below the heating element. Line a rimmed broiler-safe baking sheet with foil and fit it with a wire rack. Spray the rack with oil.
  • Sprinkle the Kosher salt, pepper, garlic powder and smoked paprika on the meat. Work the spices gently and evenly into the meat.
  • Divide the seasoned meat into four equal 8-oz portions and gently shape them into four large patties, 5 inches wide and 1/2 inch thick.
  • Place the burger patties on the prepared wire rack. Push down on the center of each patty to create a 2-inch-wide dimple. This will help the burgers stay flat as they cook.
  • Broil the burgers to medium-rare, about 3 minutes per side. For medium, broil 4 minutes per side. 
  • Turn the oven off, top each burger patty with a slice of cheese, and return to the still-warm oven for just a few seconds, until cheese is melted. Serve the broiled burgers immediately.


Consuming undercooked meat may increase your risk of foodborne illness. The USDA recommends cooking ground meats to 160°F.
Photo by Kelpfish.


Serving: 1burger | Calories: 601kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 886mg