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EASY Baked Hamburgers

These baked hamburgers only take 3 simple ingredients with easy clean up. They’re so easy to make, hearty and flavorful. Perfect for those days that you don’t feel like firing up the grill. 

hamburger on white plate with fries

Hamburgers in the Oven

There’s nothing I love more than a summer BBQ with friends and grilling hamburgers. However sometimes on a quick weeknight, it’s nice to bake the hamburgers in the oven. While you won’t get those perfect charred grilled marks, you’re still going to get a nice juicy burger.

We also love to use my hamburger seasoning and add my favorite burger sauce. You could even go gourmet and make homemade hamburger buns. I only do that on special occasions, but they are so yummy!

We make these hamburgers in the oven pretty often. And since the oven is already on, you can make delicious sides at the same time like homemade french fries or baked sweet potato fries.

hamburger patties on baking sheet

How to Bake Hamburgers

Prepare the baking pan. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, then place a cooling rack on top of the pan.

Season and shape the patties. Add ground beef, BBQ sauce and hamburger seasoning in a medium bowl. Use your hands to gently mix together, just until combined. Then shape into 4 patties about 1/2-inch thick. Use your thumb to make a well in the center of each patty, to prevent the burgers from bulging when they cook.

Bake in oven. Place the patties on the cooling rack and bake in oven at 425°F for about 15 minutes. Add cheese slices immediately if desired, so the cheese melts on top of the hot burger.

baked hamburgers on cooling rack

Cooking Tips

  • Line your pan with foil for easy clean up.
  • Place a cooling rack on your baking sheet. This will help the excess fat drain from the hamburger and give some mini grill marks.
  • Check the hamburgers with a meat thermometer, to make sure you don’t overcook them. They are ready when the temperature reaches 155°F.
  • If you want to add cheese to your burgers, add the cheese slices the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  • Keep it low carb and make a lettuce wrap burger or burger in a bowl by serving over mixed greens with your favorite toppings.

Favorite Toppings

hamburger on white plate with french fries

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Baked Hamburger Recipe

5 from 4 votes
These baked hamburgers only take 3 simple ingredients with easy clean up. They're so easy to make, hearty and flavorful. Perfect for those days that you don't feel like firing up the grill. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

Optional: Hamburger buns, lettuce leaves, sliced cheese, ketchup, mayo, mustard, thousand island, bacon, tomato slices, sliced onion, pickles

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Then place a cooling rack on top of the foil wrapped pan.
      Combine the ground beef, BBQ sauce and hamburger seasoning in a medium-sized bowl. Mix just until combined with your hands and shape into 4 patties about 1/2-inch thick. Make a well in your patties with your thumb to prevent from bulging.
      hamburger patties on baking sheet
    • Place burgers on the rack and cook for 15 minutes, or until juices run clear and the internal temperature reaches 155°F. Top with cheese slices, if desired.
      baked hamburgers on cooling rack
    • Serve hamburgers on buns with your favorite toppings. 
      hamburger on white plate

    Notes

    Note: Buns and toppings are not included in nutritional value. 

    Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 434mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 4mg
    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American
    Author: Jamielyn Nye

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