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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 a white plate with fries.
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Hamburgers in the Oven

There’s nothing I love more than a summer BBQ with friends and grilling hamburgers or my favorite cheeseburger recipe. However sometimes on a quick weeknight, it’s nice to bake 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.

Best Baked Hamburger Ingredients

Only three ingredients to make the best-baked hamburgers. Follow these steps to prepare, add sauce, and seasoning then simply bake in the oven. These are the best burgers around and your family will love them!

Burger patties on a cooling rack with baking sheet.

Find the full printable recipe with specific measurements below.

  • Ground beef: Lean ground beef is best! I like to use 80% lean and 20% fat. This is tender and juicy meat that will bake perfectly together.
  • BBQ sauce: Make a homemade barbeque sauce or purchase your favorite flavor at the grocery store.
  • Hamburger seasoning: I love to use this homemade hamburger seasoning or make your own seasoning with your favorite seasons. If you prefer a simple seasoning black pepper and salt are always great options too.

How to Bake Hamburgers

Cooking burgers in the oven is a great way to stay out of the cold or if you don’t have a grilling area. These baked hamburgers are tender, juicy, and so delicious! These are simple to make and come together easily.

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

5 star review

“This is one mouthwatering hamburger! It’s easy for us to grill hamburgers where we are (plus my husband does the grilling :-) ) but, as you said, when the propane unexpectedly runs out, which it did, this recipe came in handy. And they got gobbled up super fast, so I’d say that was an unqualified YUM for these burgers.”


Cooking Tips

Cooking hamburgers is just as easy in the oven and still has an easy cleanup similar to grilling. With these helpful tips, your burger patties will come together perfectly.

  • Cleanup: Line your pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup.
  • Cookie sheet: Place a cooling rack on your baking sheet. This will help the excess fat or grease drain from the hamburger and give some mini grill marks.
  • Meat thermometer: Check the hamburgers with a meat thermometer, to make sure you don’t overcook them. They are ready when the temperature reaches 155°F.
  • Add cheese! If you want to add cheese to your burgers, add the cheese slices during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  • Healthy: 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

Add all the toppings you love to create the best hamburger experience! Take your burger to the next level with extra toppings like this caramelized onions. Give it a savory good home taste!

  • Classic toppings: Lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, red onions, or pickles for a classic hamburger.
  • Cheese: Make cheeseburgers with these cheeses. Cheddar cheese, Monterey cheese, or a little spice with jalapeno jack cheese. Melt your cheese while the baked burgers are cooking.
  • Sauces: ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, or burger sauce to boost flavor in every bite.
  • Bacon: Everyone loves a few pieces of bacon separate and on your burger.
Baked burger on a white plate.

Recipe FAQs

How long to bake burgers in the oven?

Baking hamburgers in the oven requires a higher temperature of 425 degrees F. It takes 15 minutes to bake without flipping. Add cheese to your burger during the last few minutes of the baking process.

Do you need to flip burgers in the oven?

No! That is another great tip for baking burgers. There is no need to flip the baked burgers. Cooking them on the wire rack with the cookie sheet allows the juices to help the air circulate all around the burgers.

What temperature should hamburgers reach?

Hamburgers should reach 160 degrees Fahrenheit internally. This will help destroy any harmful bacteria that may be present. Use a meat thermometer to help find this internal temperature.

Can you bake hamburgers on parchment paper?

Yes! Parchment paper or aluminum foil works great and make them less messy to clean up. Cooking spray will only add more grease and that is not necessary.

Baked burger filled with toppings on a white plate.

Every burger needs fries! These fries are some of the best and taste amazing. Try these baked sweet potato fries, homemade french fries, or these healthy zucchini fries.

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Baked Hamburger Recipe

4.92 from 12 votes
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Author: Jamielyn Nye
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 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4


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


    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Serve hamburgers on buns with your favorite toppings. 


    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

    Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.

    Course: Main Course
    Cuisine: American

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