Skip grilling this winter and make these baked hamburgers in the oven. They are easy to make with juicy, flavorful results then add your favorite toppings for the perfect burger!
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Hamburgers in the Oven
Can you cook burgers in the oven? Yes! While I love grilling hamburgers and this cheeseburger recipe, on a quick weeknight, it’s a nice alternative to bake hamburgers in the oven. They won’t have charred grilled marks, but they are still a delicious juicy burger.
When I am serving a crowd on game day, I make these baked hamburgers in the oven. I use my hamburger seasoning and add my favorite burger sauce. For special occasions, I even make homemade hamburger buns.
Best Baked Hamburger Ingredients
Only three ingredients are needed to make the best baked hamburgers. These are the best burgers around and a family favorite ground beef recipe.
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. If you prefer a simple seasoning black pepper and salt are always great options too.
How to Bake Hamburgers
Learning how to cook burgers in the oven is a great way to skip grilling in the winter or if you don’t have a grill area. These baked hamburgers are tender, juicy, and the best burger at home.
- 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 hands to combine beef mixture, then shape into four 1/2-inch thick patties.
- Bake in the oven. Place the patties on the cooling rack and bake in an oven at 425°F for about 15 minutes.
- Top and serve. Add cheese slices immediately to the oven baked hamburgers, so the cheese melts on top then serve with all your favorite toppings.
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.”-Linda
Cooking hamburgers in the oven still has an easy cleanup similar to grilling and is way less mess than pan-frying burger patties.
- 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 baked hamburgers and give some mini grill marks.
- Prevent bulging burgers. Make a well in the center of each patty with your thumb, to prevent the burgers from bulging when they cook.
- 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 baked hamburgers, 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.
For the best hamburger experience when serving a crowd, I love to create an assemble your own burger bar starting with burgers and buns and ending with condiments.
- Classic toppings: Lettuce, tomato, sliced onions, red onions, or pickles for a classic hamburger.
- Cheese: Make cheeseburgers with cheddar cheese, Monterey cheese or jalapeno jack cheese. Use dairy free cheese if needed.
- Sauces: Ketchup, mayonnaise, mustard, or burger sauce to boost flavor in every bite of your baked burgers.
- Bacon: A few pieces of bacon are one of our favorite burger toppings!
- Gourmet: Add avocado slices or take your burger to the next level with extra toppings like sauteed mushrooms or caramelized onions.
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.
No! That is another great tip for baking burgers. There is no need to flip the baked hamburgers. Cooking them on the wire rack with the cookie sheet allows the juices to help the air circulate all around the burgers.
Hamburger patties should reach 160°F degrees internally. This will help destroy any harmful bacteria that may be present. Use a meat thermometer to help find this internal temperature.
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.
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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.
Nutrition provided is an estimate. It will vary based on specific ingredients used.
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