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Making burgers in the oven is so simple with this Oven Baked Hamburgers recipe. Ground beef is combined with dried seasonings, dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce for maximum flavor. The patties bake in the oven and then they’re ready to go.
Oven Baked Hamburgers Recipe (Burger In The Oven)
These easy-to-make oven baked burgers are a dinnertime favorite at my house. My kids love cheeseburgers, and I love the ease of baking them in the oven. Let the oven do all the work. While the patties cook, prepare all your favorite hamburger toppings and condiments and then dinner will be ready in no time.
Ground beef gets mixed with dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dried seasonings for perfectly flavored burger patties. The trick to making burgers in the oven is to cook them on a cooling rack, with a pan or sheet below it, that way it catches all the grease and drippings!
- Ground Beef – I use 90/10 ground beef but you can use whatever you prefer (80/20, 85/15, 93/7).
- Dijon Mustard
- Worcestershire Sauce
- Paprika – For a smokier flavor try using smoked paprika.
- Kosher Salt
- Ground Black Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Onion Powder
- Hamburger Buns
- Sliced Cheese – American cheese is typically used for cheeseburgers, but use any sliced cheese you prefer. Pepper Jack for some spice, cheddar, white cheese, muenster cheese, provolone cheese (smoked or non-smoked), or any other variety you love.
- Toppings & Condiments of Choice
How To Make Burgers In The Oven (Oven Baked Cheeseburgers or Hamburgers)
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Place a cooling rack onto a baking sheet, or use a oven crisp baking tray that comes with the tray or sheet and then a cooling rack that fits into it.
- Crumble the ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and dried seasonings over top the beef. Use your clean hands to gently, but thoroughly, mix until it’s well combined. Form into 4 patties. The patties will shrink and thicken while cooking, so it’s ok to make them larger and thinner to begin with.
- Place the patties onto the cooling rack and bake in the oven for 35-30 minutes or until they are at an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. If adding cheese, add a slice of cheese to each patty and let it melt in the oven for about 1 minute.
- Serve with hamburger buns and all your favorite toppings and condiments.
Can I Make The Burger Patties Ahead of Time?
Yes, you can make the patties ahead of time and store them in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to 24 hours ahead of time. Raw beef should not be stored in the fridge for longer than 24 hours.
What Are Some Changes I Can Make To This Recipe
- Ground Meat : Use ground turkey or ground chicken instead of ground beef. You can also use any percentage fat ground beef you prefer. For more juicy flavor make sure to use a fattier ground beef (like 80/20) or for a more lean lower fat burger, use 93/7 or 90/10 ground beef.
- Hamburger Toppings : There are no rules here! Top your burgers with whatever you want, including the condiments. Here are some ideas – mayonnaise, ketchup, mustard, honey mustard, dijon mustard, burger sauce, pickle relish, ranch, thousand island dressing, green lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onion, pickles, etc.
- Cheese : The classic cheese is processed American cheese, which is what I aways use when making burgers in the oven. You can however use any cheese you want – sliced Pepper Jack, Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Provolone, Muenster, etc.
- Toasted Hamburger Buns : Elevate the taste and texture of the burgers by toasting the hamburger buns. Separate each bun and place them onto a baking sheet. Spread butter on each half and broil in the oven for a few minutes until toasted and browned.
- Cooling Rack/Pan : Cooking the burgers on the cooling rack, with the pan or baking sheet below it, is recommended because then the patties won’t be cooking in the grease, instead it falls below to the pan.
- Don’t Overwork The Beef : Overworking the meat, or mixing it too hard, can result in dry and tough burgers. It’s important to follow the directions and crumble the ground beef into the bowl and then add the seasonings all over the beef, rather than dumping it into one pile in the center.
- Burger Patty Tip : The patties will shrink up quite a bit (which also means they will get thicker) so don’t be afraid to make the patties thinner and much larger than the bun size to accommodate for this.
- Storing Leftovers : Let the patties cool to room temperature, then individually wrap them in plastic wrap or foil. Place the wrapped patties into an airtight container for 3-4 days. To store the raw uncooked patties, individually wrap them in foil. Place the wrapped patties into a container, or freezer bag, and store in the fridge for up to 24 hours or freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before using.
Oven Baked Hamburgers
- 1 pound ground beef (I use 90/10)
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 4 slices cheese (any variety, optional)
- 4 hamburger buns
- hamburger toppings (lettuce, tomato, condiments, onion, pickles)
- Preheat the oven to 375℉. Place a cooling rack onto a baking sheet OR use a oven crisp baking tray (a tray below with a rack over it to cook the burgers on). * For easier clean-up, line the baking tray with parchment paper or foil to catch any drippings from cooking.
- Crumble the ground beef into a large mixing bowl. Add the dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder over top the beef. Use your clean hands to gently and thoroughly mix until well combined. * You can also use a wooden mixing spoon or spatula, but I find it easiest to use clean hands. It's also best to evenly sprinkle the dried seasoning all over the beef, that way you're not just dumping them into one pile in the center, which makes it harder to evenly mix them throughout.1 pound ground beef, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Form the ground beef mixture into 4 burger patties. The patties will shrink and thicken while baking, so it's ok to form the patties into thin patties and larger in size than the buns. * If you're making thin patties you can easily get 6 burgers from the recipe.
- Place the burger patties on top of the cooling rack and bake for 25-30 minutes or until they reach desired doneness and an internal temperature of 165℉.* If adding cheese, add the slice of cheese after they're baked and leave the pan in the oven for about 1 minute just to melt the cheese.4 slices cheese
- Serve the burger patties on hamburger buns along with all your favorite hamburger toppings and condiments.4 hamburger buns, hamburger toppings