Yep, you read that right! These baked hamburgers are a breeze to make and come together in about 15 minutes. You’ll definitely want seconds!
Hamburgers in the Oven
These baked burgers are my dad’s specialty, and when I called to get the recipe, ironically he had made them the night before. Great burger loving minds think alike when the burger doesn’t fall far from the tree. Mixed metaphor or good taste? BOTH!
When my dad cooks, he is very precise, making even cuts of cheese squares to top these hamburgers to top french rolls or ciabatta. We still call them hamburgers even though they’re topped with cheese, because that’s what my dad does.
It all looks way too simple to taste as delicious as it does. The secret is the pat of butter atop each oven-baked hamburger that melts down into the burger meat co-mingling with Worcestershire sauce to create a juicy, lickable drip down each side of your burger loving face.
Here’s how to make them.
What’s in These Baked Hamburgers?
These oven baked burgers are about as easy as it gets, and that’s why I love them. There are no fancy mix-ins to add to the burger meat, and we keep the toppings simple. Why mess with a good thing, right?
For these baked hamburgers, you’ll need:
- Lean ground beef
- Sourdough or ciabatta rolls
- Worcestershire sauce
- Garlic salt
- Ground black pepper
- Cheddar cheese
How to Cook Burgers in the Oven
Cooking burgers in the oven might sound strange, but it results in the juiciest burgers every single time. Before starting on the baked burgers, preheat the oven to broil and set the rack in the middle of the oven.
Divide the ground beef into eight portions and form each into a patty. Place the rolls face up on a baking sheet and top each with a burger patty.
Score the top of each burger, then drizzle Worcestershire sauce on top. Place a pat of butter onto each patty and season with garlic salt and pepper.
Broil the burgers for roughly 10 minutes, then top with a slice of cheese and return to the oven until it melts. Garnish with your favorite burger toppings and dig in.
Can I Make These Into Turkey Burgers?
You might be able to, but I’ve only ever made these baked hamburgers with ground beef. If you do try to make these baked burgers as turkey burgers, you MUST cook the meat all the way through. You can eat ground beef medium-rare, but it’s unsafe to eat undercooked poultry.
Or, make my Greek turkey burgers with tzatziki sauce instead!
Can I Add Spices to the Burger Patties?
Of course! My dad has always made his baked burgers using plain ground beef, so I’ve just never mixed spices into the burger patties before. But you can certainly mix in finely diced onion, jalapeño, various spices, and more.
Tips for Making Baked Hamburgers
These are open-faced baked burgers, so you shouldn’t have any top buns left over. Four rolls are cut in half to make eight burgers, so everything will be used up.
When choosing a roll for these burgers, make sure to get one that’s fairly sturdy. The burgers release a fair bit of juice while they bake, so you need a hearty roll underneath the patties. I think regular hamburger buns would be too soft for this recipe, but ciabatta or sourdough is perfect.
If you prefer your baked hamburgers to be more well done, simply leave them in the oven for a couple extra minutes before topping them with cheese.
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Daddy’s Baked Hamburgers
- 1 pound 85% lean ground beef
- 4 small sourdough rolls or ciabatta sliced
- 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons garlic salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- 8 tablespoons butter divided
- 8 slices medium Cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to broil and place baking rack in middle of oven. Prepare a baking sheet with foil.
- Divide ground beef into 8 equal portions. Place rolls face up on baking sheet and form a patty of hamburger on each roll.
- Score the top of the burger patty, criss-crossing twice. Drizzle Worcestershire sauce on each patty then season each with garlic salt and pepper. Top each patty with a tablespoon pat of butter.
- Place in the oven and broil for 10 minutes for medium rare. Add a slice of cheese to each burger and cook for 2 minutes more. Remove from oven and serve immediately.*
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