Oven Roasted Hamburgers Burgers Easy

Da Bomb Oven Roasted Hamburgers

Da Bomb Oven Roasted Burgers - perfect every time, fast & easy & NO MESS! Make as large or as small as you'd like and NO they DON'T taste like Meatloaf!!

When I told my lil’ sis about how good these Bomb Oven Roasted Hamburgers, she asked, “What magic is this?” I was skeptical at first, too, when my son-in-law made them for us – Baking Hamburgers? You mean broiling? Baking? Hmmm.

Oven Roasted Hamburgers Burgers Easy
Da Bomb Oven Roasted Hamburgers

 

Now in some families, hmmm just means whatever. In our family, hmmm has certain meaning. It’s not a phrase used lightly. It means that one doesn’t want to question further so as not to appear to judge, belittle, make you uncomfortable and perhaps discourage you, but I don’t get what you’re doing and why, why, why you would do that! There may, perhaps, be a subtext of “you idiot” floating in that “hmmm” too.

I spent some time in Georgia when the kids had the new twins…and of course, one of the perks of visiting anyone? Learning their favorite recipes and techniques. My daughter taught me to make Simply the Best Yogurt, Ever and shared her in law’s favorite Tuna Casserole. My son-in-law outshone her, though (sorry, Sweet Pea) with his Oven Roasted Hamburgers.

As you might imagine, with two adorable grand children already, and now, new twins, he’s has had to step up to keep things going. You know how some guys (not mentioning any names) have the “one” dish they make? Not so, here. S.I.L. has developed some real skills. What can I say, the guy has multiple grills and a smoker. We had his Smoked Pork Butt one day and Ribs another, all made with his own rubs and sauces.

But his hamburgers he does indoors – in the oven. You heard me: Hamburgers in the oven made by my multiple barbecue owning Son in Law. And no, they don’t taste like meat loaf – what these Oven Roasted Hamburgers are is perfectly cooked, juicy and succulent, caramelized and brown on the outside and no mess burgers. In short, a miracle.

Best Oven Fries EVER
Bomb Baked Potato Wedges – Best Oven Fries EVER

I’m not a big burger eater, mostly because I always think they should taste better than they do (and then there’s the red meat thing) but these deliver! I had to recreate them once I got home, they were that good. I’ve already made them this week, but went a bit smaller than my S.I.L.’s huge 1/2 pound Steak House Style burgers. I’m making them this weekend for company on home-made Pretzel Buns. Oh, yeah…

I can’t imagine anything better to serve these with than my Bomb Baked Potato Wedges and a Home-Made Cole Slaw. You might want to try a little Red Onion Marmalade or Bourbon Bacon Jam as a condiment!

Da Bomb Oven Roasted Burgers
Da Bomb Oven Roasted Burgers

Oven Roasted Burgers

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Vary amounts and size as you wish – the same principle applies to all sizes and shapes. Roast to desired temperature.

  • 1 1/3 pound of hamburger – a very lean hamburger makes these dry and mealy, use 75 to 80 percent chuck. This is even more noticeable in larger burgers.
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce (to taste)
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 slices cheese (optional)
  • Condiments/add ons of your choice

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and place oven rack in the middle position. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and add a kitchen rack 3/4″ above the pan. If your rack doesn’t have this clearance, roll up four balls of foil to use as “legs” and place one in each pan corner.

Gently break hamburger up in a bowl, sprinkle with seasonings and mix lightly, trying not to compress or over handle the mixture, which will make tough burgers. Divide the hamburger into equal sized lumps (1/3 pound or 5.3 ounces if you wish to weigh.) Form equal sized patties about an inch thick and 3 1/2 to four inches or so across.

If you’re used to adding a “dimple” in the middle of your hamburger when you make them, no need to do that here – I found that the dimple just stays there – which was actually a nice place for the cheese to pool, now that I think about it.

Place hamburgers on the rack, and place in oven. Place a thermometer probe horizontally in the largest burger with the end of the point in the center. Cook until hamburger registers desired temperature.

The official “safe” temperature for hamburger is 160 degrees. If you trust your butcher, cook them to desired doneness: see temperature chart from Amazing Ribs, below. My S.I.L. cooks his to 143, which is just slightly pink in the middle. I believe mine took slightly under 20 minutes.

If using cheese, add at about two degrees before the hamburgers are done to your likeness. If using more than one slice or kind of cheese, it makes sense to make the cheese a bit thicker in the center (fold one of the slices up a bit)…

Note on oven temperature: I have seen recipes for these with the oven temperature ranging from 400 degrees up to 450 degrees, so the temperature doesn’t seem to be critical, which will help when cooking sides. It then becomes more of a matter of timing to get the internal temperature correct. It makes sense if cooking a larger burger (1/2) pound to cook it at the lower 400 degree temperature so the inside will cook properly before the outside is over done.

NOTES: Essential Equipment – a rack and preferably a probe thermometer although an instant read thermometer will work.

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Red Onion Marmalade
Put Your Own Spin on It:
  • Use your favorite seasoning in the burgers
  • Try a bit of minced onion in the burgers themselves.

This is one of the best charts for temperature that I’ve seen online, from Amazing Ribs:

AmazingRibs.com Meat Temperature Guide
AmazingRibs.com Meat Temperature Guide

7 thoughts on “Da Bomb Oven Roasted Hamburgers”

        1. LOL – I hate you!! 🙂

          I spent last week in Georgia and it was glorious – but I came home to -3. Gibson lost his winter coat in the warmer weather and he’s not too thrilled about going from swimming in the Georgia lakes to snow and ice here in MN.

          When I let him out this morning, he sat at the top of the back porch and stared at me – he was like, I’ll just hold it rather than step off into that white stuff!

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