Juicy Baked Burgers

Baked Burgers
Baked Burgers. Photo: Diana Rattray
  • 28 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 18 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
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A little Worcestershire sauce and steak sauce kick up these juicy burgers, along with a little garlic powder and cayenne pepper as well. Serve them on toasted hamburger buns with your favorite sauce or a flavored mayonnaise, with or without cheese. 

 

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef 
  • 2 teaspoons steak sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • generous dash garlic powder
  • dash cayenne pepper
  • 6 split buns (lightly toasted)
  • For the Optional Toppings:
  • 6 slices American cheese
  • 2 tomatoes (sliced)
  • 6 leaves lettuce
  • 18 dill pickle slices

How to Make It

  1. Combine the ground beef with the steak sauce, Worcestershire, salt, pepper, cayenne, and garlic powder. Blend thoroughly.
  2. Shape into 6 patties. 
  3. Heat the oven to 400° F.
  4. Heat an oven safe heavy skillet or grill pan over high heat. Sear the patties for about 2 to 3 minutes on each side, just enough to brown. Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 10 to 15 minutes longer, or until the burgers reach an internal temperature of at least 160 F.
  1. Serve the burgers on split toasted buns with your choice of toppings and condiments.

Food Safety: Internal Temperature for Burgers

Tips and Variations

  • You can also make these burgers with ground turkey or chicken thighs, but keep in mind, the safe minimum internal temperature for ground poultry is 165 F.
  • Spice the burgers up with a teaspoon of taco seasoning or a Cajun or Creole blend and reduce the salt by about half.
  • Instead of American cheese, use pepper jack or mozzarella cheese.