When making burgers, choose beef that has a slightly higher percentage of fat. This will ensure the burgers stay tasty and juicy. Your best lean-to-fat ratio for beef is 80% to 85% lean and 20% to 15% fat. If you have any leftover beef to spare, try one of our other
How long do I cook beef burgers in the oven?
While this baked hamburgers recipe calls for 20 minutes total cooking time, there are other signs your burger is ready. When the cooking juices loose their red color and the patties feel firm when pressed with the back of a spatula, they’re likely ready. But the most important sign they are done is the temperature test. Use an instant read meat thermometer
to make sure the internal temp is at least 160°.
Are baked hamburgers healthy?
Using lean ground beef creates a healthier burger. Top your burger with some crisp lettuce and ripe tomatoes and the healthy gets cranked up another notch.
Do you have to flip burgers in the oven?
Yes, it's a good idea to flip your burgers in the oven. Flipping the burgers once will ensure even cooking. Here are more tips for how to make hamburgers
What are the best toppings for burgers?
From cheese, lettuce, and tomato to mayo, ketchup, spicy mustard
, bacon and even eggs, there is no limit to what toppings you can put on a burger! For inspiration, check out these burger toppings
. If you're thinking about when you should add cheese slices to your baked burgers, here's a tip: Add cheese slices 1 to 2 minutes before the end of baking time. The cheese should be melted, but should not entirely lose its shape and slide off.
What goes well with burgers?
Serve your burgers with delicious fries, like Seasoned French Fries
or Spiced Sweet Potato Fries
. Try adding picnic favorites such as a Quick Macaroni Salad
. And don’t forget the pickles
! Research contributed by Catherine Ward, Taste of Home Prep Kitchen Manager, and Julie Schnittka, Taste of Home Senior Editor