How To Cook Burgers In The Oven

A photo of the Spatula Knife Hybrid Utensil 8" | Gladiator Series | NSF Certified | Dalstrong with four burger patties beside

Quick Overview: How To Cook Burgers In The Oven

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. Prep your patties while the oven is heating up.
  3. Select a baking sheet or oven-safe dish.
  4. Place your seasoned burger patties on the prepared surface.
  5. Carefully slide the baking sheet or dish into the preheated oven.
  6. Bake them for 20-25 minutes. Keep an eye on your burgers as they cook.
  7. Flip and finish cooking using a spatula.
  8. Add cheese (Optional) If you're a fan of cheeseburgers.
  9. Rest and serve once out of the oven.

A culinary adventure often begins with the sizzle of a grill, but what if I told you there's a lesser-known secret to crafting perfect burgers? Enter the oven-baked method. While unconventional to some, it promises a juicy, mouthwatering patty with a perfect sear that's second to none.

Join me on this flavorful journey as we uncover the art of cooking burgers in the oven, a technique that's bound to revolutionize your burger game.

1. Why You Should Try Cooking Burgers In The Oven

A photo of the Spatula Knife Hybrid Utensil 8" Gladiator Series | NSF Certified | Dalstrong with four burger pattiesSpatula Knife Hybrid Utensil 8" Gladiator Series | NSF Certified | Dalstrong

In the world of culinary wonders, there's a secret weapon that often gets overlooked: the trusty oven. While grilling may have claimed the throne as the go-to method for cooking burgers, there's a compelling case to be made for its less flashy counterpart. Yes, I'm talking about oven-baked burgers! Surprisingly simple yet incredibly effective, this technique yields mouthwateringly juicy patties with a perfectly seared crust. So, why should you give it a shot? Let's dive into the delicious details.

Retains Moisture

Unlike grilling, which can sometimes lead to dry and overcooked burgers, the oven's gentle, even heat helps seal in the juices. This means you're in for a succulent, tender bite every time.

Less Mess, More Ease

Picture this: No more flare-ups, no more contending with unpredictable weather conditions. Oven-baked burgers offer a hassle-free cooking experience that lets you focus on the joy of creating a perfect meal.

Consistent Results

With the oven, you have more control over the cooking process. Set the temperature, and you're good to go. This means no more worrying about flare-ups or uneven heat distribution - just a consistent, foolproof method for exceptional burgers.

Versatility in Seasoning

The oven's controlled environment allows for inventive seasoning and flavoring options. Whether you're into classic salt and pepper or experimenting with exotic spice blends, the oven-baked method gives a blank canvas for your culinary creativity.

Options for Toppings Galore

Oven-baked burgers open up a world of possibilities when it comes to toppings. Since the patties cook evenly, you'll have more time to focus on crafting the perfect combination of cheeses, vegetables, and sauces.

Ideal for Batch Cooking

If you're cooking for a crowd, the oven is your best friend. With multiple racks, you can easily prepare a generous batch of burgers in one go, ensuring everyone gets to enjoy a hot, freshly cooked patty.

Perfect for Unique Burger Creations

Do you have a penchant for gourmet toppings or unconventional burger creations? The even cooking of oven-baked burgers means you can get creative without worrying about uneven cooking or ingredients falling through the grates.

While grilling certainly has its merits, don't underestimate the game-changing potential of oven-baked burgers. With their ability to deliver consistently juicy, flavorful patties, they've earned their place as a must-try cooking method. So, next time you're gearing up for a burger night, give your oven a chance to shine - you might just be surprised at the mouthwatering results!

2. How To Cook Burgers In The Oven Step-by-Step

Three turkey slider oven baked burgers topped with garnish on a wooden table

Cooking burgers in the oven might not be the first method that comes to mind, but let me tell you, it's a game-changer. This technique promises burgers that are juicy on the inside and perfectly seared on the outside, without the fuss of grilling. Follow along for a step-by-step guide on how to achieve burger perfection in your very own oven.

  1. Preheat Your Oven. Begin by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures that your burgers will cook evenly and at the right temperature.
  2. Prep Your Patties. While the oven is heating up, take this time to prepare your burger patties. Season them generously with your favorite blend of spices, ensuring that each side is well-coated for maximum flavor.
  3. Choose Your Cooking Surface. Select a oven-safe dish or baking sheet and line it with parchment paper or aluminum foil. This will make cleaning a breeze and block any sticking.
  4. Arrange the Patties. Place your seasoned burger patties on the prepared surface, leaving a bit of space between each one. This allows for even cooking and ensures that they won't stick together.
  5. Into the Oven They Go! Carefully slide the baking sheet or dish into the preheated oven. Set a timer for 20-25 minutes, depending on your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, aim for around 20 minutes, and adjust accordingly.
  6. Monitor the Progress. Keep an eye on your burgers as they cook. You'll know they're ready to be flipped when they start to develop a nice sear on the top side.
  7. Flip and Finish Cooking. Using a spatula, gently flip each burger. Allow them to continue cooking for another 10-15 minutes, or until they reach your preferred level of doneness.
  8. Add Cheese (Optional). If you're a fan of cheeseburgers, now's the time to add a slice of your favorite cheese to each patty. Return the burgers to the oven for another 2-3 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted.
  9. Rest and Serve. Once out of the oven, let the burgers rest for a couple of minutes. This permits the juices to redistribute, securing a juicy, flavorful bite. Serve them up on your favorite buns with all the fixings.

There you have it, a foolproof method for cooking burgers in the oven. With a little patience and some attention to detail, you'll be rewarded with burgers that rival any backyard grill-out. So, preheat that oven and get ready to enjoy a mouthwatering burger experience like never before!

3. Must-Have Dalstrong Tools You Can Use

1. Professional Slotted Fish Spatula 7.5"

Professional Slotted Fish Spatula 7.5" Dalstrong

The Dalstrong Professional Slotted Fish Spatula 7.5" is a kitchen tool that embodies the perfect blend of form and function. Crafted with the expertise and precision that Dalstrong is renowned for, this spatula is designed to elevate your culinary experience, particularly when working with delicate fish fillets and burger patties.


  • The slotted design allows for easy drainage of liquids, ensuring your delicate fish remains intact during the transfer from pan to plate.
  • Crafted from anti-corrosion stainless steel, the spatula is corrosion-resistant and built to withstand the rigors of a professional kitchen.
  • The ergonomic handle provides a comfortable and secure grip, allowing for precise control even in the busiest of kitchens.
  • While designed with fish in mind, this spatula is flexible enough to operate a wide range of tasks, from flipping pancakes to serving appetizers.
  • The spatula's seamless design and stainless steel construction make it easy to clean, either by hand or in the dishwasher.
  • The Dalstrong Professional Slotted Fish Spatula is built to last, making it a worthwhile investment for both professional chefs and home cooks alike.


  • While versatile, its slotted design may not be the ideal choice for every kitchen task, making it a more specialized tool.

2. Teak Cutting Board Medium Size | Dalstrong

Teak Cutting Board Medium Size | Dalstrong

The Dalstrong Medium-Sized Teak Cutting Board is a kitchen accessory that's sure to enhance your culinary experience. Crafted from high-quality teak wood, renowned for its durability and natural beauty, this cutting board is crafted to meet the requests of both professional chefs and home cooks alike.


  • This cutting board is constructed from sustainably sourced, hand-selected teak wood. Known for its tight grain and natural oils, teak is resistant to moisture, making it an ideal material for kitchen use.
  • The medium-density teak wood provides a forgiving surface that helps maintain the sharpness of your knives. This ensures longevity for your cutlery investment.
  • The medium-sized board strikes the perfect balance between ample cutting surface and practical storage. It fits comfortably on most countertops while providing enough space to tackle a variety of chopping tasks.
  • Beyond chopping, this board is suitable for a range of kitchen activities, from slicing and dicing to serving cheeses, charcuterie, and more.
  • The natural oils in teak wood naturally resist bacteria and require minimal upkeep. Regular cleaning with warm, soapy water and occasional oiling will keep your board in pristine condition.


  • Due to the density of teak wood, the board may be heavier than other cutting board materials. This is a trade-off for its durability and longevity.

3. Chef's Knife 8" Phantom Series | Dalstrong

Chef's Knife 8" Phantom Series | Dalstrong

The Dalstrong 8" Phantom Series Chef's Knife is a masterpiece of culinary craftsmanship, designed to meet the demands of professional chefs and cooking enthusiasts alike. With its exceptional blend of performance, durability, and aesthetic appeal, this knife stands as a testament to Dalstrong's commitment to excellence.


  • Crafted from high-carbon Japanese AUS-8 steel, this blade is precision forged for exceptional sharpness, edge retention, and resistance to corrosion. It gives a perfect balance between hardness and flexibility.
  • The hand-polished edge is painstakingly sharpened to an acute 13-15 degree angle on each side, ensuring effortless slicing, dicing, and chopping. This allows for precise, clean cuts every time.
  • The knife features a full tang design, providing unparalleled stability and balance. It extends through the handle, providing extra strength and durability.
  • The premium laminated Pakkawood handle offers a comfortable, non-slip grip, even when wet. Its ergonomic design minimizes hand fatigue, allowing for extended use without discomfort.


  • Others might not be a fan of wood handles like the Pakkawood handle used on this knife.

4. Cleaver & Butcher Knife 12.5"

Cleaver & Butcher Knife 12.5" Devastator | Gladiator Series | NSF Certified | Dalstrong

The Dalstrong Devastator 12.5" Cleaver & Butcher Knife from the Gladiator Series is a culinary powerhouse that combines brute strength with precision craftsmanship. Engineered for serious chefs and butchers, this knife exudes confidence in both its size and performance.


  • Crafted from high-carbon German ThyssenKrupp steel, the Devastator boasts a razor-sharp edge honed to an impressive 14-16 degrees per side. This allows for accurate and controlled butchering, slicing, and dicing.
  • The full tang, single-piece design provides unmatched stability, ensuring the knife won't bend or break even under heavy use. This knife is crafted to resist the toughest cutting tasks.
  • The ergonomic, military-grade G-10 handle offers a secure and comfortable grip, even in wet conditions. It's engineered to reduce hand fatigue during extended use.
  • The Devastator is NSF Certified, meeting the highest standards of quality and safety in the culinary industry. This certification assures professional chefs of its reliability and durability.
  • While ideal for cleaving and butchering large cuts of meat, this knife's versatility also makes it suitable for chopping, crushing garlic, and even smashing poultry bones.


  • Due to its significant size and weight, the Devastator may not be suitable for those with smaller hands or those looking for a lighter kitchen tool.
  • Given its heavyweight design, this knife is best suited for professional chefs, butchers, or serious culinary enthusiasts who regularly handle large cuts of meat.

5. Chef & Cleaver Hybrid Knife 8" Crixus | Delta Wolf Series | Dalstrong

Chef & Cleaver Hybrid Knife 8" Crixus | Delta Wolf Series | Dalstrong

The Dalstrong Crixus 8" Chef & Cleaver Hybrid Knife, a proud member of the Delta Wolf Series, is a testament to innovation and versatility in culinary tools. Designed to bridge the gap between precision cutting and robust cleaving, the Crixus is poised to become a favorite among discerning chefs and home cooks.


  • The Crixus seamlessly combines the precision of a chef's knife with the power of a cleaver. This flexibility gives a wide range of cutting techniques, from delicate slicing to hearty chopping and even light cleaving.
  • Forged from high-carbon 9CR18MOV steel, the Crixus boasts exceptional sharpness and durability. Its edge is painstakingly sharpened to a 14-16 degree angle, ensuring precision in every cut.
  • The knife quality a full tang construction, providing stability, balance, and exceptional control. This design ensures the knife's longevity, allowing it to stand up to rigorous kitchen demands.
  • The military-grade G-10 handle offers a secure, non-slip grip, even when wet. The mosaic pin adds an elegant touch to the knife's aesthetics, showcasing Dalstrong's attention to detail.
  • The knife's carefully designed handle minimizes hand fatigue, enabling extended use without discomfort. Its ergonomic shape allows for a natural, comfortable grip.


  • While versatile, the Crixus may not be the ideal tool for extremely heavy-duty cleaving tasks. For those tasks, a dedicated cleaver might be more appropriate.

4. Easy Baked Burger Recipe

Raw hamburger patties on white parchment paper

When it comes to making mouthwatering burgers, the oven might not be your first thought. However, this easy baked burger recipe will show you just how convenient and delicious this method can be. With minimal prep and mess, you'll have perfectly cooked burgers in no time. Let's get started!


  • 1 pound ground beef (80% lean)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 4 hamburger buns
  • Your favorite burger toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, onions, etc.)
  • Condiments of your choice (ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, etc.)


  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). This ensures an even cook for your burgers.
  2. Shape the Patties: Divide the ground beef into four similar shape and portions them into burger patties. Don't overwork the meat - just gently shape them into rounds that are slightly larger than your burger buns.
  3. Season the Patties: Sprinkle both sides of each patty with salt and pepper. You can also add other seasonings to your taste, like garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika.
  4. Prepare the Baking Sheet: Line a baking sheet with baking paper or aluminum foil for easy cleanup. Place a wire rack on top of the lined sheet.
  5. Bake the Burgers: Arrange the patties on the wire rack, leaving some space between them. This allows for even cooking. Place the baking sheet with the patties in the preheated oven.
  6. Cook to Perfection: Bake the burgers for about 20-25 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of doneness. For medium-rare, aim for an inner temperature of 145°F (63°C).
  7. Add Cheese (Optional): If you'd like cheeseburgers, place a slice of your favored cheese to each patty during the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  8. Toast the Buns (Optional): If you prefer toasted buns, you can place them directly on the oven rack for the last 2-3 minutes of cooking.
  9. Assemble Your Burgers: Once the burgers are cooked to your liking, assemble them with your favorite toppings and condiments. Add lettuce, tomato, onions, cheese, or any other toppings you desire.
  10. Serve and Enjoy: Plate your burgers and give out them hot with your choice of side dishes.

This easy baked burger recipe proves that you don't need a grill for delicious, juicy burgers. With just a few simple steps, you'll have a satisfying meal that's sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy!

Read about what is the best way to store uncooked beef patties, here.

5. Frequently Asked Questions

How long do you cook burgers in the oven for?

Bake burgers in the oven for approximately 20-25 minutes at 375°F (190°C) for a medium-rare doneness. Adjust time for preferred level of doneness: 25-30 minutes for well-done, and 15-20 minutes for medium. Remember to consider factors like patty thickness and oven variations for precise cooking times. Utilize a meat thermometer to make sure they reach your desired internal temperature.

Can you cook burgers in oven?

Yes, you can make burgers in the oven. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C), place seasoned patties on a lined baking sheet, and bake for about 20-25 minutes for medium-rare. Adjust time for desired doneness. Using this method yields juicy, evenly cooked burgers without the need for a grill.

How long to cook burgers in oven at 400?

To make burgers in the oven at 400°F (200°C), bake for approximately 18-20 minutes. This higher temperature will yield a slightly quicker cooking time. However, always use a meat thermometer to ensure the burgers reach your preferred level of doneness. For medium-rare, aim for an internal temperature of 145°F (63°C). Adjust time accordingly for different levels of doneness.

How long to cook burgers in oven at 200 degrees?

Cooking burgers in the oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit is not recommended, as it is too low a temperature to safely and effectively cook ground meat. To ensure food safety, ground meat should be cooked at higher temperatures to reach the recommended internal temperature of 160°F (71°C). It's advisable to use a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) or higher for cooking burgers.


How To Cook Burgers In The Oven

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