How to Cook Hamburgers in the Oven

 Cooking hamburgers in the oven is a great way to enjoy this classic American dish without having to deal with the mess and hassle of grilling. Whether you're looking for a quick and easy meal or you want to impress your guests with a delicious homemade burger, oven-cooked hamburgers are the way to go. In this article, we'll show you how to cook hamburgers in the oven, step by step.

Hamburger In Oven


Before you start cooking, make sure you have all the necessary ingredients:

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • Salt and pepper
  • Hamburger buns
  • Optional toppings (lettuce, tomato, cheese, etc.)


Step 1: Preheat the Oven

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).

Step 2: Prepare the Patties

Divide the ground beef into four equal portions and shape each portion into a patty. Season each patty with salt and pepper on both sides.

Step 3: Cook the Patties

Place the patties on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 10 minutes, then flip the patties and bake for an additional 5-7 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

Step 4: Toast the Buns

While the patties are cooking, slice the buns in half and place them on a baking sheet. Toast them in the oven for 1-2 minutes, or until they're lightly browned.

Step 5: Assemble the Burger

Once the patties and buns are ready, assemble the burger with your favorite toppings. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pros and Cons of Cooking Hamburgers in the Oven

No need to go outside and brave the elementsNo smoky flavor from the grill
Easy to clean upNo grill marks on the burger
Can cook multiple burgers at onceNo opportunity to adjust the heat during cooking


Q: Can I use a toaster oven to cook hamburgers?

A: Yes, you can use a toaster oven to cook hamburgers. Just follow the same instructions as you would for a regular oven.

Q: Do I need to add oil or butter to the baking sheet?

A: No, you don't need to add oil or butter to the baking sheet. The parchment paper will prevent the burgers from sticking.

Q: Can I use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the burgers?

A: Yes, you can use a meat thermometer to check the internal temperature of the burgers. Insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the patty to get an accurate reading.

Q: How do I know when the burgers are done?

A: The internal temperature of the burgers should reach 160°F (71°C) when they're fully cooked. You can also check the color and texture of the meat to see if it's cooked to your liking.