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Hamburgers in the Oven

When I go out to eat at a restaurant, I usually order a juicy fat hamburger, because until recently, I didn’t enjoy making them at home.  Mixing and shaping hamburger patties just isn’t my favorite thing.

However, last week I’d been checking out all the different slider recipes on the world-wide web, and I decided for Sunday lunch, to try my hand at cooking my hamburger meat in a baking dish like a lot of people do for the little sliders, but then cutting it up into nice big regular size hamburgers instead of little sliders.
It changed my world!  It was so easy peazy, and everyone loved them!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (I prefer organic grass fed)
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt (if your breadcrumbs have a lot of sodium, you may want to reduce your amount of salt)
  • Optional:  pepper, garlic powder, your favorite cheese

Directions:

Step 1:  Mix together all the ingredients.

Step 2:  Spread it out, and pat it down evenly, in an older (or one that’s easy to clean) greased 9 x 13 inch pan.

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Step 3:  Poke holes throughout the meat with a fork to help it cook evenly.

Step 4:  Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until your meat reaches at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 5:  If you like melted cheese on your burgers, place your cheese slices on near the end, or at the end of cooking time.

sliders oven, Hamburgers in the Oven,

Like any hamburger meat, it shrinks as it cooks, so don’t be alarmed.  Also some fat and liquid comes out as it cooks.  When it’s finished cooking, you can either drain it off, or let it reabsorb.  I let it reabsorb, as I do when I make meatloaf.

Then you’re ready to cut your meat into bun size burgers.  A lot of people make them into little slider sizes, and serve them on Hawaiian Rolls, but I wanted regular large restaurant size burgers, and the 2 pounds of ground beef made 6 nice size burgers.

sliders oven, Hamburgers in the Oven,

sliders oven, Hamburgers in the Oven,
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Hamburgers in the Oven

Course Lunch or Dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef I prefer organic grass fed
  • 2 Tablespoons dried minced onion
  • 1/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp salt if your breadcrumbs have a lot of sodium, you may want to reduce your amount of salt
  • Optional: pepper garlic powder, your favorite cheese

Instructions

  • Mix together all the ingredients.
  • Spread it out, and pat it down evenly, in an older (or one that’s easy to clean) greased 9 x 13 inch pan.
  • Poke holes throughout the meat with a fork to help it cook evenly.
  • Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 30 minutes, or until your meat reaches at least 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • If you like melted cheese on your burgers, place your cheese slices on near the end, or at the end of cooking time.
  • Like any hamburger meat, it shrinks as it cooks, so don’t be alarmed. Also some fat and liquid comes out as it cooks. When it's done cooking, you can either drain it off or let it reabsorb.
  • Then you’re ready to cut your meat into bun size burgers. A lot of people make them into little slider sizes and serve them on Hawaiian Rolls, but I wanted regular large restaurant size burgers, and the 2 pounds of ground beef made 6 nice size burgers.

sliders oven, Hamburgers in the Oven,

Serve them with your favorite burger condiments!

My hubby remarked, “This just goes to show you, you don’t have to eat out to get a really good burger!”  It made me feel so good!  Isn’t it so satisfying when your family or friends just really enjoy what you’ve cooked!?

sliders oven, Hamburgers in the Oven, I will be making these again very soon!

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