Burgers with cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce sitting on a baking sheet with rack.

Baked Burgers Recipe

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


You can make Baked Burgers right inside your oven. Cook them on a baking sheet when it’s raining or too cold to go outside and grill.


Units Scale
  • 2 lbs. ground chuck (or use lean ground beef for a leaner burger, or a mixture of the two)
  • 2 tsp. seasoning salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1 cup grated cheese of choice
  • 6 buns
  • Burger toppings of choice


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  2. In a large bowl combine beef, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and black pepper just until combined. Do not over-mix or burgers will be tough.
  3. Divide meat mixture into 6 equal portions (you can do 8 instead if you want a smaller patty). Shape each into a tight ball. Use hands to flatten the ball into a disc. Make it thinner in the center. Smooth any cracks at the edges with the palm of your hand.
  4. Place the patties onto a cooling rack set into a baking sheet with a rim.
  5. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until they’re no longer brown in the middle. An internal thermometer will read 165°F.
  6. Sprinkle cheese on each burger and turn the oven to low broil. Broil for 1-3 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  7. Serve with buns and toppings of choice.

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