Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written on behalf of Forward Influence for Avocados from Mexico, RITAS, and TABASCO® Brand. The opinions and text are all mine.
Don’t worry about grilling this winter. These simple, baked hamburgers are perfect for a crowd, and the patties are cooked in the oven at 425˚ for juicy, flavorful burgers that are ready for your favorite toppings. Makes 12 burgers.
The big game is right around the corner, and I’m dying to know what everyone is planning to eat. That’s right. I could care less who’s playing. It’s all about the food for me. I love a good chili con queso dip and I have to have my favorite caramelized onion dip.
But, we can’t forget the main event either, and to me, that means wings and burgers. I mean, who doesn’t love a good burger with a fruity, fizzy Lime-A-Rita while they’re watching the big game?
Can you cook burgers in the oven?
Normally, when I make hamburgers, I opt for the grill, but sadly, our grill is buried under snow until spring decides to thaw our backyard. So I decided to try a new method of cooking hamburgers – in the oven.
That’s right. You can actually bake hamburgers in the oven and end up with an delicious burger. It’s super simple and a great alternative when cooking for a crowd on game day – one you will make again and again.
How to bake hamburgers
I created this recipe to serve a crowd. It uses 3 pounds of meat and should make 12 quarter pound burgers. If you want to make less, feel free to cut the recipe in half. But, if you change the size of your burgers, please keep in mind that you’ll most likely need to adjust your cooking time.
Preheat the oven to 425˚F and place a cooling rack into a cookie sheet. This allows the air to circulate under the patties, and lets them cook more evenly.
Make your burger patties. Mix the ground beef with a little yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic and a bit of salt & pepper. I also like to add 1- 2 teaspoons of TABASCO® Sauce to my burger patties because I love the simple ingredients and it adds a kick of flavor my burgers. Adding the seasoning before cooking ensures that no matter what toppings my guests choose, they’ll still have an awesome burger experience.
Mix until your flavors are evenly distributed throughout the meat. Then divide and shape your meat into quarter pound patties. I recommend using a kitchen scale for this, but dividing it into 12 equal parts should work just fine.
Bake your burgers. Place the patties onto the cooling rack and bake for about 15 minutes. Use a meat thermometer to check for doneness. I like to cook my burgers to about 155˚F – 160˚F for medium. They burgers will continue to cook a little when you take them out of the oven. If you want your burgers to be well done, you may need to cook them for a bit more than 15 minutes.
If you want to add cheese slices, do it when there is about 2 minutes left in cooking time.
Our favorite dairy free burger toppings
Avocados From Mexico are one of my absolute favorite burger dairy free burger toppings. They’re healthy, versatile and always in season. And, they pair will with so many other burger toppings. You cannot go wrong.
When cooking for a crowd, I like to serve my avocado mashed with a bit of lime juice and a nice pinch of coarse salt. The acid in the lime juice helps prevent the avocado from turning brown and the salt brings out the beautiful flavor of the avocados.
Other toppings to stock up on:
- Sliced tomatoes
- Red onion
- Condiments like ketchup, mustard and Tabasco® sauce
- Vegan cheese slices
How to serve baked burgers
To serve my burgers, I like to create an assemble your own bar so my guests can choose their own toppings. Normally, I create an “assembly line” starting with burgers and buns on one side, leading through the different toppings and, on the other end, condiments, napkins and ice cold RITAS.
Don’t worry about grilling this winter. This simple, baked hamburgers recipe is perfect for a crowd and the patties are cooked in the oven at 425˚ for juicy, flavorful burgers that are ready for your favorite toppings.
For the avocado:
- 3 avocados
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
For the burgers:
- 3 pounds ground chuck (80/20)
- 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tablespoon yellow mustard
- 1 – 2 teaspoons Tabasco®
- 1 teaspoon coarse salt
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- 12 burger buns
- Sliced tomatoes
- Sliced or chopped red onion
- Vegan cheese slices
- In a large bowl, mash the avocado with lime juice and salt. Cover tightly and refrigerate until ready to serve.
- Preheat the oven to 425˚F and place a cooling rack into a cookie sheet.
- Mix the ground beef with the yellow mustard, Worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic, Tabasco and salt & pepper until evenly combined. Shape into quarter pound burger patties and place on the cookie sheet.
- Bake for 15 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 155˚F (for medium). Remove from oven and allow burgers to rest for 5 minutes to continue cooking.
Nutritional information is for the burgers only.
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