Flip the patties on the grill for an additional 2 ½ minutes, season with salt and pepper. Add 2 slices of crispy bacon crisscrossed on top of the caramelized onions.
Place remaining slices on top, cut in diagonal, and serve with chips or fries. They’re simple to throw together, are built to customize and even the pickiest eaters will devour them.
Add your beef to a large bowl and gently break up the meat with your hands. Use your thumb to press a divot into the middle of each patty to prevent them from shrinking while they cook.
Salt will draw moisture out of the burgers, making them tough and dry. Once your oven has reached 350 °F, lightly grease a baking sheet with butter or oil.
Pull your burgers out of the fridge and generously season each side of the patties with salt and pepper. Then, place the patties on the greased baking sheet, making sure that they aren’t touching.
If you’re making cheeseburgers, add a slice of cheese to each patty in the last minute of cooking. For those who want to meal prep a few burgers, freezing uncooked patties is a great option.
Then, place the raw burger on a plastic wrap- or parchment paper-lined baking sheet, wrap and freeze until the patties are firm. Here’s more on how long you can freeze ground beef and tips for keeping it fresher for longer.
Baked burgers are a great, nearly hands-off cooking method that won’t fill your kitchen with the smell of frying beef. This means that the burger will cook more evenly and won’t bulge up in the center.
In fact, creating a dimple is one of the top burger tips we got from a restaurant chef. Use the same ingredient proportions and directions as listed above, but slightly change the cooking times and temperatures.
Donnie Weinberg appeared on the Rachael Ray Show Friday to co-host an episode completely dedicated to burgers and to teach audiences how to make “Our Burger” from Hamburgers. Since Donnie himself isn’t a chef, he did what he and brother Mark Wahlberg have always done, which is credit their older brother, Chef Paul, as the “most talented one in the family.” Paul, who runs both the Hamburgers in Gingham and the family’s neighboring restaurant, Alma Love, supplied Donnie with the recipe that was demo-ed on Rachael Ray.
Fans of Hamburgers will now have the opportunity to grill up a delicious burger with friends and family at their own home. I miss impromptu beach trips, brain freeze–inducing cocktails, and SPF in triple digits.
With no smoke and nowhere for the beef fat to go, the meat usually ends up simmering in its own juices instead of searing over a hot flame. “I like a flat pan because you get better browning across the whole surface of the meat, which is one of the advantages of cooking indoors,” says television personality and cookbook author Dave Joachim.
Over the summer, we recommended dimpling, or making a shallow indentation in the center of each patty. And that works great on the grill, where the edges of the burger are also getting hot and begin to contract and push the center up.
But in the case of the stove top skillet, where there isn't a blast of heat from below or flames licking up the side, your burger isn't going to puff up as much, making dimpling unnecessary. If, however, you prefer a flatter, diner-style burger that's ready for a mountain of toppings, feel free to dimple away.
“It’s okay to leave a steak sitting out before you grill it or pan-sear it, because you’re going to sear the outside and kill any bacteria,” Joachim says. Any bacteria are mixed all the way through.” Chill the patties before cooking to halt potential growth.
Photo by Alex Alone of the biggest rules of burger-making stands up both in and out of doors. Baked hamburgers are the easiest way to make burgers.
I almost always have a package or two of vacuum-sealed ground beef in the fridge (or in the freezer), so I use it quite often when cooking for my family. The beauty of this recipe is that it requires a fairly short list of ingredients that you probably already have.
The exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below, but here's a general overview of what you'll need: A stale spice can easily ruin a dish.
There's no need to form the meat into patties, or to keep an eye on the burgers as they fry or grill. Your first step is to combine the ground beef with the spices.
Now gently press the mixture into a glass square 8-inch pan. Top the cooked meat with the cheese slices, as shown in the image below.
Return the pan to the oven and bake just until the cheese is melted, about 2 more minutes. Allow resting for 5 minutes, then cut into four squares and serve.
The only issue is that the meat does tend to come out a bit drier compared to frying or grilling since some juices are lost while baking. You can keep the leftovers in the fridge, in a sealed container, for 3-4 days.
I make myself a lunch plate of cold baked hamburgers, Dijon mustard, fresh-cut veggies, and quick pickles. Baked hamburgers are the easiest way there is to make burgers.
Gently press the beef mixture into an ungreased glass square 8-inch pan. If there's a lot of cooking liquid in the pan, you can drain some.
Top the cooked meat with the cheese slices, as shown in the video below. Return the pan to the oven and bake just until cheese is melted, 1-2 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and allow resting and set for 5 minutes. Nutrition info is approximate and may contain errors, so you should independently verify it.