Think great-tasting burgers have to be grilled? Not even! These juicy oven-roasted burgers, inspired by a recipe from Frugal Haus Frau, prove you can cook up the flavorful American classic whatever the weather. Bonus: None of the charring and dryness that grilling can cause.
Not to mention, these burgers are a cinch to make, especially without the mess of charcoal or the hassle of getting gas for the grill. Just mix up the ingredients (which you most likely already have) and stick the patties in the oven.
This opens up a whole world of possibilities without much fuss. Love blue cheese and bacon burgers? Fold some crumbles of the stuff along with bits of crispy bacon into the meat mixture before forming the patties. Or how about some caramelized onions and Brie cheese on a brioche bun with your burger? Put together any balance of flavors you like right there on the counter, without leaving your kitchen and braving the elements.
Even healthy (ish) burgers can emerge from the lowly oven. A few simple modifications, and you’re good to go with a burger that tastes great and won’t destroy your waistline.
The advice is the same as for grilled burgers: Skip the cheese, ditch the sugar-laden and fatty condiments, and lose the bun. Instead, slather on some spicy mustard, teriyaki or hot sauce. Layer on plenty of fresh veggies, pickles or even pineapple. Then wrap it all up between layers of crisp butterleaf or Romaine lettuce so you can still enjoy that eat-with-your-hands burger experience.
This super-simple oven-roasted burger is a big, juicy blank canvas. Create to your heart’s content.