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Oven Roasted Burgers (Snow Day Burgers)

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The very idea of oven roasting a burger is something most burger purists won't consider. The flame broiled juiciness of a grilled burger, they say, cannot be duplicated indoors. And what if you want a burger in the winter months, and live in a place that gets snow? I have only met one person in my life who will actually dig out the grill and cook out in winter, and that is my crazy burger-purist mother.

I am here to show you that a grill is not necessary, and you do not have to bundle up in snow gear to have juicy, flavorful burgers in the middle of winter! The best part is that with this oven roasting process, you do not have to flip your patties. The juice seals in, the fat drips out and you've got yourself a delicious homemade roasted burger with less hassle than cooking on a grill or trying to pan-fry the patties. Even my mother agrees, oven roasted burgers beat the heck out of waiting until summer to cook out! She also says they are "every bit as delicious as grilled", and less greasy too! I just may have converted another grill traditionalist!

Ingredients:

80% lean ground chuck (do not go leaner - the fat helps bind the meat and will melt down)

Burger seasonings (use whatever you normally do)

Nonstick cooking spray

Materials:

Cookie sheet/jelly roll pan (you want a pan with a lip on it to catch the fat)

Aluminum foil

Roasting rack or cookie rack ( I used an oven safe cookie cooling rack)

 
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Step 1: Prep Work

  1. Pre heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Add your burger seasonings to your ground beef, and thoroughly mix it together. Form even patties (thinner patties cook faster). I used a patty former, to get even burgers.
  3. Place a layer of aluminum foil over the cookie sheet, and place the rack on top, inside the lip of the sheet.
  4. Spray the rack lightly with nonstick cooking spray.
craftreporter7 months ago

Tried it and it turned out fantastic! BEST way to cook burgers ever!

sunshiine8 months ago

What a great instructable! I can't wait to try this method, thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

icabear38 months ago

so yummy looking!!!!

Made these tonight and they were fantastic! Thanks so much for this 'ible. I only had 85/15 handy but it held together quite well. And gotta love that cleanup! :-)

Yay so glad you liked it! My family was so thrilled to have a little bit of summer on their plates, when we have a foot of snow outside!

billbillt8 months ago

yum

bricobart8 months ago

This is cruel, got to wait till tomorrow to get all the ingredients! Looks veeeeeeeeeeeeery delicious!

Kiteman8 months ago

Looks tasty!