March 24, 2013

Oven Hamburgers

Last week Josh and I attempted cooking hamburgers on the stove. It was not a successful attempt. We had wanted to pull out our grill and have a cookout but the weather had other ideas. That was a night we each ended up doing our own thing for supper. We had hamburger patties that still needed to be enjoyed properly, so I searched good ole Google and came across this site. Since we already had hamburger patties, I didn't need the recipe. I did, however, use the method and it came out amazing!

Whether you use store-bought hamburger patties or make your own, you really have to give this a try! The hamburgers have so much flavor, they barely shrink down, and it takes no time at all. If you're a grill enthusiast that believes hamburgers should only be prepared using charcoal or gas, consider this: the entire cooking process took less than 20 minutes. I'm not saying we'll never cook out on our grill again, I promise we will. On those nights when you need a quick meal, or the weather doesn't agree with your plans and you had your heart set on hamburgers, you can still have them! Win-win.

Preheat oven to 475. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spread a thin layer of salt on the foil to absorb the drippings. Arrange hamburger patties on wire rack (this makes all the difference). You'll want the rack to sit about 3/4" above the baking sheet.
Roast the burgers for 15-20 minutes. If you're adding cheese, the Amateur Gourmet suggests taking the burgers out when they have about 2 degrees left to cook, add the cheese and return to the oven for another minute. Once you've transferred the burgers to buns you are done! See how easy that was?!

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