Burgers are a classic summertime dish. If you want to cook them in the oven, here’s how long to cook them depending on their thickness.
15 minutes is the minimum time to cook a burger, but it’s not necessarily the best. The burgers will be pink in the middle and juicy, but they won’t have any char or crust on them. They’ll also be tender, which means that if you like your burger medium-rare (or even rare), 15 minutes isn’t long enough for this method to do its job properly.
If you want to get some color on your patties before taking them out of their heat bath, then add an extra 5 minutes onto this cooking time; this should give you medium burgers that are cooked through but still juicy enough not to dry out when stacked with toppings or sandwiched between buns.
If you want to cook the burger through, but not sear it at all, then 25 minutes is your magic number.
If you’re looking for a medium-rare burger with a little bit of sear on the outside, then 35 minutes should do the trick.
If you want to get that nice deep brown color on both sides of your patty and have it cooked all the way through (but not dry), then 45 minutes will do the job just fine!
Cooking a burger in the oven is pretty much like cooking on the stovetop, but you don’t have to worry about flipping it. Instead, you just throw your meat on a baking sheet and let it go. That being said, there are a few things to keep in mind when doing so:
- The thickness of your burger will affect how long it takes for them to cook through. A thinner patty will take less time than one that’s thicker–so if you want your burgers medium-rare (which I highly recommend), then use this guide as starting point rather than an exact science. You can always check with an instant-read thermometer if need be!
- If searing isn’t important for flavor purposes (and sometimes it isn’t!), then feel free not only skip this step but also cook them longer at 425 degrees F until they reach 145-160 degrees internal temperature
45 minutes is a long time to cook a burger. If you want to get your oven out and make some burgers, but don’t want to wait 45 minutes for them to cook, try this trick:
- Sear each side of the meat in a pan first. This will help seal in moisture and flavor.
- Then place it on an oven-safe rack (or something similar) so that air can circulate around it as it bakes. This will help keep things from getting soggy or burned on top as well as speeding up cooking time by allowing heat from all sides of your meat at once!
It depends on the thickness of your burger and if you want to sear it.
It depends on the thickness of your burger and if you want to sear it. The longer a burger cooks, the more moisture will be released from the meat and fat. If you want to sear your burgers before cooking them in an oven, place them in a hot pan, preferably cast iron or another heavy-bottomed one so it retains heat better than nonstick pans. This helps seal in juices while creating a nice crust on both sides of your patty.
Once you’ve got an idea for how long it takes for your particular recipe, start testing out different times until you get one that works best for you!
The best way to cook a burger is to sear it on the stovetop and then finish it in the oven. This gives you the best of both worlds–the perfect crust on the outside and juicy meat inside. The only downside is that it takes some time, so if you’re in a hurry or don’t have access to an oven, try cooking at 425 F for 15 minutes at most before moving onto another method