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Easy Broiled Hamburgers, ready in 20 with a charred outside and juicy inside made in the oven. Broiling hamburgers is the way to go for browned, juicy, burgers!

What’s the move when you’re in the mood for some killer charred burgers, but you can’t (or don’t want to) fire up the grill? You make Broiled Hamburgers! Just season the beef with a little s&p, garlic, and onion powder, and a dash of paprika. Then, slide those burger patties under the broiler, finish them off with a generous helping of cheese, and mouthwatering broiled burgers without the grill fuss.

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If you haven’t guessed by now, hamburgers are a hot menu item at my house, and I’ve pretty much tried making them in the oven in every way possible. From Sheet Pan Burgers, to plain ole oven baked hamburgers and now these broiled burgers. Sometimes I really miss that charred flavor you get from a “burnt” grilled burger so when I am missing that I opt to cook my hamburgers under the broiler in the oven! All you need to make broiled hamburgers is an oven-safe pan (preferably cast iron). In no time (well, less than 20 minutes, to be exact), we had cheesy, juicy homemade burgers. Talk about a win!

Broiled Hamburgers Overview

Cuisine Inspiration: American
Number of Ingredients: 5 (excluding buns, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc to serve)
Feeds: 8 people
Total Cook Time: 20 minutes
Primary Cooking Method: Broiling
Dietary Info: Protein-Rich
Key Flavor: Savory, meaty and cheesy!
Skill Level: Beginner

  • Easy Cleanup: Say goodbye to the hassle of cleaning messy grill grates! With broiled hamburgers, all you need is your trusty oven-safe pan. Once you’re done, a simple wipe-down is all it takes to clean up.
  • Juicy and Delicious: The beauty of using your broiler is the high heat that sears the burgers to perfection, creating a deliciously caramelized crust. This method locks in all the juicy goodness, ensuring every bite is super flavorful.
  • Versatile Yet Simple Toppings: While you can definitely dress up your burgers with all kinds of toppings, the beauty of this recipe is its simplicity. You can stick to the basics, so you don’t find yourself making a last-minute dash to the grocery store.
  • Weather-Proof Cooking: No need to worry about rain or cold weather ruining your burger night plans. With oven broiled hamburgers, you can enjoy that cookout vibe indoors, any time of the year!

Ingredients to make Broiled Hamburgers

  • Ground Beef: Aim for an 80/20 mix of beef to fat ratio for the juiciest, most flavorful burgers. This ratio is perfect because it provides enough fat to keep the burgers moist and tasty without being too greasy.
  • Salt: The foundation of flavor!
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: Adds a nice, spicy kick.
  • Garlic Powder: Because everything’s better with garlic, right?
  • Onion Powder: Delivers a sweet, savory depth.
  • Paprika: For a hint of smokiness and color.
  • Slices of Your Favorite Cheese: Whether you’re a classic Cheddar lover, a Gouda guru, or a Pepper Jack fan, pick what melts your heart.
  • Hamburger Buns: Go for whatever you love – classic, whole wheat, sesame-topped, or gluten-free buns to keep everyone happy.
  • Assorted Toppies: Lettuce, tomato slices, onion rings – the sky’s the limit!
Overhead shot of three broiled hamburgers topped with cheese, a bunch of lettuce, sliced tomatoes, onions, a side of fries, and a fully assembled cheeseburger, all arranged over a black and white striped cloth

How to make Broiled Hamburgers

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika until evenly combined.
  2. If shaping patties by hand, divide the ground beef into four even portions. Mold each portion into a patty around 4 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick. Then, place the patties in the pan, and season them with the spice mix on all sides.
  3. Broil the patties, flipping them every 3 minutes to ensure even cooking. Aim for approximately 6-9 minutes for medium burgers and 12-15 minutes for well-done, keeping in mind that the patties will continue to cook slightly after being removed from the oven.
  4. If you’re adding cheese, place a slice on top of each patty during the final 3 minutes of broiling to allow it to melt.
  5. Assemble the burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, and any other desired toppings, and enjoy!
A step by step image collage on how to make broiled hamburgers with ingredients, mixing the seasonings, shaping and seasoning the patties, broiling the patties, topping them with cheese, and assembling them with toppings
  • Experiment with Seasonings: Beyond the classic garlic, onion, and paprika, you can add a blend of Italian seasonings like oregano, basil, and thyme. Or, for a bit of heat, a dash of cayenne pepper or chipotle powder.
  • Try Different Proteins: If you’re looking to switch from beef, ground turkey or chicken are great alternatives… But don’t stop there! For a vegetarian-friendly option, consider a hearty blend of mashed beans or lentils seasoned with the same spices.
  • Add Unique Toppings: Elevate your burger game with roasted red peppers, caramelized onions, bacon, avocado slices, or even grilled pineapple.
  • Cheese Varieties: Try melting some blue cheese on top for a bold, tangy twist, or a slice of Swiss for a nutty, mild flavor.

Tips for making the best oven broiled hamburgers

  1. Shape for Success: Your patties will shrink a bit as they cook, so give them a little extra thickness when shaping. Aim for about ½ inch thick, but don’t stress about getting out the ruler – just make sure they’re hearty enough to stand up to the broil.
  2. Mise en Place is Your Friend: Broiling is a fast cooking method, so having all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start is key. This means slicing your toppings, getting the cheese out, and having your buns and seasonings at arm’s reach.
  3. Bun Toasting Magic: Don’t skip toasting your buns! A quick broil on the cut sides makes them golden and slightly crispy, which prevents them from getting soggy.
  4. Gentle on the Beef: Overmixing the beef can lead to tough burgers, so mix just until your seasonings are incorporated. Then form your patties gently.
Closeup of a broiled hamburger with melted cheese, placed on a black plate with a black and white striped napkin underneath

How to store & reheat Broiled Hamburgers

You can keep your burger leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge. To reheat, you can pop the patties in the oven at 350°F, or for a quicker fix, reheat on the stovetop over medium heat. If you’re in a real rush, you can even reheat the whole assembled burger in the microwave.

How long will Broiled Hamburgers last in the fridge?

Your broiled burgers will stay juicy and delicious in the fridge for up to 2-3 days!

Can I freeze broiled burgers?

Yup, you can freeze them! Wrap each patty individually in freezer-safe wrap or store them in a freezer bag, separating them with parchment paper to prevent sticking. They’ll stay fresh for about 3 months in the freezer.

What to serve with Broiled Hamburgers

  • Fries, Please!: Is it even burger night if there aren’t fries involved? Whether you’re a fan of the classic skinny fries, those big ol’ steak fries, or something in between, you really can’t go wrong.
  • Crunchy Cheese Crisps: Okay, if you haven’t tried making baked cheese crisps yet, you’re missing out! They’re this amazing crunchy, cheesy snack that’s ridiculously easy to whip up. Perfect for nibbling alongside your burger.
  • Chips on the Side: Sometimes, I just open a bag of kettle-cooked chips and call it a day. Or if I am feeling extra I’ll make my own chips in the Air Fryer. I love that crunch with a juicy burger!
  • Coleslaw: On a hot day, I love to serve a tangy coleslaw with my broiled burgers. It’s like this refreshing, crunchy salad just cuts through the richness of the burger in the best way.

Frequently asked questions

How do I know when the burgers are done?

There are a couple of ways to check. One method is to gently press the center of the burger with your spatula – if the juices run clear, you’re in the clear! Or, if you’re like me and want to be absolutely sure, just slice into one of the patties to check the doneness. Whether you like them a little pink in the middle or fully cooked, this visual check never fails.

What’s the best way to flip the burgers without breaking them?

First off, make sure your spatula is wide enough to support the whole patty. Then, slide it under the burger in one smooth motion and flip it confidently. The trick is not to do it too slowly!

Can I prep the beef mixture ahead of time?

Absolutely, and it’s a real time-saver! You can mix your spices into the ground beef and even shape your patties the night before. Just cover them up and pop them in the fridge.

A broiled hamburger with melted cheese and ketchup, placed on a black plate with a black and white striped napkin underneath, with more patties and french fries in the background

Who knew that with just a few simple steps and almost zero effort, you could have juicy Broiled Hamburgers with those perfectly caramelized edges right in your own kitchen? These bad boys are a game-changer for any burger night, proving that delicious doesn’t have to be complicated!

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Broiled Hamburgers

Easy Broiled Hamburgers, ready in 20 with a charred outside and juicy inside made in the oven. Broiling hamburgers is the way to go for browned, juicy, burgers!
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Author Jackie
Servings 8 burgers
Course Main Course
Calories 484
Prep Time 5 minutes
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Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs 80/20 lean ground beef or ready-made patties
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 Slices of your favorite cheese such as Gouda, Cheddar, or Pepper Jack
  • 8 Hamburger buns
  • Assorted toppings lettuce, tomato slices, onion rings, etc

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven’s broiler to its highest setting. Spray an oven-safe cooking pan or a rimmed baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and paprika until evenly combined.
  • If shaping patties by hand, divide the ground beef into four even portions. Mold each portion into a patty around 4 inches in diameter and ½ inch thick.
  • Season patties with spice mix on all sides. Place patties on the pan.
  • Broil the patties, flipping them every 3-4 minutes to ensure even cooking. Aim for approximately 6-9 minutes for medium burgers and 12-15 minutes for well-done, keeping in mind that the patties will continue to cook slightly after being removed from the oven.
  • If you’re adding cheese, place a slice on top of each patty during the final 3 minutes of broiling to allow it to melt.
  • Assemble the burgers on buns with lettuce, tomato, onion, and any other desired toppings, and enjoy!

Notes

  • Shape for Success: Your patties will shrink a bit as they cook, so give them a little extra thickness when shaping. Aim for about ½ inch thick, but don’t stress about getting out the ruler – just make sure they’re hearty enough to stand up to the broil.
  • Mise en Place is Your Friend: Broiling is a fast cooking method, so having all your ingredients prepped and ready to go before you start is key. This means slicing your toppings, getting the cheese out, and having your buns and seasonings at arm’s reach.
  • Bun Toasting Magic: Don’t skip toasting your buns! A quick broil on the cut sides makes them golden and slightly crispy, which prevents them from getting soggy.
  • Gentle on the Beef: Overmixing the beef can lead to tough burgers, so mix just until your seasonings are incorporated. Then form your patties gently.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 burger, Calories: 484kcal, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 28g, Fat: 30g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 98mg, Sodium: 982mg, Potassium: 403mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 418IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 208mg, Iron: 4mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate. It will vary based on cooking method and specific ingredients used.

Cuisine American

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