I love burgers.
Burgers are a pretty common keto diet staple, but cooking burgers on the stove top at home can be a huge pain – grease gets everywhere and you can only cook a couple at a time. Recently I discovered a super simple way to cook hamburgers: in the oven. I’d love to share my recipe for oven baked burgers with you! It’s incredibly easy to do, and very keto-friendly.
Oven Baked Burgers
Super easy and keto-friendly oven baked hamburgers. Great for meal prepping or a quick weeknight dinner!
- 4 lbs 80% lean ground beef
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 425°F
Loosely form beef into 6-8oz patties. If desired, place a small divot in the center of each patty so that they don’t ball up during cooking.
Season patties on both sides with salt and pepper.
Place patties on a large baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the center of each patty registers 160°F
Serve and enjoy!
Simple, fast, and high-throughput
Not only does sheet pan cooking take half the time as cooking burgers on the stove top, you can also get 8+ burgers cooked on a single sheet pan. They’re juicy, seasoned, easy to re-heat, and can be used in tons of dishes!
I like to think of myself as a burger purist – I don’t add anything to the beef except for seasoning. Some people add breadcrumbs, eggs, barbecue sauce, cheese, etc., but not me! Adding all that junk turns a burger into a meatloaf. For a perfect sheet pan burger you just need to form your beef into patties and season liberally with salt and pepper.
I recommend 80% lean ground beef for burgers. Having enough fat content will keep your meat juicy and delicious. Leaner meat tends to dry out in the oven and won’t be quite as appetizing. If you’re using this recipe in a keto diet, a bit extra fat certainly can’t hurt!
Cost breakdown: $1.00 per burger
This price is going to vary a lot depending on where you get your meat, what quantity you buy, and whether it’s on sale. You’ll also pay more for special brands or organic beef. That said, the last time I made these burgers I picked up 4 pounds of 80% lean ground beef for $1.99/pound and easily made 8 burgers. Honestly you could get 10-12 burgers out of 4 pounds depending on how you portion out the beef. Or you could make little burger meatballs and net 20+ servings.
Keep your eyes peeled for sales on ground beef, buy in bulk, and you’ll be cookin’ cheap!
Fun ways to serve oven baked burgers
These burgers come out of the oven bubbling, juicy, and smelling like a feast! So how do I like to serve them?
- The standard – melted cheddar and burger sauce
- Chopped up in a “burger salad”
- Topped with low-carb marinara, mozzarella, ricotta, and pepperoni
- Crumbed into scrambled eggs for a quick, meaty breakfast
- Make mini burgers for some bite-size sliders
And no matter what recipe I’m using, I always use my homemade burger sauce. Check it out!
One of my biggest personal hurtles with meal prepping is that sometimes I just don’t feel like eating what I’ve prepared, so all too often I resort to getting takeout. But that has never happened with these burgers! They always get gobbled up in no time. This is one of my go-to recipes on the keto diet and I hope you enjoy these oven baked burgers too.
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Nutrition Facts (10 servings)
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