How Long to Cook Burgers in the Oven? A Quick Beginner’s Guide
Have you ever wondered how long to cook burgers on the stovetop? Burgers are a great source of protein. The amount of fat in beef is lower than other meats and the fat content is about the same as that of chicken. This makes beef a great choice for dietarian. You don’t have to sacrifice taste. In fact, if you have a slow cooker, grilling burgers on a stovetop is a great way to prepare meals.
To grill a burger on the stovetop is really quick and easy. It’s a simple way to cook burgers, it’s fast, and they come out juicy and delicious. Meltdown a slice of Swiss cheese on the burgers, then add your desired toppings (onion, tomato, lettuce, mustard, ketchup, and more). If you’re going to use an air fryer burger recipe, make sure you keep it moving at all times. You can use tongs to turn it, or else you might find your burger soggy after flipping.
How long to cook burgers using other methods. If you don’t want to buy or use an air fryer, another great option for cooking burgers on a stovetop is using a patties recipe.
A patties recipe makes great vegetarian burgers. Since patties don’t take too much time to make, consider making a few extra patties to freeze and take out when you need them.
To cook patties on a griddle or skillet, pre-heat to medium-high heat, and brush lightly with olive oil. Use a spatula to flip, and flip to coat with more oil if needed. Cook for approximately two minutes on each side or until cooked on one side. Serve immediately. Using a grill or rotisserie, cook burgers direct over medium-high heat, basting occasionally. This method results in a juicy golden brown grill mark, not as crispy as on a charcoal or gas grill, but still a lot tastier than on the conveyor belt.
Grill Connection. A newer version of the burger patties technique requires charcoal and direct high heat.
After brushing with oil, place directly on the grill, and turn to medium-high heat. Cover the burgers tightly, except for the slices that are about half-way done. Cook for approximately two minutes on each side or until done, using tongs.
Crock-Pot. As its name implies, this is the most popular way to cook burgers in the kitchen today. Simply set the slow cooker to “cook” and leave it alone. When cooking medium rare, make sure you check them often to make sure they are not overdone. Leaving the lid on for an extended period of time, while checking, will help regulate internal temperatures.
Onions. Traditional atop the burger patty, onions are also used as toppings. You can use them on buns, add them to the burger patties, or shred them to serve on the side.
Fryer. An old stand by in cooking hamburger patties, the fryer is used to cook the patties in a short burst of time.
Unlike the grill or broiler, the cookery method heats the oil quickly and thoroughly, and seals in flavors. For fancier fries, try using a hand-held processor to create fluffier fries, or add fresh herbs and onion slices to the patty for an even richer taste.
Stovetop Hamburgers. As the name implies, stovetop burgers require direct heat from the stove to cook the meat, and then, on the flip side, need constant monitoring to keep them from burning. While some people choose to cook burgers on the stove, it’s best to avoid this method, as the results are less than ideal. If you’re looking for that juicy, golden, or burnt look, stick with broiling, grilling, or even baking. No matter what way you choose, however, it takes a significant amount of time to cook burgers perfectly.
Oven. Probably, the best method of all to cook burgers perfectly, oven frying takes about three minutes and provides crunchy, golden, crispy results that rival those of even the best brick and mortar restaurant.
You can bake the burgers on a hot oven tray or use a cast-iron skillet, or even an aluminum roaster – the choice is up to you, but you’ll have to spend a significant amount of time to get it right.
Cheese. While there are many different ways to cook burgers in the oven, none compare to the rich, creamy, cheesy results from using authentic, high-quality mozzarella. Although the cheaper variety is acceptable (and cheaper cheese can be just as good), nothing compares to the taste and texture of a well-made block of Italian style cheese. To cook burgers in the oven, make sure you always use the freshest possible cheese; aged cheeses can be great on grilled hamburgers, but not so much on baked ones.