Save Recipe Print
Hamburgers
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 hamburgers
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min
Yield:
4 hamburgers
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Spice Mix:

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place a roasting rack on a foil-lined baking sheet in the oven.

Using your hands, break the meat into small pieces and combine evenly but loosely on a parchment or waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Spread the meat out and season it generously with salt and pepper. If desired, add the spice mix at this time.

Divide the meat into 4 portions (about 6 ounces each). Using your hands, form each portion into a ball-shape by gently tossing it from 1 hand to the other. (Don't over work or press too firmly on the meat.) Gently form each portion into a patty about 3 1/2 inches wide and 1-inch-thick.

Preheat a large cast iron skillet over medium-low heat for 5 minutes. Raise the heat to high and add the oil. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until well-browned, about 2 minutes each side.

Using a spatula, transfer the hamburgers to the roasting rack in the oven and continue cooking to desired doneness, 8 to 9 minutes for medium-rare, 10 to 11 minutes for medium, and 13 to 15 minutes for well-done. If you are using the cheese, top the hamburgers during their last couple of minutes of cooking to melt.

Transfer the hamburgers to a plate, let rest for a couple minutes before serving. Meanwhile, toast the hamburger buns. Assemble the hamburgers with the condiments and toppings of your choice. Serve.

When cooking on a countertop grill, turn on grill, then place burgers on the heated grill.

Timing for a countertop grill:

For Medium-Rare: Cook for 3 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 2 to 3 more minutes.

For Medium: Cook for 4 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 4 more minutes.

For Well: Cook for 5 minutes covered and then unplug the machine and continue to cook covered for 5 more minutes.

Spice Mix:

Combine all ingredients.

Our Best Thanksgiving Videos 15 Videos

Get the recipe

Sticky Pecan Pull-Apart Bread 00:37

This simple dessert is a crowd pleaser that only uses a few ingredients.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Meat Loaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Simple Roasted Pork Shoulder

Recipe courtesy of Aaron McCargo Jr.

Boston Cream Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Roasted Turkey

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Mushroom and Burgundy Stew

Recipe courtesy of Rachael Ray

Pecan Pie

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Browse Reviews By Keyword