What can we say? We're burger addicts. So just because the weather changes and the grill is covered in frost, doesn't mean we are willing to give up our Kobe-Crafted burger habit.
So when we want to enjoy a juicy, delicious burger but can't bear the thought of braving the icy outdoors, we do what desperate times require: we use our oven!
Winter food doesn't have to be boring, and burgers are the perfect comfort food to battle the cold, it just requires a small adjustment. Don't let the lack of a grill or warm weather keep you from enjoying your favorite food. When you opt for the tasty, perfectly-textured Steakhouse Elite burger, even an oven burger can be extraordinary!
How to Cook a Burger in the Oven
1. Preheat the Oven
The first step in cooking the perfect burger is to preheat your oven to 375°F. While the oven heats up, line a baking tray with parchment paper. This will prevent the burgers from sticking and make for easy clean-up.
2. Prepare the Patties--or Buy Ours!
Next, make the patties. Mix in salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic, and any other seasonings of your choice to your ground beef. Shape the beef into patties of even size. When shaping the patties, be careful not to overwork the beef as this causes tough burgers. Don't feel like bothering with all that? Pick up a four-pack of Steakhouse Elite, and the burger pressing is done for you!
3. Cook It Up
Get the patties onto the prepared baking tray and place them in the oven. Bake for 10-12 minutes, then flip the patties so that they cook evenly. As oven temperatures can vary, use a meat thermometer to determine the burgers' doneness. An internal temperature of 160°F indicates a well-done burger.
4. Add the Cheese.
For an extra treat, add a slice of cheese to the burgers during the final moments of baking. Cheddar and Swiss cheese work perfectly for this dish, but feel free to get creative with toppings.
5. Toast the Buns
While the burgers are cooking, you have time to toast the buns. Slice your burger buns in half and put them in the oven alongside the burgers. Be sure to keep an eye on them so they don't burn. Extra points for buttering the buns before toasting!
Don't let the wintery weather keep you from your burger addiction. With just a few modifications (no mittens and hats required), you can have a satisfying meal ready in no time by putting your Steakhouse Elite Kobe-Crafted pre-pressed burgers in the oven (find them at your local grocer).