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aunt kathy's oven burgers

(19 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Dawn Whitted
Spearfish, SD

These burgers are simple and delicious. My guy's Aunt Kathy made these when I first met him. I recently asked for the recipe and added my twist (different seasoning & and a sauce). Her version is made with mayo but you can replace the sauce with BBQ sauce or whatever you like. I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Gooey melted cheese, savory special sauce... what could be better on a burger?! Even if you don't enjoy the toppings that are added, the method for making these hamburgers is great. They're juicy just like a burger should be. Baking them in the oven, the cheese melts into the spread and drips everywhere (in a good way). The bun is warm and the bottom gets slightly crisp. The perfect foundation for the messy burger. A must-try for any cheeseburger lover!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(19 ratings)
yield 6 -8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Griddle

Ingredients For aunt kathy's oven burgers

  • 8
    wheat or sesame hamburger buns
  • 2 lb
    ground sirloin or lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    Montreal steak seasoning blend
  • 1 lg
    onion, yellow
  • 1/2 c
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
    yellow mustard
  • 4 slice
    dill pickle, finely diced
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1-2 pinch
    cayenne pepper (optional)
  • American & Swiss cheese slices
  • 1/3 pkg
    bacon bits
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic, minced
  • 2-3 slice
    pickled jalapeno

How To Make aunt kathy's oven burgers

  • Frying the hamburgers in a skillet.
    Combine ground sirloin and Montreal steak seasoning in a large bowl, fold lightly. Do not overwork the meat. *Optional additions to add: 1 large clove garlic minced and 3 Tbsp bacon bits. Fry burgers on the stovetop or grill until they are light pink in the middle (not quite fully cooked). They will continue to cook in the oven. **optional additions 1 large clove garlic minced 3T bacon bits
  • Sauce ingredients in a bowl.
    Combine all of the ingredients to the sauce in a small bowl.
  • Sauce and cheese on hamburger buns.
    Add sauce to the top and bottom of burger buns. Add a slice of American cheese on one side of the bun and a slice of Swiss cheese on the other side.
  • Burger, jalapenos, and onions on top of the buns.
    Place cooked sirloin burger on bun and top with a slice of onion & jalapeno (optional).
  • Hamburgers wrapped in aluminum foil.
    Wrap each burger in foil.
  • Hamburgers baking in the oven.
    Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes to just melt the cheese and cook onion slightly.
  • Aunt Kathy's Oven Burgers on two plates with potato chips.
    I serve these with a cold potato salad or pasta salad, veggies, or chips.