How to Cook Frozen Hamburgers in the Oven

how to cook frozen hamburger in oven

You can cook your hamburger in the oven. But it may be quite dry. To prevent your meat from drying too much when baking it in the oven, you can cover it with aluminum foil or you can marinate your steak beforehand, for example in soy sauce or in lemon sauce.

Frozen hamburger patties are very convenient. No time to think about lunch this afternoon or spend hours in the kitchen, prepare burgers and fries

There is nothing wrong with cooking frozen hamburger patties in the oven. While putting frozen hamburger meat in the oven increases the cooking time, it is still a faster option than properly defrosting the patties first.

However, there are shortcut defrosting methods that are faster than baking frozen patties in the oven, if you’re pressed for time. Regardless of how you prepare your burgers, it is important to cook ground beef thoroughly to kill any bacteria.

How to thaw frozen hamburger patties

how to cook frozen hamburger patties in oven

Frozen hamburger patties

The best way to thaw frozen hamburger patties is to refrigerate them for five hours per pound.

One shortcut is to place frozen ground beef in an airtight plastic bag and hold it under a uniform stream of cold running water until thawed. Turn the meat frequently. Cook all thawed meat in this way right away.

Thawing the patties in the microwave for several minutes works, but it can affect the quality of the final product. A microwave oven will often start cooking the outside of patties before the inside is completely thawed, and it can contribute to a chewy texture in cooked burgers.

How to bake frozen hamburger patties in the oven

Follow these five simple steps to cook frozen hamburger patties in the oven.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Place the frozen patties on a lightly greased baking sheet. Cover the tray with aluminum foil and place the tray in the center of the center oven rack.

Step 3

Cook the hamburger patties for about an hour. Cooking time varies greatly depending on the density and thickness of the patties, as well as the differences between individual ovens.

Step 4

Remove the tray using an oven mitt. Uncover the tray and insert the end of a meat thermometer into the center of the thickest patty, being careful not to press on the baking tray. Determine if the meat has reached 160 degrees, when it is considered safe to eat. Do not just rely on textural or visual inspection, as both can be misleading.

Step 5

Return the burgers to the oven if they have not yet reached 160 degrees or if you prefer them more cooked.

Simple recipe to assemble hamburger

Follow the recipe card to make the hamburger with already cooked patties. It’s quite simple and easy to assemble the hamburger.

how to cook frozen hamburger in oven

How to Cook Frozen Hamburgers in the Oven

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Simple and delicious hamburgers!


  • 4 Hamburger buns
  • 4 beef patties, cooked
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tomato
  • 200 g county cheese
  • 60 g ketchup
  • 60 g strong mustard
  • 150 g spinach


  1. Grill the inside of the hamburger buns until golden brown,
    then let cool.
  2. Peel the onion and slice it into very thin rings. Wash the tomato and cut into thin slices. Also cut the cheese into thin slices.
  3. Spread mustard on 4 bun halves and ketchup on the other 4, then
    top with tomatoes, cheese, beef patties and onions.
  4. Then put the hamburger halves with patties in the oven to melt the cheese and heat the meat.
  5. Out of the oven, garnish the burgers with spinach leaves and
    assemble the sandwiches.
  6. Enjoy immediately.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 626Total Fat: 36gSaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 937mgCarbohydrates: 35gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 41g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated by a third party.

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