Baked Hamburgers

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 35 min.


2 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
This baked hamburgers recipe is hearty and moist. The onion gives it a special flavor, and the sweet-flavored sauce further enhances the taste. I serve these as an entree with accompanying vegetables or on a bun as a sandwich. —Marg Bisgrove, Widewater, Alberta


  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 2 hamburger buns, optional
  • Sliced red onion, optional


  1. In a small bowl, combine the onion, bread crumbs, milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 2 patties. Place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  2. Combine the water, brown sugar, ketchup, mustard, vinegar and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; pour over patties.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350° until a thermometer reads 160°, 35-40 minutes. If desired, serve on buns with red onion.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 363 calories, 15g fat (6g saturated fat), 77mg cholesterol, 1240mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.