Italian Baked Hamburgers Recipe

I love this healthier version baking our hamburgers during the picnic season. I make them ahead of time and keep the cast iron skillet ready to reheat on the grill. Perfect when going to a picnic that can be reheated right in the the pan, just bring the buns!

 Italian Baked Hamburgers Recipe

4 hamburger patties hand molded ground chuck 1/2 thick
Peppers sliced (around 2 peppers) or us long hots
Italian seasoning not much just around 1/4 teaspoon on each burger we made our own blend. Dried basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, salt, black pepper. Equal amounts around 1/4 teaspoon each.
grating cheese
1/4 cup Italian tomato sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil or more for drizzling
1 tablespoon granulated garlic

Topping suggestions:

 provolone cheese, tomatoes, Romaine lettuce, pickles, Italian olives, bacon, prosciutto, mushrooms sauteed, onions, fresh roasted garlic, tomato sauce, pepperoni, mozzarella cheese, olive oil and vinegar on a garlic toasted buns. 

Cast iron fry pan with grids on the bottom to catch the oil.

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Spray pan with cooking oil. Place the patties in the pan. Sprinkle with granulated garlic over each pattie, add around 1 teaspoon of sauce and spread of the top. Sprinkle with Italian seasoning and grating cheese. Place pepper of choice on top of hamburgers.  Drizzle a little olive oil over each ring or use cooking spray. Sprinkle with more grating cheese. Bake for 45 minutes until burger are browned (if you want cheese on them add it around 5 minutes before they are completely cooked on top) 

Serve with Italian home fries my dad's recipe!

1 comment:

Big Dude said...

Looks really good Claudia, but I might need a little onion on mine as well.