One of our favorite burgers is probably not known to many people, but we feel that it should be! We have given this burger its own tribute by calling it “Bubba Burger” after one of his famous recipes.
A bubba burger is similar to other hamburger dishes, except that instead of being made with meat and bread, it has rice as the binder and toppings. This makes for some very fluffy and lighter patties that cook more quickly and easily.
Oven cooking times
When baking meat, there is one important thing to remember about oven-cooking time! The internal temperature of the meat depends on two things: how long you bake it and what kind of meat you are baking.
With beef or pork, this really isn’t too much of an issue as both will cook relatively evenly at a similar speed. For chicken, however, different parts of the bird will cook at different speeds.
The breasts will dry out more quickly than the thighs, for example. This can result in overcooked and dried out meat which doesn’t taste very good.
So, when baking chicken pieces, make sure to check them every few minutes after the initial baking period to see if they have browned properly and cooked through.
When toasting burgers in the oven, there is one important factor that varies from person to person-oven temperature! Some people cook their burgers at lower temperatures, as mentioned before, but this depends on the grill or broiler they have.
If you bake your burger in an oven that has a digital thermometer, then these are helpful in determining when to put down the hamburger! Many recipes call for a medium heat source, which means that most people leave them in the oven until they reach that temperature.
However, some people cut off the cooking time because they find that the outside of the burger is browning but the inside is still raw. This can be due to either overbaking or underbaking of the burger! If you like this style burger more than others, then make sure to take notes on how long to cook it so that it does not overcook or undercook.
How to bake a burger
When cooking a hamburger, there are two main components of the meat that require different levels of temperature before they can be finished. These are the internal temperature of the patty or half-pounder portion and the surface temperature of the grill/frying pan the burger is cooked in.
The internal temperature of the meat depends on what kind of meat you use and how well it was dried prior to being mixed into the burgers. For example, thinner cuts of beef like ground sirloin will cook down slightly during baking due to their thickness. Thicker steaks such as top round will remain warmer due to their fat content.
Knowing the correct internal temperatures for your meats is an important part of creating great bubba burgers!
Surface temperature is also an essential part of making great barbeque. The most common way to determine this is by using a thermometer to check if the grill has warmed up enough to hold a hand comfortably. If so, then the fry bread is ready!
Baking a burger however, goes beyond just knowing when the grill is hot enough! Because we are putting our burgers in an oven, we must ensure that they do not burn while roasting away. This is where time comes in again! Depending on the size of the burger, it may take anywhere from twelve minutes to twenty four hours for them to fully cook through.
Take out the pan
If you are looking to cook your burgers in the oven, then there is one important thing to know before doing so! You can’t just use a regular hamburger patty in the oven like you would in a normal grill or skillet burger.
You have to make sure that the breading that covers the meat does not burn in the high heat of an oven. This could potentially result in raw beef inside of the bun!
So what kind of toppings do we recommend for cooking in the oven? We suggest tomato, lettuce, onion, and pickles as our favorite toppings. Just be careful not to overdo it since you will want to bake these down slightly.
Overall, baking the burgers in the oven is a great way to prepare them if you are new to making your own food or craving something different.
Don’t overcrowd the pan
When cooking burgers in the oven, your should never have more than one layer of meat- this is called an “overcrowded” burger.
When baking seasonings like herbs or garlic are mixed into the beef, they can burn when cooked at higher temperatures. This happens because the high heat needed to cook the meat also melts the oils from the herb or garlic, creating hard, burnt bits in the finished product.
This will not only make for a poor tasting meal, but you may end up with some very unhappy eaters as well!
To prevent this, always mix the seasoning just before putting the hamburger onto the grill or in the oven.
Use the right oil
When toasting your burger rolls, what kind of oil you use makes a big difference! Many recipes call for olive or canola oil as a cooking medium but that’s not the best choice when it comes to bubba burgers.
Olive oil will burn very quickly when heated which will result in raw hamburger meat and potentially bad health effects. Canola oil is also high in saturated fat which could increase cholesterol levels and possibly contribute to heart disease. That’s why we recommend using peanut butter instead!
Peanut butter is an excellent source of monounsaturated fats which may help lower blood LDL (or “bad”) cholesterol. It also packs in some protein which helps keep you full longer! If you like crunchy toppings such as lettuce or tomato, put those on after baking to preserve their flavor and texture.
Use the right pan
When cooking burgers in the oven, you will need to use either an upright grill or fryer style pan or a broiler-proof skillet. If using a grill pan, make sure it is cookware that contains no metal, as this may burn in the high temperature of baking.
If using a broiler proof pan, be aware that these are not designed to hold heat well, so do not put too many foods into them! They will become burnt or even charred due to excessive heating. These chips can remain quite salty which some people find very tasty but others cannot tolerate such additives.
Regular pans with non-stick coating work just as well if not better than both types of pans mentioned above! Luckily, there are several brands that market themselves as “non-stick” or “tough enough for the oven”. Some have luster coatings as well which help keep the food more attractive looking while also helping prevent sticking.
Know the difference between grill and pan
When cooking hamburger patties in the oven, there is an easy way to make sure they are of high quality and taste good! What kind of cookware you use makes a big difference.
There are two main types of cookware used for making burgers- grills and pans. Grills like a broiler or grill can be utilized to bake the burger half-way through by using either a hot air cooker or a gas stove. This article will talk about how to cook bubba style burgers in the oven with both methods!
Pans cannot be heated up before use, which means that they must be pre-seasoned before being used to make the burger. The best brands of heavy duty baking sheets are Wok Team, King Features, or All Clad. These are all great resources for these pre-seasoned pans!
Bubbas are typically one 1/2 pound (225 g) beef patties, so when baking them it should take around 10 minutes per each side depending on your cook time.