A steak burger is similar to a hamburger except that it is made with ground steak instead of ground chuck. Using steak results in a leaner burger that contains a more delicate taste. Though the fat in traditional hamburgers can be more succulent than steak, it can also be more damaging to your health by contributing to heart disease and high cholesterol. Similar to sirloin and rib-eye steaks, steak burgers are commonly prepared on the grill, but if you need an indoor option then you can cook up a delicious steak burger right in your oven.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the 1 lb. of ground sirloin steak into a large mixing bowl.
Mince 2 tbsp. of garlic and add it to the ground steak. Also add ½ tsp. of salt and ½ tsp. of pepper to the mixing bowl.
Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined and then make four 1/4-lb. steak burger patties, all the same size.
Place the patties on a baking sheet and put them into the oven.
Cook the steak burgers for four minutes on each side for rare, five minutes on each side for medium rare and six minutes for well-done. To prevent food-borne illnesses, steak burgers should be cooked to a minimal internal temperature of 145 degrees F, which should be measured by sticking a food thermometer into the center of your steak burger. Cooking times may vary per oven.
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