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Melted cheese on small hamburgers with buns, lettuce, tomato, and special sauce ready to eat at a patriotic party.
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Baked Hamburgers with Burger Sauce

EASY Baked Hamburgers are stuffed with cheddar cheese and spread with Burger Sauce. Oven-bake these for dinner or serve to a crowd. Perfect July 4th party food for summer cookouts!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner & Main Dishes
Cuisine: American
Keyword: baked hamburgers, burger sauce, cheeseburger sliders
Servings: 24
Calories: 335kcal


Cheese Stuffed Hamburger Patties

  • 3 lb ground hamburger
  • 24 ½" cubes cheddar cheese use a block of cheese
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ Grill Rub your favorite or try mine!
  • 1 cup Worcestershire

Burger Sauce

  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 4 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons dill or sweet relish

Baked Hamburgers

  • 24 mini hamburger buns
  • 1 cup burger sauce
  • 24 cheese stuffed cooked hamburger patties
  • 24 tomato slices
  • ruffled bib lettuce
  • 6 slices Colby cheese slices cut into quarters


Make the Burger Sauce

  • Mix equal portions of ketchup, mayo, and relish (either dill or sweet). This sauce is SO easy and really makes the burgers amazing!

Oven Bake the Hamburgers

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.
  • Cut 24 cheddar cheese 1" cubes from a large block of cheese.
  • In a large bowl, mix hamburger meat, grill rub, and Worcestershire sauce until well combined. Use a 2” ice cream scoop to get cheeseburgers even sized, place a ½" cube of cheddar cheese inside, and form into a ball. Place on the parchment-lined sheet pan.
  • BAKE 400 degrees 20 minutes until well done, an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Assemble Hamburgers

  • Slice buns open, spread burger sauce on each side of the bun.
  • Stack lettuce, tomato, burger, ¼ of a Colby cheese slice, and serve on a patriotic tray (or in cupcake wrappers) and stick a flag toothpick on top.


Cute serving idea: Try serving the cheeseburger sliders on patriotic cupcake wrappers on a tray, easier to eat and hold at a party! 
Dinner or Party Planning Portions: These are small hamburgers, plan on at least two per person!
Burger Sauce: Is SO GOOD! Serve extra so people can add more if they like. 
What Kind of Bread Buns Work for Small Burgers?
  • Small Dinner Rolls
  • Parker House Rolls
  • King's Hawaiian Bread Rolls
  • Martin's Potato Rolls
  • Petite Brioche Buns
Any small roll or bun will work just fine, you can even find "slider" buns and rolls easily in the grocery store.


Calories: 335kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 480mg | Potassium: 394mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 380IU | Vitamin C: 6.1mg | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 4mg