Beyond Burgers are typically fried, but if that’s not an option for some reason, you can certainly cook them in the oven.
I bought a bunch of them recently and experimented with this in order to find the ideal cooking temperature and time.
The general procedure is simple:
- Preheat your oven to 400F
- Put thawed Beyond Burgers on a cooking tray (no oil needed)
- Cook for 12-15 minutes (or until an internal temperature of 165F) and remove
Here’s what mine looked like after 15 minutes (I like them well done):
There’s still a bit of pink inside, which is normal and what the package says to expect.
Detailed Steps to Cooking Beyond Burgers in an Oven
If you like your burgers a particular way, you may need to change things up.
Let’s go through your options after you preheat your oven…
Option 1: Pan or Tray
I used a typical baking pan, a cookie sheet would also work.
You can use a cooking rack instead of a pan if you’d like, but put a pan underneath since Beyond Burgers release a lot of oil.
Option 2: Rare or Well Done?
To start with, if you’re using a pan, the side that is down will of course become harder/crispier.
If you want both sides to be the same, flip them after 6-8 minutes.
I prefer mine on the well done side, so I cooked my burgers for a full 15 minutes and flipped after 8 minutes.
Here’s what they looked like when I took them out:
In terms of taste, they tasted just as good as when I fried Beyond Burgers, so I consider this experiment a success!
If you opt to skip a bun, make sure to use a lettuce that doesn’t fall apart.