Monday, January 7, 2013

BAKED MEATLOAF BURGERS

I love meatloaf, especially the top and end pieces that are coated with that sticky sweet glaze, don't you? As a matter of fact, picky-picky husband and I have been known to make leftover meatloaf sandwiches, using ONLY that outside saucy layer of meat.

With that in mind, I decided to try "baked meatloaf burgers" and they were a big hit; we ended up with the best part of the meatloaf in EVERY sandwich!!


1½ pounds lean ground beef (I use 90% lean)
1/2 cup chopped onion (chopped finely)
2 eggs lightly beaten
2/3 cup saltine crumbs (fine)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin

Mix above ingredients (don't over mix) and shape into patties. Place on baking sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

Brush liberally with glaze (really pile it on).

GLAZE

1/2 cup ketchup
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon ground DRY mustard powder
healthy pinch of black pepper
few drops of liquid smoke

Mix Glaze and brush over the patties (use all of the glaze).
Bake patties in a preheated 350° oven for 25-30 minutes or until they are cooked through (cooking time depends on how thick you make your patties).

This recipe also makes wonderful sliders on little dinner rolls. Don't try to FRY these burgers (with the sauce on them) because it will scorch and burn quickly; the sauce really transforms magically in the oven, so it is worth the effort.

6 comments:

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is a fabulous idea !
We also love the sweet saucy ends of the meatloaf.
I know this will be a hit at our house.
Thanks for sharing. ;)
Rose

Leslie said...

My husband would go crazy over these!!!! He loves the glazed part too!

Sonya said...

Soooo pinned this!!! we love meatloaf sandwiches so I have no doubt that we will love this!!!

Laura said...

hmmmm with a GF bun I COULD DO THIS!! these look fabulous Coleen

Monica H said...

This is a great idea! My husband loves leftover meatloaf sandwiches. This would be a good way to switch things up. I'll let you know how we like 'em!

Anonymous said...

Oh Wow! I made these tonight. They are so good. I didn't have dry mustard or Worcestershire sauce so I used honey mustard dressing and Dales sauce. So good.