Craving Meatloaf + No Oven = Meatloaf Burgers!

 Meatloaf Burgers

So in case you missed it,  we currently live in a hotel room with no oven and a tiny kitchenette. For this reason, there are a lot of meals that I drool over but cannot make because it simply won’t work in our little toaster oven. One thing I’ve been missing since we lived here is Meatoaf. Unfortunately, I thought my craving was just gonna have to wait until we move back to Texas in April. When I saw this recipe that the Foodie Fashionista came up with for Meatloaf Burgers I thought, “Now why didn’t I think of that?!”

Alex actually ended up cooking these because I was at the gym the night we had planned to eat it.  They were delicious and we will definitely make variations on these again soon. Ours really didn’t want to stay together at all but I think that’s because Alex only used 1 pound of meat and didn’t adjust the other measurements accordingly. However, they were still totally yummy despite being crumbly. I think we are in th minority of people who actually like Turkey Meatloaf better than beef so next time we will use ground turkey. Alex also mentioned that next time he would use butter to caramelize the onions but that kind of defeats the idea of it being a pretty healthy meal.

By the way, the Foodie Fashionista’s picture of this is WAY better than the one we got so click the link above and check it out.

Meatloaf Burgers with Carmelized Onion and Smokey Ketchup

Carmelized Onions
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cup yellow onions, sliced thin
1 1/2 cup red onions, sliced thin
pinch of sugar

Heat oil over medium heat in a small saute pan. Add onions and cover pan. Cook until onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Add sugar and continue to cook for about 10 more minutes, until the onions are golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside.

Smokey Ketchup
3/4 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Mix ketchup and Worcestershire sauce in a small bowl.

1 teaspoon olive oil
1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup ketchup
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 slice of light wheat bread, ground fine (I use a coffee grinder or mini food processor)
20 ounces 93% lean ground beef

Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onions and cook until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook another 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat.

In a large bowl, mix ingredients from egg through bread. Stir in cooked onions and garlic. Add meat to bowl and mix well with hands. Mixture will be much wetter than a typical burger mixture. Shape meat into 6 equal patties. Grill or broil to desired level of doneness. Serve on a light hamburger bun with smokey ketchup and carmelized onions.

Yields 6 servings.

WW info:
flex – 4 points per burger
core – included
(does not include hamburger bun)


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