Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Meatloaf Burgers with Smokey Ketchup and Carmelized Onions

I've been craving meatloaf but it takes so long to bake it! It's a total "Sunday dinner" in my books, meaning Sunday is the only day of the week that I have time to prepare and cook it in time to eat dinner at a decent hour. The idea came to me when I was flipping through an old issue of COoking Light where they had a feature on burgers from around the world. All of a sudden I thought, "Why can't I put all the flavors of meatloaf into a burger size portion?" Ta-da.

So I took my meatloaf recipe and just turned it into burgers, ketchup topping and onions and all.

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.

Burgers
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)

13 comments:

Rachel said...

Oh man, that looks incredible! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

furiousBall said...

holy frijoles (and I don't throw that term around loosely) that looks yummy. i want to eat that.. with my mouth on my face

Allison said...

oooh, that looks yummy. i may try that this weekend :)

nellagirl said...

That looks wonderful!

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Melissa said...

Great idea, I don't like hug portions of meat. Check out my blog, I gave you the Excellent award!

Alexa said...

We made these tonight and they're tasty! We used store-bought bread crumbs and put in about a 1/4 cup. And broiled them for 20 minutes, flipping once. We also drained the excess fat on the first flip.

They're really good!

Jaime said...

i love love love caramelized onions! great idea adding some worcestershire to the ketchup too!

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Peter said...

Hey there, just used your meatloaf burger recipe as a base for my own! Thanks so much they tasted fantastic :)