Baked Meatloaf Burgers are a delicious and different way to serve fresh made meatloaf or use up your leftovers. Formed into patties or sliced and baked, covered in barbecue sauce! Absolutely delicious! Use your favorite toppings and these will be a hit, every time!
This recipe was created by accident. What started out as a way to use up leftover meatloaf, has become a regular choice for dinner in our household.
My husband was the first one to take our leftover meatloaf, slice it, baste it with barbecue sauce and bake it. It was such a simple idea and absolutely delicious! I still can’t believe how good it tastes!Now, we actually make Baked Meatloaf Burgers or bake a meatloaf on purpose to cut up and make these sandwiches. We also, when time is an issue, make bun sized burgers using the meatloaf recipe and baste them as they cook! It takes a lot less time to bake the burgers than an entire meatloaf! Definitely just as tasty!You can serve these Baked Meatloaf Burgers with any toppings you desire. We always add cheese when we toast the buns. I find the cheese prevents the buns from getting soggy and as much as I hate to admit it, I just love cheese!
My son loves to put red onion, feta cheese, pickles and some hot sauce on his Baked Meatloaf Burgers. I enjoy them with some extra barbecue sauce and my husband loves pickles and mustard. I can’t wait to hear what your family puts on their burgers!
Meatloaf Recipes to Try
Baked Meatloaf Burgers
- 2 pounds ground chicken, turkey, beef, pork or sausage
- 1 cup breadcrumbs or panko
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/2 cup barbecue sauce or ketchup
- 1 tblsp seasoning salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1 egg
- 1 medium onion, diced
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
In a large bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, milk, ketchup, seasoning salt, pepper, egg and diced onion. Do not over-mix. Divide into 6 equal portions and form into burgers. I make the burgers the size of my buns!
Place on a rimmed baking sheet, covered in tinfoil and a rack lightly coated in cooking spray.
Brush burgers with ketchup or barbecue sauce. Use your meat thermometer to be sure your burgers are cooked Between 25 and 30 minutes. Cooking time will vary depending on the kind of meat you are using.
Cooking note: Instead of individual patties I have made one meatloaf shaped like a cylinder (the size of my buns). Once cooked, usually between 60 and 75 minutes. I cut the loaf into individual "burgers". Paint mixture on top of each slice and broil for a few minutes until sauce hardens or caramelizes. These taste fabulous also and are definitely worth a try.