Monday, July 14, 2014

Meatloaf Burgers

I'm really sorry if seeing raw meat grosses you out, for the purpose of this series it just helps to show you photos such as above.

I've talked about these burgers a few times before. We first tried them almost two years ago when my friend Ally shared the recipe on her blog. I have since included them in my latest freezer meal basket for my good friend and they also enjoyed them as well.

My hubby is not a fan of meatloaf, at all. So I get that some of you might be turned away at the name. But I encourage you to just try these. They're really flavorful and if you've got ripe, juicy tomatoes from the garden, that will be the perfect topping! Along with pickles, ketchup and mustard of course.

Any sort of prepared burger patty is another great item to keep in your freezer. Whether they're seasoned with your favorite spices or something more creative like these or another favorite of ours: grated cheese, Lawry's, pepper and barbecue sauce. During the grilling season, having these prepped ahead can be a lifesaver. You've already done all the hard work! It's all about making our lives just a little less complicated and I'm all for that.

Meatloaf Burgers

2 lbs. ground beef
3/4 cup crushed Ritz crackers
1/4 cup quick oats
2 eggs
1/3 cup ketchup
3/4 cup grated cheddar cheese
Dash of Lawry's, Parmesan cheese and garlic powder

Into a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Using your hands or a large spoon, mix everything together really well.Form into 8 equal sized patties.

To freeze: place patties onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Freeze for 1-2 hours or until frozen. Remove from freezer, wrap each patty in foil. Place all burgers into a large freezer bag that has been labeled and dated. Freeze until ready to use. When ready to use; let thaw and then cook on the grill to your desired preference.

Makes 8 patties. I recommend using within six months.

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