Chef John’s Grilled Bacon Meatloaf Burgers

Chef John’s Grilled Bacon Meatloaf Burgers I love meatloaf, but not as much as I love meatloaf sandwiches. In fact, I’ll make a meatloaf just for the leftovers. I’ll fry the cold slice in a buttered pan until hot and crusty, and enjoy it on toast with ketchup. This recipe is basically that, plus bacon, in burger form.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

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Time Details

    PREP : 10 mins

    COOK : 10 mins

    TOTAL : 3 hrs

    SERVING : 4

    YIELD : 4 servings

  • Whisk egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Add breadcrumbs and chopped cooked bacon. Crumble in the ground beef. Mix with your fingers until bacon and breadcrumbs are distributed evenly.

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  • Form mixture into 4 burgers with your wet hands. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly, about 3 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  • Place burgers on the grate and cook, turing occasionally, until firm and cooked to your desired doneness. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read between 145 and 150 degrees F (63 degrees C). Let burgers rest for a few minutes before serving.

Per Serving: 520 calories; protein 33.9g; carbohydrates 8.9g; fat 37.7g; cholesterol 164.6mg; sodium 1388.7mg. You can also pan fry these burgers to get a nice even crust.