Recipe - MeatloafBurger2

Meatloaf Burger

This diner-inspired sandwich is piled high with thick sliced bacon infused meatloaf slices, seared until golden brown on both sides topped with a caramelized onion infused “special sauce”, fresh sliced tomatoes, crisp romaine lettuce, melted American cheese, crispy Applewood smoked bacon, and crispy onion strings, all on a warm Pretzilla Burger Bun.

  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Serves: 4 Sandwiches

Ingredients

    Glaze:

  • 2 Tbsp. Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Creole Mustard
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • Caramelized Onion Special Sauce:

  • 1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ½ cup ¼-inch Diced Caramelized Onions
  • ¼ cup Ketchup
  • 2 Tbsp. Spicy Brown Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. Steak Sauce
  • Meatloaf:

  • ¼ pound Minced Bacon
  • 1 cup Chopped Onion
  • 1 each Pretzilla Burger Bun
  • 1 Tbsp. Roasted Garlic
  • 2 each Whole Eggs
  • ¼ cup Minced Parsley
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • ¼ tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. Glaze (from above)
  • ¼ cup Whole Milk
  • 1½ pounds Ground Beef
  • Sandwiches:

  • 4 each Pretzilla Burger Buns
  • 2 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil
  • 4 slices American Cheese
  • 4 leaves Romaine Lettuce Leaves
  • 4 slices Beef Steak Tomato, ¼” slice
  • 4 slices Cooked Bacon, cut in half
  • 4 ounces Fried Onion Strings

Preparation

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    GLAZE:

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    Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl to thoroughly combine and set aside.

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    CARAMELIZED ONION SPECIAL SAUCE:

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    Whisk together ingredients in a small bowl to thoroughly combine and set aside in the refrigerator.

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    MEATLOAF:

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    Combine bacon and onion in a non-stick sauté pan over medium heat and cook 4-5 minutes until bacon is rendered and onion is soft and translucent. Remove to a small bowl and set aside.

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    Tear one Pretzilla Burger Bun into four pieces and add to the bowl of a food processor. Pulse a few seconds at a time to process into coarse crumbs.

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    Combine roasted garlic, eggs, parsley, salt, pepper, breadcrumbs, 2 tablespoons glaze, milk, and bacon-onion mixture in a large bowl and mix thoroughly.

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    Add ground beef and lightly knead with your hands until combined.

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    Preheat oven to 375°F.

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    Form into a 9 x 5 in. loaf shape and place on a baking pan lined with parchment paper.

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    Bake about 45 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145°F then brush with 2 tablespoons glaze.

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    Bake another 5 minutes and brush with remaining glaze.

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    Bake 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 155°F. Remove and let cool.

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    Reduce oven heat to 350°F.

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    SANDWICHES:

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    Cut Pretzilla Burger Buns in half horizontally and place cut side up on a baking sheet. Place in oven 5-7 minutes or until lightly toasted.

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    Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat.

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    Slice meatloaf into ½” slices.

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    Sear the sliced meatloaf 1-2 minutes per side or until golden brown and heated through (leftover meatloaf from the refrigerator will take 3-4 minutes per side).

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    Spread 1 tablespoon special sauce cut sides of each bun.

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    Place meatloaf on bottom bun. Top with cheese, lettuce, tomato slice, 2 slices bacon, and 2 tablespoons crispy onion strings. Close sandwich and serve.

Chef's Tip

Meatloaf and sauces and be made ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator up to 3 days. Sliced meatloaf freezes well for a delicious sandwich anytime. Just heat and eat!

https://www.pretzilla.com/recipes/meatloaf-burger/

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