Recipe courtesy of Ian Knauer
Bacon-Wrapped Meatloaf Burgers
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr
Prep:
25 min
Cook:
35 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 pound meatloaf mix (ground pork, veal, and beef)
  • 1/4 cup chili sauce, plus more for serving
  • 4 slices bacon, halved crosswise
  • 4 poppy seed rolls, split
  • Lettuce leaves, for serving

Directions

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

Heat the butter in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat until bubbly, then add the onion, carrot, celery, garlic, and season with 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt and 3/4 teaspoon pepper. Saute, stirring occasionally until vegetables are golden, about 10 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, soak the breadcrumbs in milk until soft, about 5 minutes. Squeeze the bread to remove the excess milk and discard the milk.

Lightly beat the egg in a large bowl, then add in the cooled onion mixture, breadcrumbs and meatloaf mix. Gently mix until just combined. Form into 4 (4 1/2-inch) patties making a small indentation in the center of each.

Line a baking sheet with foil. Brush 1 tablespoon chili sauce on top of each patty, then place burgers on the prepared pan. Wrap each patty with 2 strips bacon, tucking bacon edges under the patties. Bake the burgers until an instant-read thermometer inserted sideways into the burger registers 160 degrees F, 14 to 16 minutes. Alternately, preheat the broiler, remove the burgers from pan and broil about 4 inches from the heat source until the bacon browns, 2 to 3 minutes.

Place the burgers on the rolls and top with chili sauce and lettuce leaves, if desired.

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