Sara Moulton's Time Saving Dinners
Sara Moulton, host of "Sara's Secrets" on the Food Network and executive chef for Gourmet, has a new cookbook out called "Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals." She demonstrated on "Good Morning America" how to prepare recipes from her latest collection.
Assembling a meatloaf and getting it into the oven is a breeze. Waiting an hour for it to cook is a drag. By contrast, these delicious burgers cook up in twelve minutes. When they're done you just glaze them with a quick chili sauce, run them under the broiler to finish, and -- voilà! -- mini meatloaf for everyone.
Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a large ovenproof skillet over high heat until hot. Reduce the heat to medium; add the onion, celery, and garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet, spreading out the mixture, and refrigerate to cool slightly. Combine the beef, pork, veal, sour cream, bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons of the mustard, the salt, and pepper; stir in the onion mixture. Shape into 6 equal burgers.
Heat the remaining tablespoon of oil in the skillet over high heat until hot; reduce the heat to medium and add the burgers to the pan. Cook the burgers for 6 minutes a side or until they are almost cooked through (nick and peek; they should be almost firm to the touch and have very little pink color inside). Transfer the burgers to a rimmed baking sheet.
Meanwhile, combine the chili sauce and the remaining 2 tablespoons mustard. Preheat the broiler to high. Spoon the chili sauce over each burger to cover well and place the skillet under the broiler. Broil for 2 minutes or until the topping begins to bubble.
Recipe copyright © 2005, Sara Moulton from her cookbook, Sara's Secrets for Weeknight Meals.