Meatloaf Burger

Sara Moulton's Time Saving Dinners

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

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.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 1 celery rib, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1 tablespoon)
  • 1 pound ground beef chuck
  • 1/2 pound ground pork
  • 1/2 pound ground veal or turkey
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly milled black pepper
  • 1/3 cup chili sauce
  • Cooking Directions

    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.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: garlic, dijon mustard, beef, pork, veal

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course

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