Saturday, July 24, 2010

Meatloaf Patties

Making meatloaf patty style does three things:  It insures everyone gets plenty of topping, your meat is always cooked through, and it saves time since it cooks faster. Bonus?  It's freezable. Zip on down to the bottom to see how to freeze them for later.

Meatloaf Patties

olive oil
1/2 cup onion, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1-1/2 Tablespoon chicken broth
1 teaspoon tomato paste
1 pound ground beef
2-1/2 Tablespoons bread crumbs (use quinoa flakes for GF)
1 egg
1/2 c ketchup (or more to your taste!) BBQ sauce can also be used

Chop/dice onion. I do mine pretty small  so there are never any crunchy onions in my meatloaf.Cook onions in oil with salt/pepper until completely cooked. Turn off heat. Add Worcestershire sauce, broth, and paste. Mix and cool a little. Mix eggs and bread crumbs...Add tomato/onion mixture to it. and beef. Form into 3-4 hamburger patties. Put on jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with sides) and drizzle with ketchup. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until done. 

To grill... Heat ketchup separately  mostly to get the chill off. Grill meatloaf patties on medium heat for for 5-6 minutes. Flip, add ketchup and grill for another 5-6 minutes.
You can make more than one batch at a time. TO FREEZE....Form patties and put on wax paper lined cookie sheet. Freeze and then bag. To cook, thaw and cook according to directions above.

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