Southwestern Meatloaf Burgers

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This can be a make-ahead or right away recipe. Very fun and unique! If you like, modify the recipe to be just a traditional-sized meatloaf.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 14 lbs ground chuck
  • 14 cup plain breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup minced scallion
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 12 cup tomato chili sauce, plus
  • 3 tablespoons tomato chili sauce
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. n a large bowl, combine beef, breadcrumbs, scallions, garlic, 1/2 cup chili sauce, egg, chili powder, cumin, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
  3. Using your hands, mix just until combined.
  4. Divide beef into 4 equal portions; form each portion into a patty, about 1.5 inches thick.
  5. At this point, you may choose to cover each patty with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight; if not, go onto the next step.
  6. Transfer patties to rimmed baking sheet.
  7. Bake until brownmed, about 15 minute.
  8. Brush tops and sides of patties with remaining chili sauce.
  9. Return to oven , cook 5-10 minutes more.
  10. Serve with jalapeno slices and warm tortillas, if desired.


Most Helpful

Very tasty! I don't like ketchup on my meatloaf, but liked the chili sauce, and will use that from now on. I took the chef%u2019s suggestion of doing this as a regular meatloaf instead of burgers. Always on the look out for new meatloaf variations, and this is a keeper.

Outta Here January 22, 2012

This is a super tasty recipe! I do think I will reduce the amount of chili sauce in the mix just a little bit next time as they didn't hold together very well after cooking (maybe 1/3 instead of 1/2 cup?). Otherwise, I loved them! I was concerned the cook time wouldn't be long enough but I did 10 minutes after adding the extra sauce on top and it was perfect. Instead of tortillas and jalapenos, I served with recipe #312509 on the side. Thanks for sharing!

flower7 July 15, 2011

I was about to post this out of my Everyday Food magazine, but you saved me the time, thanks! This looks yummy, plus my kids love anything involving meatloaf.

kitchenslave03 July 08, 2007

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