By request I have made a burger version of my meatloaf, just for my Shawnee. It’s really yum!
2lbs ground beef (ground chuck is good because it has some fat, which is good for tender juicy burgers)
1/2c. bread crumbs
1/2 packet of onion soup mix
1T Worchestershire sauce
1 onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
salt and pepper
sauteed red onion
Toss first 7 ingredients together, don’t mash it all together just toss it so everything is incorporated throughout. Once it’s incorporated, beat the egg in a bowl then incorporate into the meat. Work the meat just a little. The more you handle the meat the tougher it will be so handle it minimally.
Form into patties and generously sprinkle salt and pepper on each side of the patties. Grill on medium-high heat until cooked to your liking.
Sauteed Red Onions
Thinly slice a red onion. On medium-low heat, melt butter in a saucepan, add onions and cook stirring occasionally until the onions caramelize. salt and pepper at the end.
Serve burger on a toasted ciabatta roll with mayonnaise, ketchup, and sauteed onions. MMMMMMM….good! It’s like a cozy winter meal, fit for a hot summer weekenight!