Western Meatloaf Burger

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1/2 cup ketchup plus 2 tablespoons divided
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 cup minced scallions
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large egg lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • In a large bowl mix beef, 1/2 cup ketchup and the next 7 ingredients (bread crumbs through salt and pepper). Use hands to mix well.
  • Divide mixture into 4 patties about 1 1/2 inches thick. Place patties in a large skillet preheated on medium-high heat. Cook for 15 minutes covered.
  • Brush tops of burgers with the remaining 2 tablespoons of ketchup and cook for 5 minutes more or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.
  • Serve immediately while warm.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Turnip fries (peel turnips and cut into “fries”; toss with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet in a preheated 375-degree oven, turning once, until tender. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic powder).
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure ketchup and bread crumbs are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 356 Calories; 22g Fat (54.7% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 15g Carbohydrate; 2g Dietary Fiber; 131mg Cholesterol; 442mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 2 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.
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