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Meatloaf Hamburger Patties are individually sized mini-meatloaves cooked on the stovetop instead of in the oven!  Topped with a tangy, sweet brown sugar ketchup glaze, this may be an old-fashioned recipe but the classic comfort food flavors will never go out of style.
Meatloaf Hamburger Patties
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Meatloaf Hamburger Patties are individually sized mini-meatloaves cooked on the stovetop instead of in the oven!  Topped with a tangy, sweet brown sugar ketchup glaze, this may be an old-fashioned recipe but the classic comfort food flavors will never go out of style.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: meatloaf
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 431 kcal
Author: Amy Nash, House of Nash Eats
Ingredients
Meatloaf patties
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced (about 1/2 a small onion)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup saltine cracker crumbs (about 12 crackers)*
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Topping
  • 1/3 cup ketchup
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the meatloaf ingredients and mix together by hand.  Shape into 4-5 individual patties.

  2. Make the topping by combining 1/3 cup ketchup and the brown sugar in a small bowl and stirring until smooth.  

  3. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat then add a little oil to it.  When the oil is hot, carefully place each hamburger patty into the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes until nicely browned on the bottom, then flip to cook the other side.  Immediately top each hamburger patty with some of the brown sugar ketchup topping while the patties cook for another 5 minutes on the other side.  

  4. When the meatloaf patties are no longer pink in the center, remove from the skillet and let rest for 5 minutes so the juices can redisurse.  Serve with mashed potatoes and green beans, or on hamburger buns for a meatloaf sandwich.

Recipe Notes

*If you don't have saltine crackers on hand, you could substitute an equal amount of bread crumbs or oats (quick or old-fashioned would both work) that have been pulsed in a blender or food processor a few times.

Alternatively, you could bake the meatloaf patties on a lightly greased baking sheet at 375 degrees F for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts
Meatloaf Hamburger Patties
Amount Per Serving
Calories 431 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 121mg 40%
Sodium 1129mg 47%
Potassium 511mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Sugars 18g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Vitamin C 3.8%
Calcium 5.3%
Iron 18.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.