Double-Duty Meatloaf & Burgers

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1-1/2 cups (375 mL) quick-cooking rolled oats

2 tsp (10 mL) dried basil or oregano

1 tsp (5 mL) salt

1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper

4 eggs

1-1/2 cups (375 mL) milk

1/3 cup (75 mL) ketchup

1 tbsp (15 mL) prepared yellow or Dijon mustard

3 lbs (1.5 kg) lean ground beef


6 whole wheat hamburger buns

1 tsp (5 mL) butter, softened (optional)

3 oz (90 g) Canadian Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced (optional)

Lettuce, sliced tomatoes, desired burger toppings

Double-Duty Meatloaf & Burgers

Make weeknight meals easy with this doubleduty meal. On the weekend, serve one meatloaf hot with a side dish such as October's One Potato, Two Potato Double-Layered Mash, then chill the remaining loaf to make the fastest homemade burgers ever during the week.

Tip: To freeze the meatloaf, refrigerate until cold, then cut into slices. Wrap slices well in plastic wrap, in foil or place in an airtight container. Let thaw in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight. Heat as directed for Burgers.

Servings: 12 (6 meatloaf servings + 6 hamburgers)

Preparation Time: 10 – 15 minutes

Cooking Time: Bake 1 hour + 4 minutes per hamburgers

Nutritional Information


Calories: 340

Protein: 32 g

Carbohydrate: 16 g

Fat: 16 g

Fibre: 2.2 g

Sodium: 401 mg


Calories: 458

Protein: 36 g

Carbohydrate: 37 g

Fat: 19 g

Fibre: 4.2 g

Sodium: 602 mg



Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). In large bowl, using a fork, combine oats, basil, salt, pepper and eggs; stir in milk, ketchup and mustard. Let stand for 5 min. Add ground beef and blend gently with fork until incorporated (do not over mix).

Divide mixture in half and pack each half into a 9 x 5-inch (23 by 12.5 cm) metal loaf pan; flatten tops.

Bake for 1 hr or until thermometer inserted in centre registers at least 165°F (74°C). Carefully pour off any excess liquid. Let stand for 10 min. Cut one loaf into slices and serve hot. (Turn remaining meatloaf out onto a rimmed baking. Wrap well and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)


Preheat barbecue grill to medium or heat a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.

Cut meatloaf into 12 slices. Place on preheated grill (if using skillet, brush with softened butter and cook in batches as necessary) and cook, turning once, for 2 min per side or until browned and hot in the centre.

Top hot meatloaf with Cheddar cheese (if using), place 2 slices on each bun and garnish with desired toppings.

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