' Bacon Meatloaf Burgers with Shiraz - Vino Mas

Bacon Meatloaf Burgers


  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • ¼  teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • pinch dried thyme
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • ¼ cup plain bread crumbs
  • ⅔ cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 pound ground chuck beef (85% lean)
  • 4 hamburger or brioche buns
  • desired burger toppings
  • Optional dressing: (mix together)
    • ½ cup Greek yogurt
    • 1 TBSP spicy brown mustard
    • 1 TBSP favorite salad dressing (I used creamy Italian)

Step 1:  Whisk egg, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, salt, brown sugar, onion powder, garlic powder, thyme, and cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Add breadcrumbs and chopped cooked bacon. Crumble in the ground beef. Mix with your fingers until bacon and breadcrumbs are distributed evenly.

Step 2:  Form mixture into 4 burgers with your wet hands. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled thoroughly, about 3 hours.

Step 3: Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees, sear burgers in lightly oiled cast iron pan then place in oven to finish cooking to deisred doneness. OR Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Place burgers on the grate and cook, turing occasionally, until firm and cooked to your desired doneness. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read between 145 and 150 degrees F (63 degrees C). Let burgers rest for a few minutes.

Step 5:  Place burgers on buns, top burger with optional dressing and/or desired toppings before serving.  

Paired with Tyrrell's Rufus Stone Shiraz
Adapted from Allrecipes 

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