Meat Loaf Burgers

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 7 hours


6 servings

Updated: Nov. 04, 2022
These hearty meat loaf sandwiches are delightful for potluck dinners. Served on hamburger buns, the beefy patties get extra flavor when topped with the seasoned tomato sauce. —Peggy Burdick, Burlington, Michigan
Meat Loaf Burgers Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 celery rib, chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 hamburger buns, split


  1. Place onion and celery in a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the beef, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper; mixing lightly but thoroughly; shape into 6 patties. Place over onion mixture. Combine the tomato juice, garlic, ketchup, Italian seasoning, bay leaf and remaining salt. Pour over the patties.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-9 hours or until meat is no longer pink. Discard bay leaf. Separate patties with a spatula if necessary; serve on buns.

Nutrition Facts

1 burger: 385 calories, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 94mg cholesterol, 1123mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 2g fiber), 34g protein.

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