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MAJIC MEAT LOAF BURGERS WITH CHILE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE

tHIS IS A GREAT BURGER BECAUSE I EXPERIMENTED AND USED OUR FAVORITE MEAT LOAF RECIPE TO MAKE BURGERS. THE SAUCE WITH CHILES MAKES A SUPER TASTY BURGER AND PLEASED OUR SUMMER GUESTS. THEY GAVE IT A THUMBS UP.

Ingredients 

1 1/2 POUNDS GROUND CHUCK
1/2 CUP PANKO (JAPANESE BREADCRUMBS)
1/2 CUP SHREDDED CARROTS
1/2 CUP SLICED GREEN ONION
3/4 CUP SHREDDED CHEDDAR CHEESE
1 TEASPOON S ALT
1/4 TEASPOON FRESHLY GROUND BLACK PEPPER
1/4 CUP CHOPPED FRESH BASIL
1 TABLESPOON FRESH LEMON THYME
1/4 TEASPOON GROUND CAYENNE
1/4 CUP SUTTER HOME ZINFANDEL

CHILE SWEET AND SOUR SAUCE
1/4 CUP CATSUP
1/4 CUP BROWN SUGAR
1 TEASPOON PREPARED MUSTARD
1 (4-OZ.) CAN DICED GREEN CHILE, DRAINED

6 ONION ROLLS, SPLIT

Instructions 

PREPARE MEDIUM HOT FIRE IN A CHARCOAL GRILL OR PREHEAT A GAS GRILL TO MEDIUM HIGH. BRUSH GRILL RACK WITH VEGETABLE OIL OR SPRAY WITH COOKING SPRAY.

iN A LARGE BOWL, COMBINE THE BEEF, BREAD CRUMBS, CARRPTS. ONION, CHEDDAR CHEESE, SALT, PEPPER , BASIL, THYME, CAYENNE AND ZINFANDEL, MIX WELL. FORM INTO 6 PATTIES AND PLACE ON GRILL RACK. GRILL UNTIL BROWNED ON THE BOTTOM, ABOUT 4 MINUTES. tHEN TURN AND gRILL JUST UNTIL DONE, 5 TO 7 MINUTES LONGER.

dURING THE LAST FEW MINUTES OF COOKING, PLACE ROLL, CUT SIDE DOWN ON EDGE OF GRILL TO TOAST LIGHTLY.

mEANWHILE PREPARE SAUCE: cOMBINE CATSUP, BROWN SUGAR AND MUSTARD; STIR IN DRAINED CHILES.

TO SERVE, PLACE A BURGER ON BOTTOM HALF OF ROLL AND TOP WITH SAUCE AND ROLL TOP.

MAKES 6 BURGERS

Comments 

AN ALL-AMERICAN MEAT LOAF MADE INTO BURGERS IS CREATIVE AND A SUMMER TREAT.