These Traeger Mini Meatloaf Burgers are for anyone who loves the classic flavors of one of our favorite comfort foods, meatloaf!
Traeger Mini Meatloaf Burgers
These delicious mini meatloaves are cooked on my Traeger pellet grill, giving them each a smoky, rich flavor. Topped off with BBQ sauce and served on rolls for a juicy, savory taste in every bite!
This is a great twist to your run-of-the-mill burger.
Even people who think they don’t like meatloaf will love these easy sandwiches.
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What kind of meat works best for this recipe?
I use ground beef with a meat-to-fat ratio of 85/15. This seems to be the best if you want your meat to remain moist and flavorful but not so greasy it’s swimming in it.
Some like to use a combination of ground beef and ground pork. It’s all up to you and your preferences in this case.
You can get crazy with ingredients if you’d like to and add anything from chopped pre-cooked bacon to chunks of cheese. Almost anything goes. I made these with traditional ingredients.
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How to make mini meatloaf burgers on your pellet grill
First, place your ground beef into a bowl. Figure on a ¼ pound per burger, then decide how many you’ll need to make per guest. One is usually enough once you add your side dishes and condiments and dessert. Unless you have teenage boys in your house. Then all bets are off.
Next, chop your onion. Chop as fine as you can as this blends well in your meat mixture. Add all the other ingredients and mix with your clean hands or a wooden spoon, whichever you prefer. Just don’t over mix, this is what causes a tough meatloaf.
Now form your burgers and place on a platter, cover and place in the refrigerator until you’re ready to get grilling!
Now we need to talk about sides.
Try our Smoked Brat Burger sometime!
What side work best with meatloaf?
Well, anything that goes with burgers on the grill is great and I have a few suggestions right here for you:
- Traeger Smoked Baked potatoes
- Easy Buttered Noodles
- Creamy Macaroni Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Traeger Grilled Corn on the Cob
Now that you have your sides set, you are going to want to make something sweet for dessert.
What kind of dessert would be best?
If you want something super simple you could serve my Easy Fluffy Cherry Cheesecake Dip served with graham crackers, or my Easy Berry Crisp, both light and delicious for the perfect end to a summer evening meal.
If you want to stick with the pellet grill, make my Traeger Apple Crisp. It feeds a crowd and is super easy.
Easy Trager Meatloaf Burgers
These Mini Meatloaf Burgers are delicious, especially when served on hard rolls or pretzel rolls with my Homemade BBQ Sauce.
If you’d rather not make patties, you can also cook this in a big foil pan. Check out my Smoked Meatloaf recipe for more info on that.
If you want to serve the BBQ sauce on the side along with various other condiments, you can let everyone make their own choices at the table. Have your BBQ sauce, ketchup, different kinds of mustard and relish, and even your favorite hot sauce available.
Along with some pickles, sweet and dill, sliced onion, even sautéed mushrooms, and multi-colored peppers and you’ll have a custom burger bar that everyone will love.
This is an easy, delicious meal to serve at your next BBQ, potluck, picnic, or family get-together. Everyone appreciates a good old juicy burger on the grill, along with all the fixings. We have to celebrate the opportunity to gather outside and enjoy the outdoors with our family and friends before it’s time to start thinking about going inside and firing up the ovens.
Traeger Mini Meatloaf Sandwiches
These are mini burger-sized versions of our ever-popular, Traeger meatloaf! Topped with BBQ sauce, cheese, and sandwiched between toasted buns. Perfect for a crowd!
- 1 small onion, finely diced
- 3 large eggs
- 2 egg yolks
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/2 cup ketchup
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 sleeve crushed saltine crackers
- 3 pounds 85/15 ground beef
- Preheat your smoker to 325° according to factory directions.
- Finely chop the onion and mix in all of the other loaf ingredients except the ground beef. Stir until well combined, and then add ground beef and mix until fully incorporated, but don't over-mix!
- Form the meat into individual patties and set aside.
- Carefully place directly on the grill grate and cook on the grill for 10-15 minutes, and then flip once and place BBQ sauce on top and cook for an additional 5 minutes. The internal temp of the meat should be at least 160°. Place cheese on top to melt at this point, if desired.
- Let rest for 10 minutes and then serve on buns.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 249mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 0gSugar: 3gProtein: 7g
Nutrition data provided here is only an estimate. If you are tracking these things for medical purposes please consult an outside, trusted source. Thanks!
Wednesday 18th of August 2021
I'm confused. You state the cook time at an hour yet the directions are only about 25 min with resting time?
Wednesday 18th of August 2021
Whoops! Nice catch! That was a typo and I corrected it.