Canned Meatloaf Burger with Mushroom Sauce, Budget Meal


 Canned Meatloaf Burger with Mushroom Sauce, Budget Meal

Canned Meatloaf Burger Patty

I was curious of the idea that canned meatloaf can be made into burger patty.

I have seen several video using canned Argentina Meatloaf to make burger but the resultant fatties looks more of a maruya than a burger.

Initially I was planning to use the Maling Canned Meatloaf, but I thought this burger should be a super budget meal, so I ended using the Argentina Canned Meatloaf.

I am not expecting that this burger will taste as a real meat burger or will smell as “Langhap Sarap” for the reason that canned meatloafs are full of preservatives and nitrates, which usually overwhelmed the supposed beef or meat flavors as per product descriptions. 

I do not think canned meatloafs contained substantial amount real meat, especially the very cheap brands, most likely it may not even contain any meat at all.

However for those who have come to love canned meatloafs, this is an alternative cooking method if you are looking for one.

Canned Meatloafs are already very salty, therefore salt or fish sauce is not required.

However I have to use, meat flavoring cubes, chicken or beef cubes whatever available, this is to try to add some meat flavor to the canned meatloaf.

In addition I also used some oyster sauce to try to improve the flavors.

For the Mushroom Sauce I just used the Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix.

This is easier method to make Mushroom Sauce instead of the more laborious, “start from scratch” way.

Or if you are looking for Pinoy Food Recipes with Mushroom Sauce.


Canned Meatloaf Burger with Mushroom Sauce, Budget Meal

Ingredients:

  • 2 big cans Argentina Canned Beef Meatloaf, roughly mashed
  • 2 packs Skyflakes Crackers, crushed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small pack Cream of Mushroom Soup Mix
  • 1 small can sliced button mushrooms
  • 1 beef or chicken cubes, diluted in 1/4 cup of hot water.
  • 1 small sachet oyster sauce
  • 1 small carrot, skinned, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, peeled, finely chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed, peeled, finely chopped
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. powdered black pepper
  • cooking oil

Cooking Procedure:

  • Place the crushed crackers in a small sauce dish, add in the milk, mix thoroughly and keep aside
  • Place the canned meatloaf in a bowl and roughly mashed using a spoon or ladle.
  • Do not over mash, it should be crumbly.
  • Add in the garlic, onion, carrot to the mashed meatloaf, mix thoroughly.
  • Add in the diluted beef cube in the mashed meatloaf.
  • Add in the milk soaked crushed crackers to the mashed meatloaf.
  • Add in the egg, continue to mix.
  • Add in half of the oyster sauce and continue to mix.
  • Add in the powdered black pepper.
  • Now add in the about 1/2 cup of flour, mix thoroughly.
  • Add more flour if required.
  • Keep mixing the mixture until it is almost like a loose dough consistency.
  • Keep aside.
  • Using a ribbed nonstick frying pan, heat about 2-3 tbsp. cooking oil.
  • Now scope up generous amount of the meatloaf mixture, forming a small ball the size of a small orange fruit.
  • The whole mixture could make about 8 to 10 regular sized burger patties.
  • Drop about 3 scopes at a time to the now heated pan.
  • Using a flat ladle flatten the ball mixture to form a regular sized burger fatty.
  • Pan grill/fry the patties for 3 to 4 minutes each side, or until the patties start to turn into dark golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and place in a serving dish, keep aside.
  • Pan grill/fry the rest of the patties, using the same method.
  • When done heat a medium size sauce pan.
  • Dilute the Cream of Mushroom Soup in 3 cups of water and pour in the heated pan.
  • Dilute the remaining all-purpose flour, in 1/3 cup of water, pour in the heated pan.
  • Let boil and simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, constantly stirring the mixture to avoid lumps.
  • When the sauce start to thicken add in the mushroom sauce and the remaining oyster sauce.
  • Now continue to stir cook for about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • When done transfer to a serving bowl
  • To serve pour the mushroom sauce over the burger(s), and serve with rice.

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