Meatloaf Patties with Carrot Slaw

May 2011
Meatloaf Patties with Carrot Slaw

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Want all the classic flavor of meatloafin a fraction of the time? Try these minis,made extra-moist with stewed tomatoes.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 20 mins

Cook: 15 mins

Ingredients
  • 6 tablespoons fruit chutney, such as mango
  • 3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 10 ounce bag  shredded carrots
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 round loaf crusty bread (from a 1-pound loaf), ends trimmed, cut crosswise into eight 1/2-inch-thick slices
  • 1 14 1/2 ounce can  stewed tomatoes
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 cups (half of a 5-ounce bag) baby arugula
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the chutney, 1 tablespoon EVOO and 1 teaspoon mustard; season with salt and pepper. Add the carrots and toss.
  2. Place the beef in a large bowl. Set aside the 4 largest slices of bread for toast. Using a food processor, grind enough of the remaining bread to get 2 cups crumbs. Add the crumbs to the beef. Coarsely chop the stewed tomatoes in the food processor; remove 1/2 cup and add to the beef. Stir the egg and remaining 1 tablespoon mustard into the beef; season with salt and pepper. Shape into four 4-inch-diameter patties.
  3. Puree the remaining tomatoes, then transfer to a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring now and then, until thickened to 1/2 cup, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, toast the 4 slices of bread.
  4. In a large nonstick skillet with a lid, heat the remaining 2 tablespoons EVOO over medium to medium-high heat. Add the patties and cook, turning once, until browned, about 5 minutes. Lower the heat to low, spoon half of the tomato sauce over the patties, cover with the lid and cook the patties until cooked through, about 3 minutes.
  5. On serving plates, top the toast with some of the remaining tomato sauce, the burgers, more sauce and the arugula; serve with the carrot salad.
Tip
  • Pick up a beef family pack; form meatballs or patties and freeze.
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