When it’s raining out and you want burgers, Cheeseburger Meatloaf is a great alternative!

I’m driving down the highway last summer and the sun is shining but the rain is falling, hard.  Bummed out because I wanted burgers, I thought to myself, why not make them anyway, but in a meatloaf pan?  So that is exactly how this recipe came into existence for us.  I tried to mimic the beloved burgers of McDonald’s but who can replicate that to a tee?

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Let me start by saying you can add or subtract the amount of condiments as you see fit.  I made it all even here, but I know some families like mustard more than ketchup.  We aren’t one of those families.  If you don’t like mayonnaise, you can substitute an egg per pound of meat.  

Let’s get started

As always I take out all my ingredients first, preheat the oven to 350 degrees and then get mixing!

This recipe is super simple – it takes some time to bake, but putting it together is a breeze.  Especially if you have a Kitchen Aid, this takes literally minutes to combine.  Then you walk away for an hour.

Place the meat in the mixing bowl and sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and seasoning.  I like to use Montreal steak seasoning because there is a lot of flavor involved.  But feel free to use whatever suits you best.

Then I add the liquid condiments: mayo, relish, mustard, and ketchup.  Start the mixer and make sure your pan is sprayed.  Once everything is mixed you throw it in your pan.  Add a couple of slices of cheese to the top, a drizzle of ketchup, and voila.

Side note: in the past I have also added chopped onions.  You really can add anything that you like on a regular burger: bacon, mushrooms, etc.  Make it your own, but be sure to tell me about it!

Put it in the oven for 55 minutes.  Check to make sure it is fully cooked through at that time.  It will vary based on your oven as well as the actual amount of condiments you are adding.

Be advised that once this comes out it will have liquid in it.  You can drain it or wait a few and move the Cheeseburger Meatloaf to a serving dish.  I did not take an after photo, because I forgot, but if you have any questions send them to me and I will be happy to assist.

Best served with your favorite potato form: fries, mashed, baked, chips – sweet or regular.  Another option is to put this on hamburger buns, I haven’t tried that myself, but I don’t feel like you can go wrong here.  It is mostly a cheeseburger, and we all know that is was a pregnancy craving of mine.

Cheeseburger Meatloaf

When it's raining out and you want burgers, this is a great alternative!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dinner, Main Course, Supper
Cuisine American


  • 9x5 pan


  • 1.5 lbs Ground Beef You can use ground turkey too. I use 93% lean because it is what I prefer, but use what you enjoy
  • 3 tbsp Ketchup 2 TBSP for mix and 1 for the drizzle on top
  • 2 tbsp Mustard
  • 2 tbsp Relish
  • 2 tbsp Mayonnaise
  • Steak Seasoning You can also just use S&P or whatever you normally put on your burgers for taste
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 slices Cheese I use Chao slices but you can use cheddar, american, whatever you normally like on your burgers


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray your pan
  • Put meat in a mixing bowl (I use my KitchenAid) then sprinkle salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste
  • Add your mayo, relish, mustard, and ketchup to the meat and mix
  • Once completely mixed, add to the pan, top with cheese slices and drizzle with ketchup
  • Bake for 55 mins - this will come out somewhat watery. You will want to drain the excess or serve in another plate
  • Enjoy it with fries on or off rolls
Keyword Cheeseburger, Cheeseburger Meatloaf, Dairy Free, Meatloaf