One-Pot Meatloaf Buns Recipe – #GoodCookCom

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When you’ve been married as long as I have (20 years), you look in your kitchen drawers and realize you need to get married again so you can have a wedding showers to replace your old worn kitchen tools .  OR you could just mark your calendar for June 2, 2014 to visit to take part in their #KitchenDrawerContest, so that you can enter to win 15 Good Cook Kitchen tools of your choice or 15 of them compiled by a Good Cook Kitchen Expert blogger (like me!).

As a teaser to curating my own 15 tools as a part of this event, Good Cook sent me five tools, of which they requested I use at least two to make either a One-Pot Meal or a Diner Inspired Food Recipe.  Being a complete overachiever (ha ha!)…I did both in one!

The kitchen tools they sent me were:  Pot Clip, SMART Ice Cream Scoop, Egg Separator, Safe-Cut Can Opener and Flip Measuring Spoon.

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Serves 4 (with leftovers)

One Pot Meatloaf Buns

Don’t be turned off by the time on this recipe, really even though the cooking time is an hour, it’s easy and the first 40 minutes you don’t need to do anything except maybe just walk by the pot once or twice to smell the deliciousness .

1 pound lean ground beef
3/4 cup Italian style bread crumbs
1 tsp. onion powder
1 can condensed cream of celery soup
1 egg
1/4 cup of water
4 hot dog buns

1. In a NON-STICK pot (very important that the pot is non-stick), combine beef, bread crumbs, onion powder, soup and egg.  Mix together with your hands and separate into two small loaves.  This mixture will be VERY sticky.

2. Add the 1/4 cup of water and heat the pot until the water is boiling.  Then place lid securely on pot and turn the heat down so the water is just gently boiling.  Let it sit like this on the stove top for 40 minutes.

3. After 40 minutes the water should be mostly gone.  Remove pot lid and turn the heat up to medium-high.  At this point using a wooden spoon or heat resistant spatula, press down on the loaves to make a big burger or pancake in the pot.  Every five minutes or so stir it up and pat it down again, so the beef is getting nice caramel layers to it.  When you start the mixture will still be quite soft and sticky.  You’ll do this four times and the fourth time you’ll just let it sit in the pot while pressing down occasionally to get a nice crust on the bottom.  Your total time on this step will be about 20 minutes.

4. After 20 minutes flip the giant burger bottom side up on to a cutting board.

Let rest for five minutes.  Cut into strips that fit into hot dog buns.  Garnish with condiments; serve with potato chips and fresh raw vegetables.

One Pot Meatloaf Buns

When creating the recipe I used the Flip Measuring Spoon and the Safe-Cut Can Opener.

The can opener is really neat as it has multiple functions.  I could have used the pointed tip to open the soup can with the tab top, but I chose to open it the traditional way.

I love the smooth rim it left behind and I didn’t have to touch the can top at all when disposing of it .

Don’t forget to enter the Kitchen Drawer Contest on June 2, 2014 on  Also if you head over to Good Cook’s Facebook page between June 2 – 7, there will be a product giveaway and instant win prizes.  Every time you Build A Drawer you have a chance to win, and you can enter daily.  All the products included in the promotion on will be marked with this icon:

As an added bonus the entire Good Cook site will have its prices reduced by 25% during this time!!  So it’s a great time to buy those items that you really want in your Kitchen Drawer.  Also think wedding showers and colleg freshman here!  Great practical gifts available for both. 

What’s your favorite one-pot meal or diner inspired recipe you make?  What would be in your ultimate kitchen drawer?  Make sure to come back next week to see the 15 items I chose for my kitchen drawer!

14 thoughts on “One-Pot Meatloaf Buns Recipe – #GoodCookCom

  1. That's such a cute idea with the themes you were working with! I would totally love meatloaf on a bun like that. I'll have to give it a go! I like that can opener too, by the way!

  2. I have not thought about doing this. I have to try this. I wish I had everything to make it today.

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