the ultimate meatloaf sandwich

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We had meatloaf for dinner last night. I made a huge one, using 3 lb. of meat, to insure we’d have leftovers for meatloaf sandwiches! Meatloaf sandwiches are SO good and I personally think meatloaf tastes better the day after you make it. I have several recipes for meatloaf here on my blog, but these are my favorites: Mushroom Meatloaf Supreme, Magic Crock Pot Meatloaf and Amish Meatloaf.

You can add or subtract ingredients as you see fit. Sometimes I add pickle slices to my meatloaf sandwiches and sometimes I don’t. This time I wasn’t really in the mood for pickles, so I left them out. If you like spicy, add some sriracha hot sauce or horseradish to your mayonnaise (I added sriracha this time.)

I really enjoy dressing my meatloaf sandwich like an all American burger, however I don’t consider meatloaf sandwiches to be in the same category as burgers. They’re two totally and completely different things!

Are you ready for the ULTIMATE? 🙂 Here ya go…

for one Ultimate Meatloaf Sandwich:

1 large, soft, fresh hamburger bun (I used a Trader Joe’s 100% Whole Wheat Bun)

2 Tablespoons real mayonnaise mixed with 1 to 2 teaspoons sriracha

2 teaspoons olive oil or butter (to fry meatloaf)

1 thick piece of meatloaf

salt and pepper

kosher dill pickle slices (optional)

a little chopped, fresh onion (optional)

1 slice of melty cheese (this time I used colby jack)

organic ketchup

a couple leaves of fresh, crisp, cold lettuce

1 Tablespoon grainy Dijon mustard

Place bottom of bun on a plate. Mix mayonnaise and sriracha together and spread it on the bun bottom.

Heat oil/butter in a skillet. Once hot, reduce heat to medium and add the thick slice of meatloaf to the pan. Slowly brown it on each side until golden and fragrant. Transfer meatloaf slice to a microwave-safe plate. Place cheese slice on top of meatloaf and heat it in the microwave, just until cheese is melted (approximately 30 seconds to 1 minute.) Place cheesy meatloaf slice on bun bottom.

Top with salt, pepper and optional pickles and onions. Add a generous amount of your favorite, organic ketchup and lettuce. Spread the grainy mustard on the inside of the bun top. Place bun top on sandwich and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  1. January 29, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    My granddaughter introduced me to your site, and I just love it. You just keep coming up with some amazing recipes nd ideas. Please keep up the good work, well done, from little old New Zealand far across the waters. We are enjoying a beautiful summer here at present, so especially enjoying your salads.

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