Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich and it was fantastic!

by Michelle on October 13, 2010

WOW…WOW…WOW! Did you see the first Chilean miner rescued last night? What a fabulous moment to see. I was glued to the TV for at least three hours and never thought the cage was ever going to appear! But it finally did and now we just need to see all of the men safe and back in the sunshine!

Okay I admit it, I do serve leftovers for dinner! I try to do something creative with the leftovers rather then just popping them in the microwave!! But we sort of pigged out last week with rather large dinners and my refrigerator was busting at the seams with leftovers! So I ventured into unknown territory and decided to try a Meatloaf Sandwich. I have never thought to make a Meatloaf Sandwich, not even a smidgen of consideration! But OMG the Meatloaf Sandwich was delicious! I mean it was over-the-top scrumptious and I can’t wait to make more Meatloaf!

This week for HBinFive our assignment was to make a Garlic Studded Baguette. Well, I made the Baguette but I forgot to take a photo before I sliced the bread for our sandwiches. So I stacked up the slices and made sort of a Bread Step Pyramid!!

I had my Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato and Raw Red Onion and Mr. Tastebuds had his sandwich with Lettuce, Tomato and Sauteed Balsamic Red Onions. But after tasting the Balsamic Onions, I definitely made the wrong decision. The Balsamic Onions were awesome and so worth the extra effort! And of course both sandwiches were served on freshly made Whole Wheat Bread. For our side dish I reheated leftover Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes which are more then welcome on my plate any day!

Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich
Recipe developed by BigBlackDog

Meatloaf Sandwich:
Leftover Meatloaf, sliced between 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick (Make sure the Meatloaf is thoroughly refrigerated and cold when cut)
Tomato slices
Lettuce (I used Romaine Lettuce)
Bread, your choice (I used homemade Whole Wheat Bread)

Balsamic Onions
2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
1 medium Red Sweet Onion, sliced
Splash of water
1 tsp Balsamic Vinegar

Tangy Mayonnaise Dressing:
3 TBL Mayonnaise
1 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 clove Garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Lemon Juice

For the Balsamic Onions:Over medium heat swirl EVOO in a nonstick skillet. Add the onion slices and saute, stirring until they start to brown, about 6-7 minutes. Turn the heat down to simmer. Standing back from the pan, add a splash of water and continue cooking onions until they are soft. Lightly stir in the balsamic vinegar and remove from the heat. Let the onions cool to room temperature.

For the Tangy Mayonnaise Dressing: In a small bowl whisk together the mayonnaise, mustard, garlic and lemon juice. Set aside. This can be prepared ahead and refrigerated.

To assemble the Meatloaf Sandwiches:Cut the meatloaf about 1/4″ to 1/2″ slices. Make sure the meatloaf is thoroughly refrigerated and cold when you slice it, otherwise it has a tendency to crumble. Fire up the Grill and grill each slice of Meatloaf about 30 seconds on each side, just long enough to reheat and tattoo some grill marks. Spread some Tangy Mayonnaise on each slice of bread. Top 1 slice of bread with a slice of Grilled Meatloaf. Place half of the Onions over each Meatloaf Slice, then top with Lettuce, Tomato and a final slice of bread. Serve and enjoy!

Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes

2 lbs Potatoes, peeled and quartered (I use Red Potatoes)
Salt (for the potato pot)
2 TBL Butter
1/2 c Heavy Cream
5 TBL about 3 oz Blue Cheese, crumbled
Salt and Freshly ground Black Pepper

Place potatoes in a large stockpot and cover with cold water. Add salt and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce to medium and cook until fork tender. Drain well. Rice or hand mash the potatoes. Gently fold in Butter, Cream, Blue Cheese, Salt and Pepper. Serve hot.

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  • Gina October 13, 2010 at 12:25 am

    this looks amazing! And yes, I was glued to the TV too…those men and their families must be so happy to be coming out of that mine!

  • Kate October 13, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Ummm…this sounds wonderful! I would try the balsamic onions.

  • nancy@skinnykitchen.com October 13, 2010 at 1:05 am

    Wow…Your recipe looks and sounds amazing! Can’t wait to try it since I love meatloaf.

  • Kim October 13, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Michelle- You have totally outdone yourself with all these delicious recipes in one post! Your garlic studded baguette is beautiful. I think your meatloaf sandwiches give new meaning to the word “leftovers”, they’re just gorgeous. Just goes to show you that some things are better the second time around 😉

  • Gene October 13, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Yummy. I’ll have to try those blue-cheese potatoes! Also want to try the balsamic onions!

  • kat October 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    Oh this makes me so sad. I had a fabulous meatloaf out the other night & had them package a slice for me to take home for a sandwich the next day & left it sitting on the table :(

  • maggy@threemanycooks October 13, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Nothing so comforting as a meatloaf sandwich. That’s just stick0-to-your-ribs, good home cooking!

  • Jenny Flake October 13, 2010 at 10:16 am

    wow, this looks so amazing, I need one now!!

  • Kayte October 13, 2010 at 11:44 am

    Looks delicious, I will hide some meatloaf next time and give it a try…we never ever have leftover meatloaf here…I could make two pounds of it and it would be gone in one sitting.

  • Cookin' Canuck October 13, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    This sounds fantastic! The balsamic onions push this one over the edge – in a really good way.

  • Jen @ How To: Simplify October 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Wow…that is quite a sandwich! My husband would love this!

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  • Barbara @ Modern Comfort Food October 13, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve been known to bake a meatloaf exclusively so I could make sandwiches out of it the following day. I like meatloaf sandwiches that much. And I really like all the tasty innovations you’ve introduced in this recipe: grilling, tangy sauce, onions, balsamic. Wow and bookmarked!.

  • Kat October 13, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    I love left over meatloaf sandwiches. I will have to try them grilled.

  • Joanne October 13, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    I personally think the whole point of making meatloaf should be to make meatloaf leftover sandwiches. Especially when you serve them on garlic-studded baguettes. Can you say heaven?

  • Mimi October 13, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Looks fantastic. Meatloaf sandwich is one of my husband’s favorite, but since we never have leftover meat loaf he doesn’t get them at home. He tells me I should make 2 meatloaves one to eat and one for sandwiches. He’s probably right.
    Mimi

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  • Amanda October 15, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    This sounds great Michelle. I LOVE leftover meatloaf. In fact, I think I might add meatloaf to the menu this week, haven’t made it in a long time!

  • rebecca October 15, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    wow what a sandwich

  • Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker October 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Nothing like a great meatloaf sandwich!

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  • Danielle October 20, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Your bread looks fantastic as always! I’m not a meatloaf fan but the majority of mankind is and if I was, I’d try it your way. I bet it was great with this bread.I made mine last night and had it with soup.
    Btw….I’m so excited that your blog (and several others) don’t freeze my computer anymore. I can browse the blogs again without fear! WOOO HOOOO!!!! (you’re the first of many stops the next several days LOL)

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