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The best way to make a Meatloaf Sandwich is to keep it simple. Here's what you need: a couple of lightly toasted bread slices (wheat, white or sourdough), slices of ripe red tomato and sweet red onion, good quality mayonnaise (ketchup or BBQ sauce optional), and a slab of delicious leftover meatloaf.
I've shared my two favorite meatloaf recipes (Turkey Meatloaf and Meatloaf with Oatmeal), they're one of my go-to comfort foods. And while they're wonderful the day they're made, sandwiches made with the leftovers are even better, particularly with a pile of potato chips and an ice cold beer.
Ingredients You Need to Make a Meatloaf Sandwich
- Sandwich Bread: whole wheat, white or sourdough - nothing too dense or thick
- Cold, Leftover Meatloaf: I recommend either my mushroom loaded Turkey Meatloaf or my Meatloaf with Oatmeal
- Mayonnaise: best quality mayonnaise, ideally homemade mayonnaise
- Ketchup or BBQ Sauce: optional
- Onion: sweet onion or red onion
- Leftover meatloaf is easy to slice when it's very cold, so cut it with a sharp or serrated knife straight from the refrigerator.
- Cut yourself a thick, meaty slice so the meatloaf flavor is the star of the sandwich.
- Don't be stingy with the mayonnaise. And feel free to add ketchup, but only if you're someone who loves it - it's not essential to the balance of flavors in the sandwich.
- Go for a slice of sweet onion or a red onion rather than a standard yellow onion that might overpower the other flavors.
- Lightly toast bread slices. Spread desired amount of mayonnaise and ketchup or BBQ sauce (if using) on two slices of bread. On one slice layer on meatloaf followed by desired amount of tomato and onion. Top with remaining bread slice and cut in half if desired. Repeat with remaining ingredients and serve.