The Best Meatloaf Sandwich is equal parts hearty and handheld. It’s saucy, there’s cheese, and it really is the best. I promise.
This post is sponsored by our friends at Musselman’s Apple Butter! All opinions, the original photos, and the original recipes shared here are my own.
My mom is from the midwest. Meat and potatoes alllllll the way. She doesn’t love to cook all the things like I do, but there are a few things that I have just really never been able to compete with. Meatloaf is one of those things. The other is pot roast. One day I’ll figure out that magic. For my next trick though, I made meatloaf that can rival my mom’s.
It’s good y’all. And… it would have to be good to yield the best meatloaf sandwich I’ve ever had.
No matter the season, there are days that just REQUIRE some good comfort food. Dreary rainy days, and bad work days, and why-did-all-these-bills-just-come-in-the-mail days. Those days require things like gravy. Or meatloaf. Or amazing meatloaf sandwiches.
Technically, you’d make a meatloaf sandwich with leftover meatloaf. If that’s your goal though, you’d better double the meatloaf part of this recipe. Especially if you live with two teenage boys that eat like grown dudes. You’d think my kids had been working construction all day if you saw the ferocity with which they attack dinner foods.
The sandwich part here is basically a grilled cheese, piled high with thick slices of the best meatloaf ever. You really can’t go wrong with grilled bread and cheese (side note: please also try this Philly Steak and Grilled Cheese Sandwich – it’s one of my all-time favorites).
The important part that makes this the best meatloaf sandwich I’ve ever had though? Is the APPLE BUTTER. Musselman’s Apple Butter adds the slightly sweet sauciness that sets this meatloaf apart from all the boring ketchup-based others. There’s a dash of hot sauce and a bit of apple cider vinegar for balance.
Also worth noting that the sauce here pairs really well with both beef AND turkey if you want to make a slightly lighter version. I tested it both ways !!!!
And friends. If you want to try all the meatloaf recipes you can find, I found another good one over on Adventures of Mel. It’s Not Your Mama’s Easy Meatloaf Recipe and the tweaks are delicious.
For the Meatloaf:
For the Sandwich:
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 982 Total Fat: 43g Saturated Fat: 19g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 233mg Sodium: 1569mg Carbohydrates: 77g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 21g Protein: 68g
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