Craving: A Really Good Meatloaf Sandwich

updated May 11, 2022
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Talk about the ultimate dinner-to-lunch meal! Find a good meatloaf recipe and you’ve got yourself a fantastic Sunday dinner (your mom would be proud!), plus lunch for the week. We’ve been craving meatloaf and its sandwich iteration for a while now. As far as lunches go, this might just be the endgame. Don’t you agree?

Meatloaf done right is a beautiful thing. It’s soft and chewy, definitely not mushy or (shudder) rubbery. Every bite is deeply seasoned with herbs and a bit of thick savory sauce. It’s the kind of thing that you can’t stop eating until your plate is clean and you’re mopping up the leftover sauce with a dinner roll.

In a sandwich, leftover meatloaf takes on a whole new life. Its soft texture is contrasted by the crusty toasted bread and crunchy greens. It’s deep savoriness does well with a spread of spicy brown mustard and maybe a few slivers of red onion.

We like a relatively thin slice, maybe a half an inch. We’ll warm it up or eat it cold, depending on the weather and our mood. This is way better than lunch meat from the deli counter!

Here are a few meatloaf recipes we can’t wait to try:

Classic Meatloaf Sandwich from Martha Stewart
Meatloaf with Barbecue Blackberry Sauce from food52
Turkey Loaf with Balsamic and Rosemary from Food Loves Writing

Or, of course, you can create your own using following this handy step-by-step guide!

What do you like on your meatloaf sandwiches?