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LEFT OVER MEATLOAF - NEED IDEAS

caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 02:29 PM

I made Michael Chiarello's Italian Meatloaf a few days ago and, though I had it for dinner, won't make it again. I don't want to make sandwiches with it because I don't like it that well, but I don't want to throw it out, either. Any ideas??? Thanx for any help.

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    alwayshungrygal RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 04:32 PM

    Not knowing the ingredients in the recipe, could you break it into small pieces and toss with pasta? Or make baked ziti with it.

    1. pinehurst RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 04:32 PM

      Check out this thread...and try some of the more adventurous sandwiches, if you want
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/468086

      1. tim irvine RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 04:48 PM

        Hash it in a skillet and put an egg on it?

        1. Antilope RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 05:42 PM

          The answer use to be a big dog, but now that we own chihuahuas we have to eat it ourselves. ;-)

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            Susan627 RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 06:43 PM

            Stuffed peppers.

            1. inaplasticcup RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 06:44 PM

              Crumble it up and put it in a chili?

              1. caiatransplant RE: caiatransplant Oct 5, 2011 07:18 PM

                Thanx y'all. Some great ideas there!! Stuffed peppers sound good, as does breaking it up and tossing with pasta. And I DO have a big dog (and a smaller dog) but there's too much meatloaf to feed to them without doing a guilt trip on myself. I'll check out some of your ideas. Thanx!!

                1. jboeke RE: caiatransplant Oct 6, 2011 09:31 AM

                  Calzones is another option, easy to do with refridgerated pizza crusts, any tomato sauce and some mozzerella. I think you could use this up anywhere you would sub meatballs. Maybe a soup with some chicken broth, tortellini and veggies?

                  1. greygarious RE: caiatransplant Oct 6, 2011 09:45 AM

                    If you can pinpoint what you don't like about it, you can compensate by tooking it in a tomato sauce whose ingredients balance out whatever's wrong with the meatloaf. Or add additional raw meat, egg, and other balancing ingredients to the crumbled-up meatloaf, re-form into meatballs and cook in sauce, or re-form and bake as meatloaf.

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                      caiatransplant RE: greygarious Oct 6, 2011 04:29 PM

                      Though it smells good and you'd think it'd be terrific, it has something to do with too much breadcrumbs. Not sure how to deal with fully cooked meatloaf added to raw meat and egg - what would the texture be like?? Thought I'd fly in the face of about everything and break it up into nearly cooked bow tie pasta, add and mix in previously frozen (and now defrosted) pot roast gravy and throw it in the oven for 30-45 mins and hope for the best. Someone please pray for me!! If I never post again, you'll know that (a) we've been poisoned; or (b) husband throttled me.

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