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Mar 9, 2012 12:17 PM

Meatloaf Sandwich

Well, yes, we all know a meatloaf sandwich is basically bread and meatloaf.

But do you dress it with something more? Something special?

I know people who like to add some cheese (like Swiss or crumbled Bleu Cheese for example)

Others like to top it with condiments, like ketchup, mustard, salsa, or even guacamole.

Typically, and in the past, I liked a bit of arugula and some radicchio, and a good horseradish sauce with some sweet relish.

But today? I used some birch syrup (which I posted about here: and it made the meatloaf really shine in an unexpectedly pleasant way. Almost like a good pulled pork sandwich with much more "oomph".

Oh, and my bread of choice? Ciabatta.


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  1. Meatloaf doesnt feature much in British cooking or eating - but on the odd occasions that we do make it and have leftovers, then it calls out to me for either mustard or an onion marmalade type thing. And sometimes both.

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    1. re: Harters

      Ooh, mustard and onion marmalade sound absolutely wonderful on a meatloaf sandwich. I am also partial to sliced tomatoes and dill pickles. That ciabatta also sounds delicious.

    2. Chive cream cheese, mustard, and cranberry sauce. Or chutney and cream cheese. Multi-grain bread. I generally make frikadellen rather than meatloaf. Same meat mixture, sauteed in patties rather than baked in the oven. Easier to make gravy from the drippings that way than it is to deglaze a baking pan or meatloaf pan, and of course ideal for eating leftovers on a bun.

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      1. re: greygarious

        I don't know why I never thought to deglaze the drippings from the meatloaf pan. I'll bet it would be great with red wine and butter to finish it off. I need to make meatloaf now.

        1. re: chowser

          To extend the drippings into a larger amount of gravy, I add caramelized onions (which I keep on hand in the freezer), condensed cream of mushroom soup, wine, and sometimes soy or teriyaki sauce, and chopped mushrooms if I have them, or dried plus the strained soaking water. .

      2. Meatloaf melt, or some variation of it with well buttered bread. Or, topless w/the toasted bread like Texas toast, with an egg and runny yolk. Or, with mushroom gravy like a stroganoff. Sometimes fries below the gravy. Always cheese.

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        1. re: chowser

          I think I popped a coronary just reading that.

          1. re: ipsedixit

            It made me crave it since i haven't had anything like that in a while. I made that w/ meatballs that I had frozen, since I didn't have meatloaf. Meatballs over thick bread w/ fries and mushroom gravy--my version of poutine.

        2. I slice a 1 inch slab and crisp it up in a frying pan with butter along with some onions. serve on toasted crusty bread with the onions and the ever popular Sriracha and Kewpie mayo.

          1. Wow! I'm so boring. Just some good grainy mustard is all I need. Well, that and good bread.