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Meatloaf Sandwich

ipsedixit Mar 9, 2012 12:17 PM

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: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/836994) 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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    gfweb1 Mar 10, 2012 06:33 PM

    Warm, on rye w Russian dressing

    1. DonShirer Mar 10, 2012 05:54 PM

      I have trouble slicing the meatloaf thin enough so that it plus two pieces of bread plus whatever else is on it (and there are some great suggestions here) will fit in my mouth (Dagwood, I'm not). So I usually end up with an open-faced meatloaf sandwich. Somehow it's not quite the same.

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      1. re: DonShirer
        greygarious Mar 10, 2012 07:08 PM

        As I posted upthread, making your meat loaf mixture as patties prevents that issue. Also a plus if you like the "crust" of the meatloaf, since you get it on both sides of the patty.

      2. hannaone Mar 10, 2012 09:33 AM

        Thin sliced, dredged through egg and flour and fried till crisp, topped with cheese, sauteed mushrooms, peppers, and onions.

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          ipsedixit Mar 10, 2012 12:15 PM

          Meatloaf Scaloppine?

          1. re: ipsedixit
            hannaone Mar 10, 2012 01:43 PM

            Had to google that since I had no idea what scallopine was.

            Similar, just add two pieces of bread and a good melting cheese.

            Mushrooms and peppers similar to this pic: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UIXOn06Pz70...

            Something my father used to do - picked up when he was a cow camp cook.

        2. mariacarmen Mar 10, 2012 09:22 AM

          room temperature or cold, white bread or rye toast, slice of sharp cheddar, lots of mayo and a dollop of ketchup. sometimes lettuce and tomato. and thinly slivered shallots!

          1. Berheenia Mar 10, 2012 04:02 AM

            Has to be eaten cold on whole grain bread with lots of mayo(love the chipotle) on one side and lots of ketchup on the other.

            1. TeRReT Mar 9, 2012 09:54 PM

              Meatloaf panini with a nice home made tomato sauce and little bit of mozzarella cheese works nicely, with caramelized onions too is even better

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                LongIslandChef Mar 10, 2012 07:14 PM

                Meatloaf panini you say? I am SO trying this!!! REALLY mad that I've never thought of this ;-)

              2. Cheese Boy Mar 9, 2012 09:51 PM

                Try a sharp cheddar along with a very generous amount of TABASCO® brand Green Jalapeño Pepper Sauce. Include some romaine hearts in there too if you need to tame the heat a bit.

                1. njmarshall55 Mar 9, 2012 03:04 PM

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

                  1. Duppie Mar 9, 2012 01:57 PM

                    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. chowser Mar 9, 2012 01:49 PM

                      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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                        ipsedixit Mar 9, 2012 09:48 PM

                        I think I popped a coronary just reading that.

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                          chowser Mar 10, 2012 04:46 AM

                          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. greygarious Mar 9, 2012 01:48 PM

                        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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                          chowser Mar 9, 2012 03:02 PM

                          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.

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                            greygarious Mar 9, 2012 03:14 PM

                            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. .

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                          Harters Mar 9, 2012 01:34 PM

                          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
                            BananaBirkLarsen Mar 9, 2012 01:40 PM

                            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.

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