Best Ever Meatloaf Sandwich

Jessica Rehs


I love the versatility of a meatloaf recipe. The possibilities are endless with all of the ingredient options! From turkey loaf, chicken, even all veggie filled with mushrooms!; it is always good to have a go to when you're wanting the comfort. When I am craving the beef version, this is DEFINITELY what I make. Day two sandos are EVEN better- but - you can't go wrong right out of the oven.


★★★★★ 1 vote

15 Min
1 Hr


  • 2 lb
    wagyu beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    dried basil
  • 1 Tbsp
    rustic seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp
    cayenne pepper (powder)
  • 1 pinch
    sea salt
  • 2 pinch
    cracked black pepper
  • 6 dash(es)
    liquid hickory smoke
  • 1 1/2
    roasted red pepper
  • 15
    garlic butter ritz crackers (crushed)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    beef broth
  • 2
  • 1 1/2 c
    fresh chopped parsley
  • 1
    green onion (chopped)
  • 4 slice
    fresh mozzarella
  • 4
    ciabatta bun
  • 4
    crispy onion straws (preference amount!)
  • 4 tsp
    favorite bbq sauce

How to Make Best Ever Meatloaf Sandwich


  1. Preheat oven to 425*.
    Combine EVERYTHING except the bread, BBQ sauce, cheese, and onion straws in a large bowl.
  2. Mix well, but take care not to OVER mix! It is a "loaf" afterall!
  3. In a loaf pan that has been sprayed with non stick or spray olive oil, spread the meat mixture evenly. Top the loaf with your favorite BBQ sauce in an even but substantial layer. Cover with foil and bake for 430 mins- remove foil and bake for another 15-20 mins. The top should have nice caramelization.
  4. Remove the meatloaf from the oven and recover with foil. Allow to rest. Meanwhile, toast your ciabatta buns! I do this with the layer of fresh mozzarella on the bottom bun, until nice and melty and the bread is crispy!
  5. Assemble! Slice the loaf into desired slices for sandos. Lay slice on top of cheese. Add more BBQ sauce as desired, top with crispy onions, AND E N J O Y the comfort in your mouth!

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About Best Ever Meatloaf Sandwich

Course/Dish: Meatloafs
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American

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