Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sandwich


Seems like an awful lot of work for a cheeseburger doesn't it? But it wasn't intended to be a cheeseburger. And technically it's not. It's a meatloaf sandwich the day after I made a meatloaf. Only the meatloaf was more like a cheeseburger. It's called Cheeseburger Meatloaf. I got the recipe from my sister. Who got it from a friend who probably got it from a magazine.

Anyways, I'm not a huge meatloaf fan. Meatloaf is ok I guess. It's just doesn't do much for me. I can't even consider it comfort food.

And then there's the meatloaf sandwich......

Have you seen peoples eyes light up when thats mentioned? I'm beginning to wonder if people make meatloaf just so they can have a sandwich the next day.

But...what makes THIS particular meatloaf (for some reason my fingers keep typing "meatloaD" and I have to delete and fix. Is there a message in that habitual type-o?). Where was I? Oh...ya, what makes this particular sandwich special is that the bread is from the HBin5 Bread Braid...


HBin5 is an online bread club thats baking its way through the Healthy Bread in Five Minutes a Day cookbook. If you'd like to find out more info on how this works, visit Michelle's blog (she's our fearless leader) over at Big Black Dog

On to the meatloaf. I used ground turkey. My sister used ground beef


1 lb ground meat (beef...turkey...)
1 onion, diced
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup cracker crumbs
1/2 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons worchestershire sauce
Salt, Pepper and Garlic Powder to taste or just use a seasoning salt

Mix it all together and form it into a loaf in a grease loaf pan


Bake in a preheated 375' oven for about an hour, or until done. During the last 15 minutes, pour some ketchup over the top. Oh and there will most likely be some fat floating around the edges there....ya, go ahead and carefully pour as much of that fat out as you can before you add the ketchup.



After that last remaining 15 minutes, you end up with a...well.....a loaf of meat.


Hmm...it looks pretty good though. But, no matter how you slice it


It's still Meatloaf. But I have to say it was tasty. You could taste the cheese flavor in there...and it was moist. What else are you suppose to say about meatloaf?

So.....the next day I made the dough for Whole Wheat Bread with Olive Oil. I didn't want a whole loaf of it though...so I grabbed a handful of dough and divided it into 4 equal parts and baked little mini loaves


Once they cooled, I decided they were the perfect size and shape for meatloaf sammies


So I dressed it up....melted more cheese on the meatloaf slice....added some avocado and had a very nice, very flavorful, very good for you (well, except for the mayo) Cheeseburger Meatloaf Sandwich


Printable Version: Cheeseburger Meatloaf


29 comments:

  1. Spectacular and one of my top favorites! The homemade bread just pushes this over the top. You nailed it.

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  2. I LOVE meatloaf sandwiches... but I'm not a big meatloaf fan. I always type meatloaD too!

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  3. Meatloaf sandwiches...yum! They are actually the only reason I make meatloaf.

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  4. d it all turns amazing

    Love the bread of course, and it all comes together for the perfect meal

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  5. I will have to check out the healthy Bread in 5 link...LOVE that bread!
    And this sandwich looks wonderful.

    Yes, I am one who loves a meatloaf sandwich the next day!

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  6. What a gorgeous sandwich and such a good idea to use meatloaf as a burger with cheese!

    SU'd!

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  7. I'm all about the meatloaf:D This sandwich looks delicious, especially on that homemade bread!

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  8. Your sandwich looks so yummy........sure would like to have a bite of that one...

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  9. I just happened upon your blog. Great recipes and photos. But how did you know that I had a craving for a meatloaf sandwich?

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  10. Oh, I think meatloaf is my all time favorite sandwich! This one looks delicious. Now I'm hungry... LOL

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  11. What a great idea! I am drolling over your photos.

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  12. I've never met a meatloaf I don't like. Homemade buns, too? Yummy!

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  13. Chris - I think it was the homemade bread and the extra melted cheese that had me more excited than the meatloaf LOL

    Spryte - LMAO!!! YAY....I'm not the only one who makes "weird" type-o's

    Bo - haha!! I think thats what my sister says too. funny thing...she also lives in Bama!

    Dave - it was the perfect lunch

    Cyn - I think you'd like the club...the recipes are wonderful!!!

    Michelle - I feel really silly, but I've been trying to figure out all day long what SU'd means LOL

    Kim - Are you one of those who consider meatloaf a comfort food?! :)

    FC - I wish I had some to share with you

    Moogie - I'm so glad you found me! I just love meeting new people. guess you're gonna have to make some meatloaf :)

    Mama Peck - I have that same problem...i could be a stuffed as a thanksgiving turkey and start looking at food blogs and come away hungry!!

    Savoring - Thanks....you must be a meatloaf fan too!

    Deb -Hey girl! How ya been?

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  14. This sandwich looks so good. Those buns are the perfect size. Just beautiful.

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  15. OMG Your killin me with that sandwich! Sure with I could have even just 1 bite... YUM!

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  16. Oh yes!!! I love me a meatloaf sandwich!! Those mini loafs look fabulous!!

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  17. Forget the next day, I would just have sandwiches from the very start! I'm not such a meatloaf fan either but you're right...there is something about the sandwich that makes it taste better. These look delicious! Perfect use for the bread. The loaves are so cute!

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  18. Your sandwich picture is beautiful! You certainly have become the master bread maker. I love meatloaf. The sandwiches are a bonus!

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  19. The meatloaf sandwich looks yummy! Great job!

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  20. This is my kind of sandwich, I always put an egg, breadcrumbs and cheese of sorts in my hamburger.. so mine seems to be like a meatball hamburger.
    Love your recipe!

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  21. I must copy you and make this soon. Your meatloaf sandwiches look amazing. Glad to hear that the whole wheat bread is good for hamburger buns, too.

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  22. What cute (beautiful!) mini-loaves. We never have meatloaf leftover when I make it for our family of 7, so I haven't had meatloaf sandwiches for a long time....but the cheeseburger idea sounds fantastic!

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  23. I love your mini loaves! What a great idea! Not a big fan of meatloaf so I've never had a meatloaf sandwich. May have to try it!

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  24. Your buns are as cute as a button. I love the idea of giving them 2 slashes. I will give that a try next time

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  25. Those look great! The bread came out perfect. I'd rather have a leftover meatloaf sandwich than the meatloaf dinner :)

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  26. Mmm...I love meatloaf and meatloaf sandwiches. Which makes me think that we haven't had any in quite a while. Your buns are beautiful. Looks tasty!
    ~Jenny~

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  27. meatloaf? i can take it or leave it, and usually leave it...until the next day, when i erect a massive sandwich. i love your use of avocado. delicious!

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