If you’ve got some leftover meatloaf try this Pan Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich with Cheddar, Bacon, and Curry-Tomato Relish. Or better yet make some meatloaf specifically for this delicious creation.
- 4 slice Italian country loaf bread
- 4 slice Cheddar cheese (or to taste)
- 4 slice cooked bacon
- 4 slice room temperature cooked meatloaf (or to taste)
- ½ cup curry-tomato relish (see recipe)
Lay two bread slices on a clean, dry work surface. Place two slices of Cheddar onto one slice of bread, then top with two slices bacon. On the other slice of bread lay two slices of room temperature meatloaf, then top with a dollop or two of the curry-tomato relish. Spread the relish evenly across the meatloaf. Carefully close the sandwich and repeat the process to make a second sandwich. The recipe can be made to this point a few hours in advance, wrap in plastic and refrigerate.
When ready to grill, use a pastry brush to generously brush both sides of each sandwich with melted butter. Cover the bread evenly, going all the way to the edges.
Heat a large non-stick or cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the sandwiches to the skillet, cheese side down, and saute for 2 to 3 minutes, or until golden brown. Slide them around in the pan a few times during cooking to ensure even browning. Turn the sandwiches over and repeat. Do not crowd the pan, work in batches in necessary.
Slice on the diagonal and serve the sandwiches warm.