The key to my meatloaf, and even my meatballs: always use 1 egg for every pound of meat you have...you'll thank me later.
Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro
Save Recipe Print
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 sandwiches, plus lots of extra meatloaf
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 45 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 10 min
Yield:
4 sandwiches, plus lots of extra meatloaf
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Meatloaf:
Glaze:
Sandwich Build:

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

For the meatloaf: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Heat a small skillet over medium heat. Add the oil and onions, season with some salt and saute until translucent, 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute for 1 to 2 minutes without letting the garlic brown. Remove from the heat and let cool.

In a large bowl, add the crackers, milk, mustard, Worcestershire, hot sauce and eggs. Whisk together, and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add the meat, parsley and cooled onions. Mix with your hands until evenly combined. Bake a tester meatloaf patty to taste and test the seasoning, adjusting as necessary. Using your hands, gently form the meatloaf into a loaf about 9-by-5-inches. Place on a baking sheet.

For the glaze: In a small bowl, combine the ketchup, brown sugar and apple cider vinegar. Slather half of the glaze over the meatloaf. Make sure not to touch the meatloaf with the spoon and then put that spoon back into the glaze; don't cross contaminate, people! Bake until the meat registers 160 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer, about 1 hour. Let rest for 20 minutes before slicing for sandwiches.

For the sandwich build: Place a slice of cheese on the bottom griddled bun, then a slice of meatloaf, spoon some extra glaze on the loaf, pop on a few pickles and top with crispy onions. Repeat to make 3 more sandwiches.

More from:

Sandwich Central

Best of Food Network 4 Videos

Get the Recipe

Crown Roast Ribs 01:03

This budget-friendly crown roast will impress your holiday guests.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Oven-Roasted Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Meat Loaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Korean Pulled Pork Sandwich with Asian Slaw

Recipe courtesy of Bobby Flay

Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

All American Beef Taco

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Mom's Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Charity Boyd

1770 House Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Good Eats Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Sunny's Chicken Parm Mini Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Sunny Anderson

Browse Reviews By Keyword