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8 Things You Never Thought to Make with Leftover Meatloaf

The weeknight workhorse never tasted so good as in these eight easy transformations.
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Take a Break from the Meatloaf Sandwich

When you think of meatloaf as simply seasoned ground meat, the possibilities for turning yesterday's dinner into today's lunch are exponentially multiplied. Make hearty minestrone, beefy fried rice and more; there's life beyond the simple meatloaf-and-ketchup sandwich.

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Skillet Hash with a Fried Egg

Saute crumbled meatloaf with plenty of diced onions, bell peppers and potatoes. Serve with a fried egg on top and you've got a sizzling breakfast skillet to start the day off right.

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Stuffed Peppers

Soften cored bell peppers in the microwave, then load them up with diced meatloaf, tomato sauce, shredded pepper Jack, and cooked rice or orzo. Top with more cheese and bake uncovered until warmed through and melty.

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Spaghetti Bolognese

Break up a few slices of meatloaf in a pot of your favorite tomato sauce. Spike the mixture with some aromatic herbs if you have them — think basil or parsley — and toss with cooked spaghetti. Don't forget the Parmesan!

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