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The Best Meatloaf Sandwich

best meatloaf sandwich
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Prep Time

40 mins

Cook Time

1 hr 10 mins

Servings

4

Ingredients

  • MEATLOAF:
  • ½ cup onion, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 dash hot sauce
  • 2 pounds ground beef, lean
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 20 round butter crackers, crushed into crumbs
  • 2 Tablespoons MUSSELMAN’S® Apple Butter
  • SANDWICHES:
  • 8 slices sourdough bread
  • softened butter for bread
  • 8 slices gouda cheese, thin
  • 4 slices apple butter meatloaf (above), thick
  • 4 butter lettuce leaves

Instructions

Meatloaf Preheat oven to 350°. Lightly spray a 9 X 5 loaf pan with cooking spray.

In a small skillet, add the onions and butter. Sprinkle with the salt and cook over medium heat until they are soft and translucent - around 10 minutes.

In a small bowl, whisk together the apple butter, apple cider vinegar, and hot sauce. Set aside.

In a large bowl, add the cooked onions and mix in the ground beef, egg, and crushed crackers. Add in 2/3 of the apple butter hot sauce. (Reserve the rest for making the sandwiches.) 

Press the meat mixture into the loaf pan. Brush the top with an additional 2 tablespoons of apple butter, and then bake for 1 hour until done.

Sandwiches Heat a large skillet over medium heat.

Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place 4 slices of bread butter-side down in the skillet.

Add a slice of cheese to each slice of bread, and then a slice of the prepared meatloaf (above) to each slice of bread. 

Spoon the reserved apple butter hot sauce on top of the meatloaf slices. Add a leaf of lettuce to each, followed by another slice of cheese.

Top with another piece of buttered bread butter-side up. Press the sandwiches slightly and flip to grill the other side. Serve hot.

APPLE BUTTER DIP 4 WAYS

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