Wednesday, January 16, 2008


#14 and #15 were my favorite leftover sandwich--meatloaf. I make my mom's meatloaf recipe which makes fist-sized individual meatloves and has a sweet ketchup based sauce. To make them into a sandwich, I slice one of the cold leftover loaves into 5-6 pieces, then lay them on white bread (potato bread and egg bread are nice too) that has been liberally spread with mayonnaise. Top it with another mayonnaise-y slice of bread, squish it down a little and you are in business. It must be eaten cold. The sweet sauce and the mayonnaise mix well and the meat is delicious and the bread is soft. It's just perfect.

The best meatloaf sandwich I ever made was on homemade potato bread. I made them to eat as a snack between cross country skiing and watching dog sled races one day several years ago. It was bitterly cold that day and I remember sitting in the back of my friend Karen's car inhaling the sandwiches with that insane hunger you get after a good workout. Didn't even feel the cold. That's how good they were!

Here's the meatloaf recipe--you should try it. It's my favorite!
Lemon Meatloaf
2 lbs ground beef or turkey (I prefer turkey)
4 slices bread, diced
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tsp seasoned salt
1/2 cup ketchup
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp dry mustard
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp ground cloves
Mix the first ingredients together, shape into eight mini loaves. Bake at 350 for 15 mintues. Meanwhile, mix the sauce ingredients. Spoon the sauce over the loaves after the 15 minutes in the oven. Return the loaves to the oven for another 30 minutes.


Peter said...

i remember these little babies fondly...from back in the gradeschool days...wrapped in wax paper by mom, warmed to room temp after a few hours in the lunch box and eaten in the confines of st. finbar school.

Rebecca said...

Don't forget the Weby's bakery egg bread...mmmmm.

Amy J. said...

I remember Weby's! I thought your Mother was impossibly sophisticated to buy baked goods at a bakery instead of at the Alpha Beta or Vons. And Weby's egg bagel was my first bagel experience- toasted in your Mom's broiler with butter (not margarine!). My mouth is watering at the memory.....