In my previous food experiences, if there was anything that was less appealing than meatloaf, it was leftover meatloaf. And few things were less appealing than meatloaf except for, say, broccoli covered in Velveeta cheese.
I shudder at the memories.
However, since I have finally found a phenomenal meatloaf recipe that has forever changed my opinion of meatloaf, I wasn't afraid to change it up a little with the leftovers. I had seen several recipes for meatloaf sandwiches recently. I never imagined eating meatloaf in a sandwich before, but then again, I could never imagine eating meatloaf willingly, so the sandwich thing wasn't far off.
This sandwich, which tops the leftover meatloaf with Russian dressing (or, actually the shortcut Russian dressing: 4:1 ratio of mayonnaise and ketchup) and arugula. The meat, which was still deliciously moist and even more flavorful the next day really worked well when paired with the creamy dressing and peppery and fresh arugula.
As I sit here and write this, I wonder where that picky little child in me went. Me, a meatloaf lover?
Oh, how I've changed.
Meatloaf Sandwich adapted from Epicurious
Stir together the mayo and ketchup in a small bowl. Spread on one side of each slice of bread. Lay the meat loaf over one slice and top with the arugula leaves. Cover with the remaining slice of bread, mayo-side down.
meatloaf, about 1/2-inch thick