Monday, February 7, 2011

Rib Roast Meatloaf

In yesterdays hamburger post, I mentioned the likelihood of a future meat loaf and sure enough, Bev whipped one up two nights later. I didn’t get any shots of our dinner, but I was amazed at how little grease was in the bottom of the casserole dish – she usually cooks it on a rack to drain the grease from regular hamburger. While I like hot out-of-the-oven meatloaf, what I really like is leftover meatloaf sandwiches. I believe the enjoyers of this meal can be put into two categories – warm and cold. Bev’s a warm, but I prefer mine cold, most likely because there were no micowaves when I grew up and so I got them cold.

We’d finally gone to the store and bought bread and I chose ciabatta (Bev still can’t eat starch), but I did so without remembering the impending meatloaf sandwich. The warm meat would have never stood up to the bread, but in spite of the lesson I recently learned about soft bread for soft filling, this was all I had and I hoped the cold meat could handle the chewy bread.

I sliced the bread to fit the size of the meat and built the sandwich as follows – bread, mayo, meatloaf, pepper jack cheese, a little onion, lettuce, mayo, bread.

I did have a little difficulty keeping it together, but I didn’t care because, to use an old southern phrase, it was “make you want to slap yo mama” good. And to show you how flexible I am, I had it for breakfast and without an egg. :-)

I’m a big fan of the Weather Channel (watch every morning) and while watching it last Friday they had many shots of the Dallas area roads littered with wrecked and abandoned cars – similar situation in San Antonio. My daughter, who lives just north of S.A. sent us some pictures of their snow that didn’t quite cover the grass, yet they closed schools and parts of the interstate due to the known ice conditions. One official they interviewed in the Dallas area said they were having 400 wrecks per hour. I don’t understand why drivers who know the roads are icy, know they have not been treated, know they have very limited experience with these conditions take to the roads anyway. Wait, I know several male Texans (eg - son-in-law), maybe I do understand. :-)

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.



  1. I think the very best part about making meatloaf is getting to eat meatloaf sandwiches the next day.

  2. I'm with you, cold is the way to go.

  3. I had to laugh at your comments about bad drivers. We aren't used to snow here and even a dusting of it results in accidents all over the city.

    I'm in the cold camp. Sandwiches are the best part.

  4. You know Larry, I always wonder the same thing, but about those folks up north that you see having to abandon their cars, or crashing into each other from slick icy roads. Why are they out there to begin with? Don't they at least know better up there? I can understand in the south, especially where we aren't associated with snow much, so I'm sure that there is a story there but I don't get it. On the other hand, it is such a rare occasion to get snow down here where I live, that a light dusting pretty much closes us down, so we do tend to stay off the roads!

    I love meatball sammies too. That's pretty much my favorite part of meatloaf! BTW, your link to "lesson" isn't working. I'm really not the link police, I swear. :)

  5. Oh how I love meatloaf, Larry. I'm sure yours was super... AND that meatloaf sandwich looks YUMMY. We buy our lean hamburger at Sam's and it's great--and very little grease.

    I lived in Texas for 12 yrs. People just don't know how to drive in ice/snow down there.... Of course, I never learned to do that either.... ha

    Have a good day.

  6. I haven't had meatloaf sandwiches for way too long... yours looks delicious.

  7. Living in Alberta we see snow & ice a good 6 months of the year. I still ask myself why some people choose to drive when & the way they do.

    I find that the people who have pickups or SUV's tend to be more aggressive in the icy condition because they think their vehicle will protect them. Out of the 7 vehicles I saw in a 10 min drive yesterday more were SUV than car. ;)

    Love the blog!

    Sometimes we use leftover meatloaf in hamburger soup - oh so tasty.

  8. I'll eat my extra meatloaf on the plate with the bread on the side, thank you. Looks like it was a great bread.

  9. That sandwich looks fabulous the ciabatta. I wanted to let you know that I made no adjustments to the Salmon spread. Even letting it set for 24 hours, it tasted great to us. on careless drivers. Ridiculous.

  10. My family meatloaf recipe was always made with a tomato/chili type sauce added during the last part of the baking. Mother always called it "red gravy". Cold meatloaf sandwiches are sooo good. Wholewheat bread with some of that red gravy, a slice of meatloaf and salt and pepper. Yumm. Everytime I opened the fridge I had to make one!

  11. Lol, Larry, I'm from Texas and remember the peril of icy roads and inexperienced ice drivers. =O

    I would have suffered through the mess of a sandwich like that, too. Yum!

  12. Meat loaf sandwiches rival a pulled pork sandwich for me, I like them that much. I love that you used pepper jack cheese, I'm not sure I've tried that combination. Excellent.


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