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The Ultimate Recipe For Meatloaf Sandwich~ The Stacker

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Know what’s better than moms meatloaf? Our secret recipe for meatloaf sandwich stacker! This is the ultimate meatloaf sandwich recipe that will turn your leftovers into a whole new meal.

Mom’s Meatloaf

I’ll never forget the day when our son was going off to college and I asked him what meal he would like before he left the nest, he said “I want my mom’s meatloaf”.

There is nothing like good old fashioned comfort food to remind you of home.

Over the years, I’ve added my own special touch to my meatloaf recipe to make it mine. But to be completely transparent, I started with the Quaker Oat Classic Meatloaf Recipe over 30 years ago and it’s always been tried and true ever since.


I still start out with all the same ingredients as the original recipe, then add my secret ingredients.

What is The Sauce On Meatloaf Made Of?

Ah, the secret ingredient! You didn’t think I was going to keep the secret to myself, did you? My go-to sauce is Heinz Ketchup, hands down.

I now make my own ketchup that we use instead of store-bought, but ketchup has always been my meatloaf sauce. I add ketchup in the recipe itself, then I drizzle it over the loaf before I put it in the oven.

To be a little adventurous from time to time, we’ve used my suggestions below and enjoyed them all! Some prefer the BBQ while others like the onion soup, but we all love the ketchup so it remains our staple.

Have fun in the kitchen and experiment with different ones to find which one your family enjoys best.

Ketchup is the 'secret' sauce in our meatloaf recipe.

Meatloaf Sauce Suggestions

If you’re following the Quaker Oat Classic recipe, just switch out the ketchup with one of the other sauce suggestions.

  • Ketchup
  • Tomato Sauce
  • BBQ Sauce
  • Lipton Onion Soup

Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe

This meatloaf sandwich recipe is using your leftover meatloaf as the base of the recipe.

If you need a recipe on how to make meatloaf, I highly recommend the Quaker Oat Classic.

Try our amazing meatloaf stacker sandwich with sourdough bread.

Are Meatloaf Sandwiches Served Hot or Cold?

This recipe for a sandwich is perfect for lunch or dinner. Our instructions say to grill it in a skillet, but you can just as easily eat it cold.

We’ve enjoyed it both ways with no complaints from the family.


Try our meatloaf sandwich stacker recipe with leftover meatloaf.


  1. In a large skillet, melt 1 Tablespoon butter.
  2. Add meatloaf slices and heat through on one side for 4 minutes.
  3. Flip, add cheese and heat through on the other side.
  4. Remove from the skillet.
  5. Butter the sourdough bread and place buttered side down in a hot skillet 
  6. Add hot meatloaf with melted cheese and grill until bread is toasted golden brown.
  7. Add condiments as desired.

Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe Add-Ins

The Stacker is just the start, want to make your taste buds go wild? Try some of our suggestions below.

  • Sriracha Aioli. I enjoy a little heat from time to time and Sriracha Aioli is the perfect addition to our meatloaf sandwich recipe. Recipe~Sriracha Aioli
  • Bacon. Everything’s better with bacon, right?
  • Compound Butter. Add a Compound Butter to Your Bread for a rich and unique flavor. Blue Cheese and Herb Compound Butter
  • Pepper Jack or Cheddar Cheese

What Is a Good Side With Meatloaf Sandwiches?

Traditionally, we like to enjoy any sandwich with a side of chips and salad of some type.

They are our go-to sandwich sides but it really depends on what I have in the fridge and pantry.

Below are some of our favorite meatloaf sandwich side dishes.

Share Your Combo

Have you tried this recipe? I would love to hear about what combinations you added!

Did you add BBQ, bacon and cheddar?

Or maybe you added some heat with pepper jack and the Sriracha Aioli?

Comment below or send me an email and share how you made your meatloaf sandwich recipe!

Yield: 1 Sandwich

Ultimate Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe- The Stacker


The Ultimate Meatloaf Sandwich- The Stacker! Turn ordinary leftovers into an extraordinary sandwich!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes


  • 2 slices sourdough bread
  • 2 slices leftover meatloaf (about 1 inch thick)
  • 4 slices provolone cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • tomatoes
  • pickles
  • lettuce
  • ketchup


  1. In a large skillet, melt 1 Tablespoon butter.
  2. Add meatloaf slices and heat through on one side for 4 minutes.
  3. Flip, add cheese and heat through on other side.
  4. Remove from skillet and set aside
  5. Butter the sourdough bread and place buttered side down in a hot skillet 
  6. Add hot meatloaf to two of the slices of sourdough, top with cheese.
  7. Grill until bread is toasted golden brown.
  8. Remove from skillet, stack sandwich: bread, meatloaf, cheese, condiments, bread.
  9. Enjoy!

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