Monday, September 22, 2014

Cherry Chipotle Meatloaf Sandwiches for #10DaysofTailgate

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I am on a roll…three days in a row a post from me; let's just say that this novice tailgater - okay I have not graduated to an actual tailgater but will call myself now a tailgate food preparer.  How are you liking that?  Yes, having just boarded a train in Seattle right next to the football field where I heard the crowds roar makes me thing that I have graduated from novice to tailgate food preparer.  What do you think?  So I know tailgate food has to be a crowd pleaser, portable, and really worth every single bite of it.  You know worth as in mouthwatering delicious; one of those foods to me is meatloaf.  Meatloaf is comfort food to me - simple, plain good food but I realize that it is just not possible to bake a meatloaf at a parking lot.  Well, okay that is if you have a portable oven which - at least to my knowledge - most of us do not bring along in their cars.  So my next thought that was how about a Meatloaf Sandwich; toasted bread topped with thick slices of delicious meatloaf.  That sounds more like tailgating food, right? Oh yes…but just bread and meatloaf?  Not quite like it…condiments the perfect sandwich needs condiments.  So here we go…

Perfectly toasted thick slices of sourdough bread, both slices slathered with a combo of Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle mixed with mayo, each topped with crisp bright green lettuce, then a thick cut slice of meatloaf studded with bright green specks of parsley topped with bright red fresh tomatoes and rings of red onion.  Yes, it is one big sandwich not a food you will look elegant eating, but it sure is finger-licking good.  So what about the recipe..glad you asked.

First make he meatloaf; not any meatloaf but a Cherry Chipotle Meatloaf…

Cherry Chipotle Meatloaf Sandwiches

  • 1-1/4 lb ground beef
  • 3/4 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 C bread crumbs {make sure they are dairy free}
  • 1 C chopped Italian parsley 
  • 1 C chopped red onion
  • 2 tsp salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 C Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle for topping while baking
*** Preheat oven to 375 F ***

  1. Combine ground meat with all of the ingredients except the Not Ketchup.  Work it together into a dough then shape it into a loaf
  2. Place the loaf into a baking dish then slather it with the Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle sauce.
  3. Bake in the preheated of for 45 minutes or until the meat is cooked through
  4. When cooked through remove the meatloaf from the oven and let it cool down

Assemble Sandwiches {makes 4 sandwiches}

  • 8 slices of sourdough bread
  • 2-3 TB Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle
  • 2-3 TB Mayonaise
  • 8 slices of fresh, washed and dried lettuce leaves
  • 1-2 tomatoes sliced
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  1. Toast 8 slices of sourdough bread
  2. Combine Not Ketchup Cherry Chipotle with mayonnaise
  3. Slather Not Ketchup/Mayo combo on all slices of bread
  4. Place lettuce on all slices
  5. Top half of the lettuce covered slices with thickly cut slices of cool meatloaf
  6. Top meatloaf with red onion and tomato before covering each sandwich with the other half of the prepared lettuce covered bread slices.
  7. Tightly wrap sandwiches then cut them diagonally

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Cherry Chipotle Meatballs by From Gate to Plate
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SRC Surprise Recipe by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Cinnamon Puppy Chow by The Pajama Chef
Almond Chocolate Chip Cookies by Love and Confections

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