I am so excited to be sharing this recipe with you all! This is Sarah’s creation and when she told me about it over the phone my mouth was watering. When I saw the actual photos, I was drooling. Ha! Needless to say, I knew this recipe needed to be shared with the world! I have decided that the Grilled Cheese-Burger Sandwich is the most ingenious way to use up leftover meatloaf.
I know it seems a little strange to add a slice of meatloaf to your grilled cheese sandwich, but you trust me right? Would I ever steer you in the wrong food direction? Of course not. You will love this recipe, I’m sure of it!
If you don’t already have a trusted meatloaf recipe, you may like this one, Easy, No Fail Meatloaf, by our blogging friend, Kristy at Sweet Treats and More. Sarah and I have our own meatloaf recipe we are looking forward to sharing with you, but it contains a secret ingredient and this secret ingredient needs some time to grow and mature. (Well, that will keep you guessing!)
Isn’t it fun to make leftovers into a completely new meal for your family? Especially, when it is a meal that no one is expecting! Of course, you could make the claim that this is just a glorified cheeseburger, but please don’t. We think we are incredibly clever and this Grilled-Cheese Burger Sandwich is so moist, flavor-packed, and delicious that once you try it you probably won’t be able to enjoy a boring old cheeseburger again!
Another great trait of this grilled sandwich is it is completely kid-friendly! You can make it even more fun for them to eat by asking them how they would like it cut- hot dog, hamburger, triangles, or fingers. It is amazing to me how much of a difference this makes when I am offering my kiddos a new meal. I think they are more invested in the end product the more decisions they are able to make while preparing it!
Grilled Cheese-Burger Sandwiches
- sliced bread
- cheese, sliced
- leftover meatloaf, sliced and brought to room temperature
- Round up your ingredients. Heat your pan on the stove top to low-medium heat. *Optional: Preheat your oven to 400F.
- Butter one side of your bread slices. Put buttered side down on your pan. Add a slice of cheese, meatloaf, another slice of cheese and another buttered slice of bread to finish the sandwich.
- Cook until the bread is browned and cheese is slightly melted. *Optional: You can finish off the sandwiches in a preheated oven for about 5 minutes to assure the sandwich has been heated through. Depending on the thickness of your sandwich this may not be needed.