Our sandwich day continues with our inspired lunch sandwich for National Sandwich Day – a great meatloaf sandwich.

Meatloaf is a great fall dish.  We love to make it for dinner then use the leftovers for a great sandwich.


Meatloaf with Spicy Ketchup

Aussie Meatloaf Sandwich with Spicy Ketchup and Crispy Onions

 Assembling Sandwich

  • 2 slices of brioche bread or Texas toast
  • 1 tablespoon softened butter
  • 3 slices of meatloaf (recipe below)
  • 2 tablespoons spicy ketchup
  • ¼ cup crispy onions

Spread softened butter on bread and toast. Heat up meatloaf in grill pan. Fan meatloaf on one slice of bread, spoon on spicy ketchup and top with crispy onions and second piece of bread.   Dig in – you’ll never have a better meatloaf sandwich.

Meatloaf Sandwich with Spicy Ketchup and Crispy Onions

Meatloaf Sandwich with Spicy Ketchup and Crispy Onions

 Aussie Meatloaf

  • 2 cups diced onion
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ¼ cup diced carrot
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 pounds Australian Grassfed Beef
  • 6 eggs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • 1 cup quick oats
  • 2 tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Often meatloaf can be too fatty or greasy as the meat cooks and the internal fat renders. Using a naturally lean beef like Aussie grassfed helps create a delicious meatloaf.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread veggies on sheet tray, drizzle with olive oil and season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Roast in oven for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Puree veggies in food processor or blender with Dijon and Worcestershire sauce.

In a large mixing bowl crumble up ground beef. Add in pureed vegetables, eggs, milk, bread crumbs, oats, and Italian seasoning. Mix all ingredients together (the best tools for this are your hands so get messy!!) Form into loaf and place in either meatloaf pan or on a sheet tray and bake at 350 until cooked thoroughly- 160 degrees internal temperature. If cooking in a loaf pan cooking time will be around 90 minutes. If on a sheet tray cooking time will be closer to an hour.

Spicy Ketchup

  • 5 vine ripened tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 6 cloves of garlic peeled
  • 5 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 tbsp. light brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Quarter tomatoes and toss in olive oil. Season with kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper. Place on sheet tray with garlic cloves and fresh thyme and roast in oven for 20 minutes. Allow to cool and remove thyme stems. Place in blender with remaining ingredients and puree thoroughly. Pour into small sauce pan and simmer for 20 minutes to reduce by 1/3. Whisk in cold butter. Taste – season with salt and pepper as needed.

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