Leftover meatloaf can make an easy dinner or a simple sandwich for lunch. Have a look at these leftover meatloaf recipes and ideas.
I always make more meatloaf than I'll use at once as I find it useful to use as leftovers, as you'll discover if you read on.
These are really simple to make, especially if you buy pre-made pie casings or shells from the supermarket.
All you need to do is fill the pie casing with the meatloaf, and heat in the oven according to the instructions for the pie casing. A good guide would be about 20 minutes at 180° Celsius / 350° Fahrenheit / Gas Mark 4 / Moderate oven.
When I was a kid, one of my very favourite sandwiches was meatloaf with tomato sauce/ketchup.
As you'd imagine, they're pretty easy to make. Just butter some bread, pile on the meatloaf, add some sauce of your choice and then enjoy!
Moving on a little from sandwiches, making a hamburger with meatloaf leftovers is just as easy.
All I do is heat the meatloaf up a little, either in the oven or grill it for a couple of minutes to give it a proper BBQ taste. Then build up your hamburger just the way you like it - with cheese, lettuce, tomato, whatever!
Of course, you don't have to heat it - you can eat it cold if you like.
That's a really simple lunch or dinner idea, and you don't even have to cook anything!
If you've been going through this Leftovers section, you'll see that Shepherd's Pie seems to come up often! I guess that's because it's so versatile.
Using meatloaf in your shepherd's pie is really no different to using leftover lamb although it will taste somewhat different. Still, it's a good way to use up leftover food, so take a look at the recipe here and just substitute meatloaf for the cooked lamb.
Spaghetti Bolognese is simply a meat and tomato based pasta dish.
Using your meatloaf leftovers, all you need to do is crumble it up into a frypan, and heat it through along with a tin of chopped tomatoes, some tomato paste or puree, and any dried herb seasonings you like, such as oregano. I also find adding some liquid beef stock to be a good idea to make sure it's not too dry.
Cook until the sauce has thickened. While all this is happening, boil up some pasta. When everything's done, simply combine the meatloafand sauce with the pasta and you've got a great meal!
If you love your meatloaf like I do, I hope you find these recipe ideas useful.