This simple recipe for Grilled Meatloaf Sandwich is an easy way to take a plain sandwich to the next level! The crisp ciabatta bread, melted cheese, and tender leftover meatloaf make an unbeatable sandwich.
You can use any type of bread in this hot sandwich, of course. Try using sliced whole wheat bread or French bread that has been cut on an angle. You can cook this sandwich on a dual contact indoor grill, a panini press, or on the stovetop in a regular nonstick skillet or pan. If you are using a regular pan, cover the sandwiches with the pan lid while they are cooking to help keep the heat in so the meatloaf heats and the cheese melts in the time it takes the bread to brown.
Place the bread on work surface. Cut the bread in half horizontally; spread open. Butter cut sides of bread sparingly. Or use slices of any type of your favorite bread; butter them.
Place 1 cheese slice on half of the bread slices, then top with the meatloaf slices; top with cheese. Top with remaining bread slices, buttered side down. Spread the outsides of the sandwiches with more softened butter. Press down on sandwiches with the palm of your hand.
Grill the sandwiches on dual contact indoor grill for 4 to 5 minutes until bread is crisp and golden, or grill on regular griddle, turning once and pressing down with a spatula, for 7 to 9 minutes or until bread is crisp, the meatloaf is thoroughly heated, and the cheese is melted.