servings : 4

Cook's Note:  If using a different recipe of leftover meatloaf, you will only need ingredients for the sauce and building the sandwiches.  If using this recipe to make the meatloaf, you will have enough for two meals -  four servings each. 


2 slices white bread (3 ounces), crust trimmed away

½ cup milk

2 lbs. lean ground beef

16 oz. jar My Brother’s Helen’s Rustic Original Salsa, divided

2 teaspoons salt

1 cup mayonnaise

2-3 tablespoons mustard

8 slices cheddar cheese

8 ciabatta rolls

Sliced dill pickles

1 package French fried onion rings

Olive oil

Mixed lettuce


To make the meatloaf:

Place trimmed bread in bottom of mixing bowl.  Add milk and let press together to let the bread soak up all of the milk.  Add beef, ½ cup salsa, salt and gently mix to combine. Press into a 9x5 loaf pan.  Top with ½ cup salsa. Place in 350* oven and bake 60 min or until it reaches internal temp of 160*.  Remove and let rest 5 minutes.

To make sauce:  Combine ½ cup My Brother’s Helen’s Rustic Original Salsa, mayonnaise and mustard until smooth.  Set aside while you prepare sandwiches.

To make sandwiches:  Set aside. Brush ciabatta rolls with olive oil.  On baking sheet place rolls open. On the bottom roll place a meatloaf slice. Top with cheddar cheese.  Place in 350* oven and toast until meatloaf is heated through and cheese is melty. Remove from oven and top with lettuce, sauce,pickles, onion rings, and ciabatta roll top.