Monday, January 28, 2013

Meatloaf Panini

 I made my B & T meatloaf yesterday and had a couple of slices left over.  What to do, what to do????
Why not a panini??? The meatloaf has all the makings for a great panini anyway, I"ll just need to pick up a few more ingredients and I'm good to go!  Off to the store to pick up some sourdough bread, muenster cheese and a large sweet onion.  That's all you'll need!

 To caramelize onions, slice one extra large sweet onion (or as many as needed) as thinly as possible.  Coat a medium sized frying with a thin even coating of olive oil. (2-3 Tablespoons should do it.)  Heat pan to medium, when oil is hot, add the onions and lower heat to a simmer. Stir occasionally for about 15 minutes, sprinkle 1 tsp. of salt over onions evenly. Continue to cook on low for another 1/2 hour, stirring as little as possible. This is when they will start to caramelize and turn golden brown.  Remove from heat and set aside.

That's really the hardest and most time consuming part.  After those onions are ready, just layer up that sandwich.  I used sourdough because it's my favorite.  Start by putting down your cheese, next the slice of meatloaf and top it off with a pile of onions.  Butter up your grill or butter both sides of the bread and your on your way to bliss!  Tangy tomatoes, pieces of bacon, sweet onions, ooey gooey melted cheese on crunchy sourdough bread.  What more does one need??

Pop them in some hot oil and reduce the heat to medium, stir occasionally.

Add the tsp of salt, and let simmer for at least a 1/2 hour, until golden brown.

Ready to take off the heat.

Get out all your ingredients.

1.  Cheese  2.  Meatloaf  3.  Onions

Butter the grille, and get that panini on the heat!

Flatten her out....

Remove from heat when golden and crispy...

Plate her up and dig in......


  1. No way anyone can look at a panini and not be hungry. This is a new twist on the ole' meatloaf sandwich of old. Looks great.

    1. I've always thought meatloaf was better the next day :)