Shockingly enough, leftover meatloaf is a thing. I know, I know… I guess some people have self-control when it comes to not eating an entire loaf of meat *drool*. If you’re one of the lucky ones that has leftover meatloaf, but don’t really want the same song and dance of a meal as last night? Thankfully, there’s actually a lot of reinvented meatloaf options. Using the leftovers as the base of an entirely new meal, well – that’s what leftovers are all about! It also might inspire you to make a full recipe meatloaf, even if you’re just cooking for one or two, because if it’s too much food – who cares! You’ve got options, baby.
Simply using chopped leftover meatloaf, you can use it as the base for a really easy chili recipe that definitely use up those leftovers while making a whole new hearty meal you can feel good about.
http://4sonrus.stfi.re/2016/12/29/chipotle-sweet-corn-leftover-meatloaf-chili/?sf=golexkv#aa Photo by: 4 Sons R Us
Simple concept, and crazy easy to whip up. Quesadillas are an excellent way to enjoy that leftover loaf! Whether an easy lunch, or a night time cozy-up by the TV and have dinner (sounds charming, doesn’t it?) this handheld meal is anything but a repeat.
http://cooknwithmrsg.com/2016/06/26/leftover-meatloaf-quesadillas/ Cook’n With Mrs G
An obvious choice that you’re probably wishing you’d thought of sooner. Oh yeah…meatloaf WOULD make an incredible meat sauce over pasta. Well, that was easy.
http://busycooks.about.com/od/pastawithsaucerecipes/r/meatloafspaghetti.htm?utm_source=pinterest&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=shareurlbuttons_nip Photo by: Busy Cooks
It’s not a burger, and it’s not a grilled cheese, or even a club sandwich. It’s a hybrid of all three, and it’s the a drool-worthly way to use up those leftovers!
http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/grilled-meatloaf-melt?crlt.pid=camp.ZLMx0apC1da8 Photo by: My Recipes
Yes! Perfect. Dinner one day, breakfast the next. A comforting morning meal that will certainly keep you full and going strong all day!
http://keviniscooking.com/meatloaf-egg-scramble/ Photo by: Kevin Is Cooking
Dinner one night, party food the next. Actually, scratch that. No party necessary. Kids love sliders, adults love sliders. Fun bite-sided food is where it’s at.
http://breadboozebacon.com/meatloaf-sliders/ Photo by: Bread Booze Bacon
This may be the easiest way to whip up a whole new meal using those meatloaf leftovers, in a stromboli that comes off both impressive and inventive.
http://www.scatteredthoughtsofacraftymom.com/2011/05/leftover-meatloaf-stromboli.html Photo by: Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom
Much like a meatball sub, you can easily create a meatloaf melt on a long bun like you see here. While this recipe calls for making the entire meatloaf from scratch, you just can skip that part – meatloaf is made, and leftovers are ready to shine!
http://www.thecountrycook.net/2012/02/meatloaf-melts.html Photo by: The Country Cook
How. Freaking. Genius. Yes! Little meatloaf handrolls you can dip and enjoy all you like. They’re perfect for serving up and a completely new spin on meatloaf in general.
http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/1086436/leftover-meatloaf-recipes Photo by: She Knows
If meatballs make soup delicious, then surely chopped up meatloaf can do the same (isn’t meatloaf just a giant loaf shaped meatball anyways?).
http://www.athousandsoups.com/2013/08/meatloaf-and-mashed-potato-soup.html Photo by: A Thousand Soups