A Twist on the Traditional Meatloaf Sandwich: Meatloaf Quesadilla

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Meatloaf.  You either love it or you hate it with a white-hot heat.  OMT! lurvs it (remember THIS post?!).  So much so, she aught to marry it and then stop referring to herself in third person.

Obviously, when you make a GIANT meatloaf for two, you’re gonna have leftovers.  What’s better than a meatloaf sandwich?  Um, a meatloaf quesadilla…that’s what!

Meatloaf Quesadillas

So much YES!

A few months back, Boy introduced me to Naan bread.  This stuff:

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Meatloaf Quesadilla(source: Amazon)

We have only eaten the original, not the whole grain, but it’s totally my new addiction.  Love. This. Bread.

When you heat Naan up in the oven (I eschew microwaves), it turns into this incredibly soft and pliable cloud of carby goodness, with a hint of garlic and butter.  Need I go on?


Wait.  What was I talking about?  Oh…meatloaf…back to the meatloaf.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Longest sentence I might have ever written follows.  Grammarians, please withhold your judgements and red pens.  Even Stephen King acquiesced that sometimes it’s about the story and not the grammar.

I stacked two pieces of bread together (four pieces in all), placed them on a cookie sheet, covered them with foil, heated in a 325° oven for about 10 minutes (didn’t preheat), took them out, slathered with mayo…the real stuff, no Miracle Whip (I know some of you also hate mayo with that same white-hot heat, and will instead reach for the Miracle Whip, and it’s all good, just not as good as mayo, but I understand)…laid two pieces of smoked Gouda on one piece of bread and thinly slice meatloaf on the other, married them in a solemn, yet lovely ceremony, then took a minute to bask in the glory of such a lovely union on the plate before me, before I cut it into manageable pieces…or soldiers as The German would call them.

PROGRAMMING NOTE: Thus ends the longest sentence I might have ever written.

When presented to Husband, I told him that we were having a twist on the traditional meatloaf sandwich; we were having a meatloaf quesadilla!

We live in South Texas where Mexican food (and beef) is KING.  We’ll put all kinds of things between two flat bready things and call it a quesadilla.  It’s kinda how Texas rolls, y’all.

One more look:

Meatloaf Quesadillas

Oh man.  I feel as if we should bow our heads in silence and give thanks for all things meatloaf quesadilla.  Join me?

ENOUGH SILENCE!  Get to making.  Then eating.  Then meatloaf-quesadilla-drunkenly telling people, “I love you, man!”

Happy Eating!

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  1. Oh, well, YUM!! We are meatloaf lovers and particularly lovers of the famed meatloaf sandwich. Gotta try this!

  2. Naan is one of my favorite things to eat! I love that stuff!!

  3. Wow! Yeah, this looks GOOD! Trying it as soon as I can get the ground beef defrosted. Nothing more to add cuz time’s a wastin’!

  4. I really need to try Naan bread; I keep hearing about it, and I love bread of any kind, so I need to just go buy it. This might be a good recipe to convince me to finally do so. 🙂
    P.S.–I love your notes about your long sentence; you had me cracking up!

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      Oh, Naan…how I love thee. Seriously, get to a store and get some! (Costco has the best prices I’ve seen) I love that you loved my notes. Thanks for that!

  5. DROOLING and need this in my belly like NOW!

  6. That bread looks great. I will need to click and look at the healthiness or not of it.

  7. YUM! I never thought of trying leftover meatloaf on naan! That could be dangerously good!

  8. Dang. This is genius! I’m sorry to say I just started a gluten-free diet today, so the naan is unfortunately out for me. I’m sure I could find something else to hold my meatloaf and cheese together and still have a good time. Stumbling the heck out of this…

    • Mrs. Tucker says

      NOOO! Not gluten-free! Lol! Thanks for the stumble, and keep this in your back pocket for when you are no longer gluten free…for a splurge.


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