This Grilled Barbecue Bacon Meatloaf Sandwich is the absolute king of all sandwiches. A thick slice of grilled, bacon wrapped meatloaf covered in blanketed by a melty slice of sharp cheddar cheese before being topped with bourbon caramelized onions, barbecue sauce and a fried egg. Dinner is served!
If ever there was the perfect sandwich to create for Father’s Day this weekend, this would be it. Meatloaf? For Father’s Day? Don’t raise your eyebrow at me! This is a grilled meatloaf – you know, like over hot coals? – that’s cloaked in bacon and slathered in a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. It’s amazing in and of itself but once you put it on this sandwich? Life changing, I say!
And the barbecue sauce I mentioned? It just happens to be a Sweet and Spicy Bourbon BBQ Sauce that’s just as it’s name implies. At first bite, it’s sweet and then you’re hit with a lingering spice note to finish. Perfect for a thick sliced of smoky meatloaf.
I definitely created this sandwich with my husband in mind. The quintessential meat and potato guy, but one whom I’ve also transformed his way of thinking to enjoy off the wall things like kale chips. (Yes, that’s sarcasm.) A thick slice of meatloaf covered in a melty slice of sharp cheddar cheese that’s topped with bourbon caramelized onions and additional barbecue sauce. And then, my favorite, a fried egg with a stream of runny yolk cascading down the side.
Messy? Obviously. Out of this world? You bet.
It was when I was assembling sandwiches that I thought of my own father and how this would’ve been his perfect sandwich as well. I recall him frying pieces of leftover meatloaf topped with cheese and how he enjoyed eggs with runny yolks at breakfast. And of course, I then was requesting runny eggs at breakfast as well, likely to the chagrin of my mother. I’m still a card carrying member of that club.
It’s funny the little things that I recall and how something as simple as a sandwich could make me smile at the memories of them both.
See? I told you that this sandwich was perfect for Father’s Day! Or, if the men in your life are anything like mine, they’ll think it’s pretty darn perfect any day of the year.
I’m betting you’ll agree.
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