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Basil-Tomato Meatloaf Sandwich

You'll love the flavor boost when you stir fresh basil into mayonnaise. If you're uncomfortable chopping the basil, snip it with scissors or chop it in a mini-processor. Because the meatloaf slices are not very wide, it takes two to cover a slice of bread.

Southern Living SEPTEMBER 2006

  • Yield: Makes 4 sandwiches
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes


  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 8 hearty white bread slices
  • 8 (1/2-inch-thick) cold meatloaf slices
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste


1. Stir together 1/2 cup mayonnaise and 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh basil. Spread 1 Tbsp. mayonnaise mixture on 1 side of each bread slice. Top 4 bread slices, mayonnaise sides up, evenly with meatloaf slices, shredded lettuce, and tomato slices; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste. Top with remaining bread slices, mayonnaise sides down.

Note: For testing purposes only, we used Sara Lee Honey White Bakery Bread.


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Basil-Tomato Meatloaf Sandwich Recipe