Meatloaf Melts recipe from The Country Cook
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5 from 2 votes


Meatloaf Melts are an open-faced meatloaf sandwich with melted cheese on top. Made up of flavorful ground beef on a toasted bun!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Meatloaf Melts
Servings: 6
Calories: 474kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 4 (6-inch) sub rolls
  • 1 pound lean ground beef at least 90% lean
  • 1 1/4 cups saltine crackers
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 small onion minced
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tbsp ketchup plus more for topping
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • tsp salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450F degrees.
  • Split rolls in half (lengthwise).
  • Put on baking sheet and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, combine ground beef, crushed corn flakes (or crackers), egg, onion, milk, 4 tbsp. ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  • Top each bun-half with meat mixture (spreading it out evenly amongst all the buns.)
  • Spread additional ketchup on top of meat mixture (as much or as little as you like).
  • Put in oven and bake for about 15-20 minutes (until meat registers 160F degrees).
  • Take them out and add shredded cheese on top.
  • Bake for an additional 2-3 minutes until cheese is melted.


Serve with your favorite sides. You can eat this with your hands or a knife and fork.


Calories: 474kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 778mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 510IU | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Calcium: 320mg | Iron: 10.3mg