Grilled Italian Meatloaf Sandwich

Grilled Italian Meatloaf Sandwich

Our favorite grilled Italian meatloaf sandwich – it’s just what your weekend ordered…


2 pounds of 80% lean ground beef
½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
¼ cup of marinara sauce (save extra from the jar for brushing on top of the meatloaf)
1 cup of breadcrumbs
½ teaspoon black pepper
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
3 eggs
2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons dried parsley
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons dried oregano
½ cup of diced sweet onion
1 tablespoon of diced garlic
½ cup of minced carrots
Toasted Onions Rolls
Sliced Mozzarella Cheese


Lightly mix the ingredients together in a large bowl. Form the meatloaf on a grilling plank and let it rest a few minutes.

Place the grilling plank over medium direct heat (350°F/177°C) on your Big Green Egg or other grill. Cook for approximately 2 hours. With one hour left, take additional marinara sauce and brush it on top of the meatloaf. Repeat every 15-20 minutes until a nice tomato glaze has formed on top. The meatloaf is cooked when the meat registers 165°F/74°C in the center.

Let the meatloaf rest and cool a bit. Take the Toasted Onion Rolls and lightly grill them for about 30 seconds to get warm. Slice the meatloaf thick and assemble the sandwich by placing the meatloaf on the roll and topping it with a slice of mozzarella cheese.

Makes 4 sandwiches.

Recipe from Big Green Egg and courtesy of of John Thomas in partnership with Cobblestone Bread Co. For more recipes from John, visit their blog To view original recipe, click here.