Prep Time: 1½ Hours
Yields: 8–10 Servings

Sloppy Joes will take a back seat to this meatloaf with a twist! This juicy version, made jellyroll style, can even be made ahead of time. Sliced on a Kaiser roll, and topped with a sauce of onions, mushrooms and marinara, this sandwich will make your kids say, “Sloppy who?”

1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
½ cup Italian bread crumbs
¼ cup minced onions
¼ cup minced celery
2 tbsps minced green bell peppers
2 tbsps minced red bell peppers
1 tbsp minced garlic
2 tbsps sliced green onions
2 tbsps chopped parsley
2 eggs
1½ tsps salt
1½ tsps black pepper
2 medium red onions, thinly sliced
8 ounces fresh button mushrooms, sliced
2 cups prepared marinara sauce
8 Kaiser rolls

Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine meat, bread crumbs, onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic, green onions, parsley, eggs, salt and pepper. Mix well. On a sheet of wax paper, shape meat mixture into a ½-inch thick rectangle. Spread cheese over meat, leaving a ¾-inch border around edges. Roll meat in a jellyroll fashion to enclose filling and form a pinwheel loaf. Press both ends to enclose cheese. Place in a 10” x 15” baking pan. Top with red onions, mushrooms and marinara. Cover and cook 1 hour or until internal temperature reaches 160°F. Cut meatloaf into 1-inch thick slices. Place 1 meatloaf slice on each roll and top with onions, marinara and mushrooms.

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