Your hungry football couch quarterbacks are going to want some substantial food, and Texas Pepper Jelly’s thick, spicy meatloaf sandwiches are perfect!

Everybody loves a meatloaf sandwich; we usually use leftover meatloaf, but why wait until the meatloaf is left over to make an awesome sandwich out of it? We love meatloaf sandwiches as we’re watching football, so we always make a big fresh meatloaf for the occasion and our friends on Superbowl Sunday.

Ingredients: Craig's Habanero Ketchup Texas Pepper Jelly brand

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1/2 pound ground sausage
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 1/2 green pepper, diced
  • 1/2 red pepper, diced
  • 3/4 cup Craig’s Ketchup (either one)
  • 1/4 cup Craig’s BBQ Sauce
  • 1 sleeve soda crackers, finely crushed

What To Do:

Put all of the above ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Use your hands. Make sure the ingredients are mixed really well.

Put the mixture into a large baking dish and put more Craig’s BBQ Sauce on top. Bake for 45 minutes at 350° F. Remove from oven and let “set” for about an hour.

We prefer meatloaf sandwiches cold, so we put the baking dish in the refrigerator as soon as it’s cool enough to place on the glass shelf. Usually, we make the meatloaf the night before the big game.

Some people like meatloaf sandwiches hot, but that’s what the microwave oven is for, right?

When it’s sandwich time, we slice the meatloaf into thick slices, place them on a platter, and put the platter on the coffee table along with all the condiments in the fridge. Lettuce, sliced pickles, and tomatoes go on another platter. Put some plastic knives in a cup, and step back. Put some hamburger buns and some regular bread slices – white and wheat and rye – on another platter. These sandwiches, a bowl of potato salad, a pan of baked beans, and some drinks, will hold your couch quarterbacks for a couple of hours. Our guests usually want some potato chips and popcorn later on.

There’s just something about football that makes even the at-home fans really hungry. Texas Pepper Jelly products will fill those needs better than anything else!