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 meat loaf sandwich; we usually use leftover meatloaf, but why wait until the meatloaf is left over to make an awesome sandwich out of it? My husband loves meatloaf sandwiches when he’s watching football, so I always make a big fresh meat loaf for him, our son, and their friends on Superbowl Sunday.

Freshly baked meatloaf for Superbowl sandwiches!
Freshly baked meatloaf for Superbowl sandwiches!


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 ketchup
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 degrees. Remove from oven and let “set” for about an hour.

My husband likes his meatloaf sandwiches cold, so I put the baking dish in the refrigerator as soon as it’s cool enough to place on the glass shelf. Usually, I make the meat loaf the night before the big game.

My son likes his meat loaf sandwiches hot, but that’s what the microwave oven is for, right?

When it’s sandwich time, I slice the meat loaf 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. My crew usually wants 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!