Left image: New York Reuben Meatloaf sandwich on rye bread.
Right image: New York Reuben Meatloaf
I always wondered why nobody has put a meatloaf recipe on the Internet that solely uses cold cuts as the meat in the meatloaf. But now I know why: because cold cuts are salty, and that makes for one salty meatloaf. I never said my meatloaf creations were healthy. They may not be on the same caloric level as the food in Epic Meal Time but even I wouldn't eat meatloaf every day. There's a reason why it's considered a comfort food!
My YouTube channel is all about performing crazy culinary experiments by making food that hasn't been made before. I get my inspiration from "normal" recipes I find online and I adapt the recipe to my tastes.
The New York Reuben Potato chips:
They look like BBQ potato chips but when I tasted them, I tasted all the elements of a classic Reuben sandwich: pickles, smoked meat, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, and rye bread. Rating: 4 out of 5 meatloaves.
All of the finalists in Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" contest were tasty this year but my favorite was the West Coast Truffle Fries. My least favorite was the Southern Biscuits and Gravy(it tasted like chicken stuffing).
The key to this meatloaf is thick cut pastrami. If you use thin cut pastrami, the meatloaf won't hold it's shape as well.
Some people make meatloaf sandwiches from leftover meatloaf and I made a meatloaf sandwich. See above for it. The bread I used was rye bread. I think my (Jewish) mom would've been very proud of me and if she were here today, she would love it(along with all my other meatloaf creations). My (Jewish) grandma loved the meatloaf as well and my dad said if he hadn't eaten so much meat in the previous week, he would've had some. And you all know by now he is a bit of a "meatloaf traditionalist".
You will need:
For the cooking vessels:
A lasagna pan
Nonstick cooking spray
For the actual meatloaf:
1/2 tbsp. of onion powder
1/2 cup of unsweetened applesauce
1/2 cup of shredded Swiss cheese
1/2 cup of Russian dressing
2-3 tbsp. of sauerkraut
4-5 dill pickles
1/2 tbsp. of paprika
1 tsp. of caraway seeds
2 crumbled slices of rye bread
1 New York Reuben Hot Pocket
1 cup of smashed potato chips
1 pound of thick cut pastrami
1. Wash your hands! :)
2. Put the first 9 ingredients in a large bowl.
3. Crumble up the Hot Pocket with your hands and put the crumbled Hot Pocket into the large bowl.
4. Get some potato chips, put them in a Ziploc bag, and smash them up with your fist or a hammer. Repeat until you have 1 cup of smashed potato chips.
5. Tear the pastrami with your hands. Put the torn up pastrami into the large bowl.
6. Mix up all the ingredients using your hands to distribute all the ingredients evenly among the mixture.
7. Spray lasagna pan with nonstick cooking spray.
8. Form 2 loaves from the meatloaf mixture.
9. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit preheated oven for 15-20 minutes(this is not a typo- cold cuts are already edible to begin with and if you put them into the oven for too long, the cold cuts become dry and rubbery)
10. Bon appetit!