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Emeril's Dish for Diane: Spicy Meatloaf Poboys

Emeril's Special Meatloaf Sandwich for Diane Sawyer

GMA Recipes Dinner
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Emeril came up with a special spicy meatloaf for Diane and he is serving it up New Orleans style. You will want to make this spicy meatloaf poboy with spicy mayonnaise.


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon Emeril's Original Essence
  • 1 teaspoon tabasco sauce or other Louisiana hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 clove garlic, mashed to a paste
  • 4 4-inch sections of airy poboy bread, large hamburger buns, Kaiser rolls, or other soft rolls of choice
  • 4 to 6 3/4-inch slices of Spicy Meatloaf, warmed through if left over
  • 8 slices smoked provolone cheese (pre-sliced provolone, about 1 ounce each slice)
  • Shredded lettuce, thinly sliced tomatoes, for garnish, as desired
  • Dill pickles or pickled peppers, thinly sliced, for garnish, as desired
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F.

    In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Essence, hot sauce, cayenne and garlic and stir to blend.

    Cut the poboy bread in half lengthwise and place cut sides down on a baking sheet (if using buns, separate the halves and place cut sides down on a baking sheet). Place the bread in the oven until just warmed through and lightly toasted, 3 to 4 minutes. (The bread should still be soft.) Remove the just-warmed bread from the oven and change the oven setting to broil. Position a rack as close as possible to the broiler.

    Spread both cut sides of each sandwich liberally with some of the mayonnaise. Divide the sliced meatloaf evenly among one side of each sandwich, cutting to fit the bread, and then top each of the meatloaf sides as well as the "unfilled" sides of all the sandwiches with one slice of cheese. Place on the baking sheet and broil until cheese is melted and bubbly, 1 to 2 minutes. Remove from the oven and dress each sandwich with lettuce, tomato slices, pickles or pickled peppers, as desired. Place sandwich halves together and serve immediately.

    Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse, courtesy MSLO, Inc.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: meatloaf, garlic, cheese, bread

    Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Course, Party Platter, Brunch

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