• 2 pounds Ground Pork
  • 1/2 cup small diced peeled carrots
  • 1/2 cup small diced yellow pepper
  • 3/4 cups small diced yellow onion
  • 1/4 cup small diced celery
  • 1/3 cup small diced roasted seeded poblano peppers
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced basil
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • 3/4 cups toasted bread crumbs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper


  • 1 1/2 cups basil pesto
  • 24 slices white sandwich bread
  • 24 slices Swiss cheese
  • 12 slices tomato
  • 36 slices avocado



Ground Pork

Meal Course:


Dish Type:

Entrée, Sandwich


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine all meatloaf ingredients and mix till thoroughly incorporated.
  3. Spray a 9” x 4” loaf pan with pan primer and pack meatloaf mixture into the pan.
  4. Bake until a thermometer registers 145°F, about 45 minutes. Let cool completely and refrigerate until cold. Slice into 12 slices.
  5. To assemble sandwiches, spread 1 tablespoon of pesto on each slice of 12 slices of bread. Cover pesto with 1 slice of cheese, 1 slice of meatloaf, 1slice of tomato and 3 slices of avocado. Close the sandwiches. In a large non-stick skillet or preheated griddle or flattop melt 2 tablespoons of butter and griddle sandwiches until browned on both sides, turning once.
  6. Alternative idea: brown meatloaf slices in skillet, top with cheese, melt under salamander and top with scrambled eggs and cherry tomato relish.