Cheeseburger Meatball Grilled Cheese

Here’s a confession: I’m picky about leftovers.  There.  It’s out and I’m no longer going to be embarrassed by the fact that sometimes I just don’t like leftovers.  My husband will eat nearly anything leftover and I do admit that the older I get, the more open I am to various leftovers.

This post, however, is about foods that are amazing leftover.  Foods like: meatloaf; chili (even better the second day); lasagna; black bean burgers (leftovers = quesadilla); pizza; spaghetti; and cheeseburger meatballs

Cheeseburger Meatball Grilled Cheese

You might have guessed by now that this post is about leftover cheeseburger meatballs, in the form of a grilled cheese.  You might also know that I have a thing with sandwiches, and particularly with grilled cheese sandwiches.

So it was an absolute no-brainer for me when it came to using up the leftovers of Monday’s meatballs.  This grilled cheese made the most mouth-watering lunch I’ve had in a while.  The meatballs were amazing by themselves but then when I smashed them between buttery bread and more cheese? Lunchtime euphoria.  Seriously.

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Cheeseburger Meatball Grilled Cheese

Yield: 1 sandwich

Total Time: 15 min

A round-two recipe for Cheeseburger Meatballs: Cheeseburger Meatball Grilled Cheese.


1 Tbs. butter
2 slices whole wheat bread
5-6 cheeseburger meatballs, halved
2 slices of cheddar cheese
1-2 Tbs. copycat "special sauce" (recipe in the link above)


Heat a small non-stick skillet over medium heat. Butter one side of each slice of bread.

Place one slice of bread, butter side down, in the heated skillet, place a slice of cheese on top and then line with the meatballs. Place the other slice of cheese on top of the meatballs, top with the "special sauce" and then place the other slice of bread on top, butter side up.

Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side, until the bread is golden and toasty and the cheese is melted.

Cheeseburger Meatball Grilled Cheese