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Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Mac and Cheese Stuffed Meatloaf covered with bacon!!!!

This is whats for dinner tonight, let me tell you its too
yummy!! So I thought I would share it with you, I got this online and it was great!!  You really outta try...this is giving me ideas of stuffing meatloaf with other broc and cheese?? maybe i can try swiss cheese and mushrooms....I will try a little a meatloaf of my own <S>

 What You Will Need:

Standard Loaf Pan or *2pc Draining Loaf set (recommended)
1 pkg Bacon
2.25 lb Ground Beef
~ 1-1.5 cups Cooked Macaroni & Cheese
~1/4 cup Shredded Cheese  [optional] (I used Sharp Cheddar)
2 lg Eggs
~1/4 cup Barbeque Sauce

1- Rx for Lipitor or similar cholesterol medication (optional) ;)

What to Do:
Pre-Heat oven to 375F
In a large mixing bowl combine Eggs and Ground Beef until well blended.
(this would be an ideal time to add additional optional seasonings like onion powder, garlic powder, or black pepper- I did not season my loaf)
Line the bottom of a standard size loaf pan with Bacon strips (width-wise)
Pack in about 2/3 of the Ground Beef/Egg mixture on top of the bacon, and start forming a rectangular “bowl” in the center of the loaf.
Fill this rectangular space with the cooked Mac N Cheese, and sprinkle the Shredded Cheese on top of the Macaroni.
Use the remaining Ground Beef/Egg mixture to cover the top
(like placing a lid on a mac n cheese-filled beef box)
Firm down the edges to create a seal between the beef on top and the beef that lines the pan.
Place addition strips of Bacon on top (length-wise).
You should have some ends from the bottom bacon visible.  Fold these ends inward and firm to the top of the loaf.
All of the loaf should now be wrapped in Bacon, except for the two ends. (*though additional bacon could be used length wise on the bottom at each end to create a complete bacon coating)
Place in the 375F oven and cook uncovered for about 10 minutes.
Remove loaf, brush the top with Barbeque Sauce, and continue cooking uncovered for an additional40-50 minutes.
Allow loaf to rest for about 10-15 minutes or so before cutting into slices with a sharp knife.
Serves 4-6 adults.
Serving suggestion: Buttery whipped Mashed Potatoes, and Green Beans.
*If using a non-draining loaf pan, be sure to utilize a cookie sheet or other method of catching any potential drips of bacon grease that might otherwise create a smoke or fire hazard.       by Coffee Break with Kevin N. 

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