Meaty, Cheesey, Bacony Goodness
Woman’s Day magazine must have gotten a lot crazier than I remember it being when I was ten years old and my mom had a subscription. There’s a blog-worthy article online at this link (Note: Link is no longer active) right now, about overstuffed foods, that had my jaw hanging open, thinking I had somehow clicked over to This is Why You’re Fat Dot Com. My favorite of the featured gastronomical anomalies is the Mac & Cheese-Stuffed Meat Loaf. “The mouthwatering creation – wrapped in eight slices of apple wood-smoked bacon and boasting two pounds of ground beef – is filled with black truffle-saffron Mac & Cheese made with Romano, Asiago and sharp Cheddar cheese. To assemble, the bacon is draped across a loaf pan, a shallow layer of meat loaf is added, which is topped with the gourmet cheesy noodles, then another layer of meat loaf, and then the bacon is folded over the top before baking.” I would eat it, and ask for more. The full recipe, finely detailed with many pictures, can be found at Viva Hate!
January 2011 Update: That Viva Hate link above appears to be no longer good, since the domain was recently taken over by the band Viva Hate, but you can still see step-by-step assembly photos of the meatloaf at This Link!