Introduction: Mac & Cheese Meatloaf Bacon Balls

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A new spin on an old favorite!

Step 1: Things You Will Need

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1 muffin tray
2 packages of thick sliced bacon ( I used Turkey Bacon)

MEATLOAF INGREDIENTS
2 pounds Ground beef or turkey meat
1/2 cup Barbeque sauce or ketchup.(You will need more later, this is just for putting in the meatloaf)
2 TBSP Worcestershire sauce
1 egg
1 TBSP crushed garlic
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 tsp basil
1 cup oats
1 TBSP Parmesan

MAC & CHEESE  INGREDIENTS
2 cups elbow macaroni
2oz cream cheese  (1/4 a box)
3/4 cups sour cream
1/4 cup milk
1 1/4  cups shredded cheese (I Used 1 cup Colby Jack, 1/4 cup White Cheddar)

Note: This recipe should make 8 bacon balls.

Step 2: Preping Your Meat

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1. Place ground meat into large bowl or pan.
2. Press meat into a large bowl shape.
3. Place all Meatloaf ingredients into meat bowl.
4. Use you hands to mash everything together until thoroughly mixed.
5. Cover and set aside until needed.

Step 3: Making the Mac & Cheese

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1. In large pan, boil enough water to cook your noodles. When water is boiling,  add noodles, then
     reduce heat. cook the noodles until they are soft, then drain the water.

2. Place the milk and cheeses in another medium size pan, and simmer on low to medium heat.
     Stir often until the cheeses are melted and mixed into a soupy substance. If you want to add any
     personal seasonings to you mac & cheese, this would be the best time to do it.

3. In a large pan, mix  cheese sauce with the noodles until well blended.

Step 4: Bacon Ball Assembly

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1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees
2.  Place strip of bacon evenly in the center of one of the muffin tray cups.
3.  Place another strip on bacon in the same cup, making an X  of bacon.
4.  Coat the bacon on the inside of the cup with BBQ Sauce.
5.  Place a golf ball size amount of meatloaf mixture into the cup and gently pat it into the form
     of a cup. The bigger the hole in your meat, the more mac & cheese you can stuff into it.
6.  Place a large spoonful of Mac & Cheese into the meat cup and press it down gently. The Mac
     should be be about level or slightly mounded. don't try to stack it too high!
7.  Place a small sized meat patty, big enough to completely cover the Mac, on top of the meat cup
     and lightly press and seal the edges together thoroughly.
8.  Cover with another spoonful of BBQ sauce, then fold tips of bacon over the top of your meatball
      in a circular order.
9.  Bake in oven at 400 degrees for about 40 - 45 minutes.
10.Remove from tray, cover with BBQ sauce one more time(optional) Then let sit for 5 minutes before
     serving. I use a two forked claw method to remove them easily without damage.


If you like these, try out my other bacon balls
Breakfast bacon balls
Chicken Cordon Bleu Bacon Balls
Broccoli & Cauliflower Cheddar Cheese Bacon Balls
Hawaiian Burger Bacon Balls

Comments

bajablue (author)2013-04-05

Great recipe... but why isn't this entered in the Bacon Contest?

crapsoup (author)bajablue2013-04-05

I published it right before the contest entry date. Oh well, I still have a few good recipes in the mix that i think could be potential winners. But in the end, everyone's a winner when you have a page full of new and tasty treats to eat!

General Zod (author)2013-03-25

So...there is another layer to the paradigm of the Epically Evil Food Pyramid?

crapsoup (author)General Zod2013-03-25

"Ding", your New World Order is ready!!

Bean and Cheese Stout (author)2013-03-20

These were absolutely Meat-tastic!! I wouldn't change one thing... definitely a hang over cure for the booze hounds out there. A lot of prepping but it is so worth the smiles & satisfaction.

leahs03 (author)2013-03-17

It's a good meal, But it took way too long to prepare everything and when i tried baking it in my oven at 400 degrees my oven started to smoke ~which at that point I decided to put a baking sheet on the bottom of the muffin pan for the excess grease to drip onto. I will say it tasted pretty good ~Just a lot of work for someone in a hurry

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-03-16

Wow, that is crazy! I'd try that :)

It's a proliferation of food stuffing and wrapping . I fear that someday, my creations may someday lead to another cold food war!!

crapsoup (author)crapsoup2013-03-16

...someday.

someday.

troopersmachine (author)2013-03-16

These look good. Have you made them with pork bacon?

crapsoup (author)troopersmachine2013-03-16

I personally don't eat pork, but I still like to spread the bacon love for my peoples!

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