Men are hungry creatures.
|Macaroni & Cheese stuffed meatloaf...wrapped in bacon.|
Despite the modern day stigma women place on cooking (heaven forbid the career driven female might also be able to cook a man a damn good meal) I believe being able to appeal to all his senses is important. That being said, I cook a mean meatloaf. Forget barefoot in the kitchen, I prepare delectable dinner time treats in a pair of 4' stilettos.
So for your enjoyment, here is this amazing recipe for macaroni and cheese stuffed meatloaf wrapped in bacon. I served this with a side of asparagus marinated in olive oil, apple cider vinegar and shallots. It's a perfect light side dish to accompany anything wrapped in bacon.
I promise you, any man young or old will LOVE this dish.
To make macaroni and cheese...
2 tbs Butter
2 tbs Flour
2 cups Shredded cheese (I use sharp cheddar and Parmesan)
1 egg whisked
1 cup milk or half&half
1 bag cooked elbow noodles
Melt the butter and flour in a saucepan, careful not to burn. Once that is cooked together turn heat down med/low and slowly pour in milk. I usually just eyeball it with amount. 2 cups maybe. Stir well and continuously. Whisk one egg in another bowl. Take about 1/2 of milk mixture and stir into egg. Slowly pour in milk mixture. Add 1 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Stir continuously. Add a little salt and pepper. Add in drained macaroni.
1 lb. ground beef
1 lb. ground pork
1 cup barbeque sauce
1 cup italian breadcrumbs
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp garlic salt
1/2 onion diced and sauteed
5-7 slices bacon
Chop the onions and saute in butter until soft, not browned. Mix all the other ingredients in a large bowl. You will get messy.
Take the bacon and lay the pieces into a large glass loaf pan. Lay in a layer of meatloaf making sure to build up the sides. Spoon in a large amount of the macaroni and cheese. Seal the mixture in with the rest of the meatloaf. Wrap bacon over the top. Cook for 40 minutes at 350 degrees.