The Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Bun Cheeseburger

The Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Bun Cheeseburger

Do you know what I hate the most about grocery shopping? No matter how many times I visit the exact same store I can still never find what I’m looking for. It’s just an all around huge waste of time. That’s why when Shipt asked me if I wanted to try out their grocery delivery service for free I jumped at the opportunity.

The way Shipt works is a little different from places like Pedpod. Instead of sourcing everything from suppliers themselves they work with brick and mortar grocery stores in your area (here in Milwaukee for example they work with Meijer), which means that instead of having to wait a day or more for a delivery you can have your groceries delivered in as little as an hour. Also, having tried out Peapod in the past I can tell you that the prices you pay through Shipt are also way cheaper.

The fact that you can get groceries delivered in as little as an hour is absolutely perfect for someone like me who never plans ahead. Take the other night for example, my wife and I both got home from work around 4:30, had absolutely nothing at all in the refrigerator for dinner, but instead of having to run to the store I simply opened up the Shipt app and ordered some steaks and chicken breasts for us to throw on the grill while we took our dogs for a walk. Once we were done I fired up the grill, cracked open a beer and 15 minutes later our groceries were there! I’ve only been using Shipt for a couple weeks and the amount of time it’s already saved me is insane.

The absolute best part of all though? Since the Meijer location that’s closest to my house is open 24 hours a day that means Shipt also delivers groceries from them 24 hours a day! This came in handy last weekend when my buddies and I were out last Friday night at a bar near my house. The bar doesn’t serve food and by the time 1am hit we were starving, so I opened up the Shipt app, ordered some frozen pizzas and Pizza Rolls and once the bar closed at 2am we headed back to my place and shortly after that the pizzas arrived. I even had Shipt deliver some groceries so I could make breakfast the next morning for my wife as well!

For my first Shipt order though I got ground beef, bacon, cheese, lettuce and tomato, macaroni noodles and milk. Why? So I could create this ridiculous Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Bun Cheeseburger! The idea is basically a combination of the Bacon Wrapped Cheese Curd Bun Cheeseburger that I made last summer and the Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Balls I made back in February.

So which bacon wrapped bun is better, the one stuffed with cheese curds or the one packed with macaroni and cheese? Honestly, they’re both pretty amazing. I think the only logical solution to this is that I need to make some sort of Big Mac type burger with a middle bun that has both types of buns. No idea how I’d actually be able to fit the entire thing into my mouth but I can always figure out the logistics later….

If you want to try Shipt for yourself you can click here for a free two week trial and $10 off your first order. Aside from that though the regular price is $14 a month if you pay monthly or $8.25 a month (which also comes with $25 in free groceries) if you sign up for the yearly plan.

The Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Bun Cheeseburger Recipe
 
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Yield: 3 cheeseburgers

Ingredients
  • 2 quarts oil for frying
  • 16 ounces pasta
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3½ cups milk
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 30 slices bacon
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 slices Cheddar cheese
  • lettuce
  • 1 tomato

Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the package.
  2. In a separate pan, melt butter over medium heat and stir in 3 tablespoons flour.
  3. Add 3 cups milk and reduce heat to low.
  4. Stir in cheese slowly until melted and pour over cooked pasta.
  5. Place 5 bacon strips across the bottom of a mini springform pan in a criss-cross fashion, leaving no open spaces.
  6. Fill the pan with macaroni and cheese and fold the bacon slices over the top of the macaroni and cheese, Remove from pan and repeat the process with the remaining bacon and macaroni and cheese.
  7. Fry bacon-wrapped macaroni and cheese buns for 2 minutes each or until the bacon is cooked through and then drain on paper towels.
  8. Form the ground beef into 3 separate patties and grill until they reach your desired level of doneness.
  9. Top each burger patty with a Cheddar slice and serve with lettuce, tomato or other desired toppings between two bacon-wrapped macaroni and cheese buns.

 



4 Comments on The Bacon Wrapped Macaroni and Cheese Bun Cheeseburger

  1. John
    July 12, 2017 at 1:54 am (2 months ago)

    This is very tempting to eat. All that stuff packed into a burger. That’s good stuff!

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  2. Mr. Mike
    July 24, 2017 at 7:53 pm (2 months ago)

    Dude, I know you are sponsored and have to make money, but you don’t need to mention your sponsors name in every sentence. It makes your blog sound like an infomercial. Your older posts like the McEverything, Bacon Weave taco, and Fruity Pebbles ice cream cone all have product placements in them, but don’t sound like one. For smaller companies like Shipt, you do need the explicit mention and the links, but doing so in the first paragraph is plenty.
    I actually checkout your sponsors unlike all of the crappy ads that other sites use.

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    • Nick Chipman
      July 24, 2017 at 8:09 pm (2 months ago)

      The McEverything, Fruity Pebbles Ice Cream Cone and Bacon Weave Taco weren’t sponsored posts, just random things I made where I mentioned a company because I used their stuff. With regular sponsored posts though the company I work with usually gives me certain talking points that they want mentioned, so a lot of times it isn’t really up to me how many times they get mentioned or what about them gets mentioned.

      On the plus side though, I turn down tons of sponsored posts if it’s stuff that doesn’t really fit with what I write about already or stuff that I’d never use. I do realize though that I’ve kinda been slacking as far as regular non-sponsored posts go, but I do have a ton of ideas, so hopefully DudeFoods will soon go back towards the sponsored stuff and non-sponsored stuff being a little more evenly balanced.

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  3. Mr. Mike
    July 25, 2017 at 8:15 pm (2 months ago)

    Cool, man. I am actually surprised those other posts weren’t sponsored. Your McEverything blog made me think more about McDonalds then every McDonalds commercial I have seen in my entire life *combined*. That is advertising gold. Same for the Taco Bell and Fruity Pebbles. You might be able to write those and get them sponsored too.

    You are an Internet meme, and might be able to negotiate with your sponsors. Consumerist linked to your McEverything which is how I found your website. Something like “this version sounds less like a commercial. More people will read it”

    BTW this recipe looks absolutely delicious. I might just try making the buns as a separate recipe. Bacon and cheese are two major food groups in my household. I also once tried to make you breaded cheese grilled cheese sandwich, but with a twist: Instead of using a melty cheese for the center, I used a bacon weave. It didn’t turn out as good as I hoped, but I lack your culinary skills. 🙂

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