Today’s the 52nd Super Bowl, and I’m doing absolutely nothing for it except making myself food. Which I have no problem with, more for me haha! I’m not invested in the game, but any excuse to cook something fun and special is good enough.
I wanted something a little simple to do, which was great when I saw a giant chocolate chalkboard on Hungry Happening. Instead of doing on giant chocolate chunk, I made six separate bars to hand out to friends. It was super easy too!
I melted chocolate chips in the microwave and spread them in a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. After the chocolate hardened in the refrigerator, I cut it into six rectangles. After choosing a play, I carefully etched it in with a small knife since I didn’t have any toothpicks. Then you just brush some powdered sugar over the whole thing so it falls in etchings to look like chalk. Really cool and something I haven’t seen before!
I’m a big fan of Buzzfeed recipes, they’re always a little (or a lot) different and interesting. So of course when I saw their mac and cheeseburger sliders, I absolutely had to at least give them a try! I’m actually not a big fan of macaroni and cheese, but homemade is definitely the best (except for Kraft shapes because somehow shapes make it taste better).
Tips from Experience-ish: This recipe made way more mac and cheese than you need, but that just means there’s extra to eat later! I also used twice as much beef to actually cover the pasta inside.
Original recipe was found on Buzzfeed.com
Mac and Cheeseburger Sliders
- 2 tbsp unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cup elbow macaroni cooked and drained
- 1 cup cheese
- 16 oz ground beef
- 1/2 tbsp salt
- 1/2 tbsp pepper
- 1/2 tbsp garlic powder
- 6 slices cheddar cheese
- 6 dinner rolls
Melt the butter in a medium pot over low heat. Add the flour and stir thoroughly until there are no lumps. Cook while stirring until the mixture is golden brown and smells toasty, about 1 minute.
Add the milk, bring to a boil, and cook until the mixture thickens, 2-3 minutes. Add the macaroni and stir to coat evenly. Add the cheese and stir until melted and thoroughly mixed. Remove from heat.
In a medium bowl, combine the ground beef, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Gently mix until evenly distributed.
Take some ground beef and roll into a 2 1/2-inch ball. Flatten and mold a pocket in the middle. Fill with mac and cheese and pinch the edges of beef together.
Seal with a little more beef to fully enclose the mac and cheese. Repeat to make six patties.
In a pan over medium heat, cook the patties on one side for 2-3 minutes. Flip, place a slice of cheddar on top, and cook for another couple of minutes until the cheese is melted and meat is cooked through. Remove from heat.
Slice the dinner rolls in half and serve the burgers on top.