Chili Meatloaf Bowls

Overflowing with mac & cheese and crispy onion rings!

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Total time: 50 minutes

Ingredients for 6 people

1 tbsp of olive oil

1 cup of onion, divided

2 cloves garlic, divided

1 tbsp of tomato paste

2 cups of crushed tomatoes

bouillon cube

1 tsp of oregano

1 tsp of chili powder

1 tsp of cumin

2 tsp of salt, divided

1 cup of kidney beans

1 1/2 lbs of ground beef

salt & pepper

1 onion

1 1/3 cups of flour, divided

1 tsp of salt

1 tsp of baking powder

3 cups of milk, divided

1/2 cup of bread crumbs

hot sunflower seed oil

2 lbs of cooked macaroni

3 tbsp of butter

1 cup of grated cheddar

bacon bits

rosemary


Tools

Foil

Gloves

Small bowls


Step 1/5

In a frying pan with olive oil, cook a 1/2 cup onion until it becomes translucent. Then add in 1 garlic clove, tomato paste, crushed tomatoes, the bouillon cube, oregano, chili powder, cumin, 1 tsp salt, and kidney beans. Stir well and let cook for 10 minutes. Then let cool. In a separate bowl, salt & pepper the ground beef to taste. Pour 3/4 of the chili mixture into the bowl with the beef and combine.

Step 2/5

On a baking tray, place 3 small bowls face down with a piece of tinfoil beneath each bowl. Wearing the gloves, cover each bowl with the ground beef mixture so that it completely covers the bowl. Then, press a small ball of meat on top of each bowl. Next, bake in the oven at 350°F for 12 minutes. Remove from oven.

Step 3/5

Meanwhile, cut one onion into three slices crosswise, so that you keep the onion ring layers intact. Separate the onion layers. In a medium sized bowl with 1 cup flour, coat each ring with flour and set aside. With the remaining flour, add 1 tsp salt, baking powder, and 1 cup milk. Mix well. Then dunk each onion ring in the batter and coat with breadcrumbs. Fry in hot oil 3 minutes per side.

Step 4/5

Next make the Bechamel sauce. Melt the butter in a casserole dish on medium heat. Add a 1/2 cup onion and 1 garlic clove and cook for 1 minute. Then add 1/3 cup flour and cook for 1 more minute. Next, add 2 cups cold milk and stir using a whisk. Once the mixture boils, add your cooked macaroni to the pot along with the cheddar and stir.

Step 5/5

De-mold the hamburgers and place back in the bowl. Divide the rest of the chili between the 3. Add your mac and cheese after with a little sprinkle of grated cheddar. Cook in the oven for 3 minutes at 350°F. Next, assemble the bowls. Begin by placing 2 fried onion rings at the bottom and place the bowl on top. Garnish with more onion rings, bacon bits, and rosemary. Enjoy!

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