Mac Burger Recipe

korean-inspired-mac-cheeseThe Food Focus for January 2019, written by contributing editor Kelsey Casselbury, takes a close look at five mac and cheese trends you can employ in your programs. In “The Knack for a Better Mac (& Cheese),” SN gives you the tools to pump up your pasta game and, in this online extra, gain another recipe for either concessions or the cafeteria.

Serves

50

Per Serving*

604 cal., 24 g pro., 32 g fat, 55 g carb., 5 g fiber, 1,179 mg sod.

Meal Pattern

3-oz.-eq. meat/meat alternate, 1/2 cup other vegetables, 2-oz.-eq. whole grains
50 slices Meatloaf with cheese, prepared, fully cooked, frozen, 3 oz. each
50 Hamburger buns, whole-grain
150 ozs. Whole-grain macaroni & cheese, prepared
25 cups Coleslaw mix

  1. In a conventional oven, preheat the oven to 350°F and cook the frozen meatloaf for 22 to 24 minutes. If using a convection oven, preheat the oven to 350°F and cook the frozen meatloaf for 12 to 14 minutes. Hold for hot service at 135°F or higher.
  2. If not already prepared, make the macaroni and cheese according to directions and hold warm until ready to assemble the sandwiches. 
  3. To assemble the sandwiches: Place one meatloaf slice on the bottom bun. Top it with 3 oz. of macaroni and cheese. The next layer is 1/2 cup of coleslaw mix. Place the top bun on top of the coleslaw mix.

*Notes: AdvancePierre CN Fully Cooked Cheeseburger Meatloaf (#68190/69190) can be used in this recipe. The high-calorie count for this recipe may require some adjustments in order to serve as part of a reimbursable meal or may make it better as a catering or concessions offering. 

Recipe and Photo: AdvancePierre Foods, www.advancepierre.com
Meal Pattern and Nutritional Analyses: Chef Brenda Wattles, RDN, www.chefbrendardn.com

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