I had a really good speech about the black burger. Then my Mac had a kernel panic. :(
So long story short, I wanted to make a black burger meatloaf based off of Burger King's A1 Halloween Whopper Sandwich. Only problem is is that the black bun is made from bamboo charcoal, which produces a green output(a.k.a. you poop green poop!). I promised my dad to make him a meatloaf he would eat for his birthday(remember, he's a meatloaf traditionalist) and I know without asking he wouldn't want a meatloaf made with bamboo charcoal or squid ink.
But I did have squid ink pasta on hand, so that's the black stuff in the meatloaf(technically, I really should say "on" the meatloaf since it is a topping).
The meatloaf is just like the sandwich Burger King is selling except for two things: the sandwich has lettuce in it and the only way I know to incorporate lettuce in a meatloaf is to make lettuce chips. But that's a video in itself that I didn't have time for this month.
Also, the sandwich has mayo on it. I forgot to put mayo in the meatloaf. Though I admit, it would've made the taste of the ketchup-steak sauce mixture milder.
Squid ink pasta: http://www.deandeluca.com/pantry/pasta/filotea-squid-ink-pasta
You will need:
For the cooking vessels:
A loaf pan
Nonstick cooking spray
1/2 tbsp. of onion powder
2 beaten and whisked eggs
4 chopped up cherry tomatoes
1/4 cup of ketchup
1/4 cup of steak sauce
Pinch of salt
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup of breadcrumbs
1 pound of 93% ground beef
4 slices of American cheese
1 cup of cooked squid ink pasta(see helpful link)
1. Put the first three ingredients in a large bowl.
2. Mix the ketchup and steak sauce together in a measuring cup. Pour the mixed up sauce into the large bowl.
3. Add the salt, black pepper, breadcrumbs, and ground beef to the large bowl.
4. Mix all the ingredients up so that they are distributed evenly among the meatloaf mixture.
5. Spray a loaf pan with nonstick cooking spray.
6. Put half of the meatloaf mixture in the loaf pan.
7. Top the contents of the loaf pan with the slices of American cheese.
8. Cover the slices of American cheese with the rest of the meatloaf mixture.
9. Bake in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 60-65 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatloaf reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
10. Top the fully cooked meatloaf with the cooked squid ink pasta.
11. Bon appetit!