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This mac and cheese/burger monstrosity can be yours in 7 simple steps

Burgers and mac and cheese are the buddy cops of the food world.

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Published Dec 28, 2014   Updated May 29, 2021, 9:37 pm CDT

BY TARA MASTROENI

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Burgers and mac and cheese are the buddy cops of the food world. You could, of course, serve a dainty portion alongside of your standard burger. There’s nothing wrong with that. If you were feeling a little crazy, you could plop a big scoop right on top of the burger. Or, — wait for it — you could serve your burger between a pair of gloriously fried mac and cheese buns.

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The culinary masterminds over at Foodbeast realized that mac & cheese hamburger buns are exactly the creation the world needs, so they sought a way to help you make them at home. We’ve broken down the tutorial into a step-by-step guide that every food enthusiast should see. 

You’ll need the following ingredients to make these bad boys:

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Macaroni, cheese sauce, shredded cheese, eggs, cream, breadcrumbs and oil. Extra spices are also encouraged.

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1) Start by boiling the macaroni.

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Aim for al dente because you’ll be cooking them again in the fryer.

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2) Add in the cheese components.

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Pour some oil so that the macaroni doesn’t stick together. Then, mix in gratuitous amounts of the shredded cheese and cheese sauce and put the mixture in the fridge for a while to cool.

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3) Form the mac & cheese into balls.

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Use an ice cream scoop to ensure equal bun sizes.

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4) Dip the balls into a mixture of eggs and cream.

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Swish them around so they get fully coated.

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5) Coat the mac & cheese with breadcrumbs.

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As you’re coating, use the palm of your hand to form the balls into a patty shape.

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6) Fry them up.

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After they come out of the fryer, let them drain on a paper towel and season them with salt.

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7) Cook your burger to perfection and serve.

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Optional step eight is to seek a doctor immediately.

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You can watch the full tutorial here:

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*First Published: Dec 28, 2014, 12:00 pm CST