You know what’s great about pizza?
You know what’s great about pizza toppings?
You know what one problem is?
Pizza slices are too small. The tensilary strength of the bread is such that over a certain size the integrity fails and the bread collapses.
That’s not good.
You know what’s awesome about nachos?
You know what else is a tremendous nacho topping?
You know what limits the amount of meat and cheese toppings you can get in your mouth?
Nachos are too small. The structure of the nacho collapses under an excessive amount of meat and cheese.
This quandary use to bother me.
I’d toss and turn at night.
Then, one day, like Archimedes sitting in his bathtub, a solution hit me clear as day and I shouted “Eureka!”
If the only thing holding me back from enjoying copious amounts of melted cheese and meat was the tortilla chips and bread, then…
REMOVE THE TORTILLA CHIPS AND BREAD FROM THE EQUATION…
And thus, on that fateful day, November 5th 1955, the same day that the flux capacitor was created, as fate would have it, I sketched out the very first meat bomb.*
2 lbs. ground beef
Large container of sour cream
Taco seasoning (or seasoning of choice) (2 packets or as much as you want)
1 lb. Shredded Colby Jack / American Cheese
1 lb. Sliced Cheddar Cheese
¼ stick of butter
WHAT YOU NEED:
A large 2” deep container to cook the meat in (usually something you might use for lasagna)
Pan to cook the meat.
Layer the bottom of container with evenly spread sour cream (1/2 the container) and slices of cheddar cheese.
Cook the ground beef all the way through. Drain fat. Add the stick of butter and taco seasons. Mix thoroughly.
Add all the cooked beef to the pan. Layer right on top of the cheese slices.
Use a spatula and spread the remaining ½ container of sour cream on the meat.
At the shredded Colby Jack / American Cheese mix to the top of the meat/sour cream.
If you’re serving right away, let sit for 10 minutes and the cheese will melt.
If you’re serving later, don’t add the top layer of shredded cheese. Instead, heat up an oven to 300, then add the cheese and put it in the oven until the top layer of cheese melts up nice and bubbly.
And with that you have…
Weighing in at roughly 4 pounds…
You can serve with tortilla chips or pita or (and here’s the best part) nothing at all.
Just provide a scooper and some plates and you’re done.
*This date is not even remotely accurate.