The holiday season is upon us, and that means it’s time for elastic waist pants and all the leftovers you can fit into your fridge.
When it comes to trying new and extreme holiday meals, the turducken, a turkey stuffed with a duck stuffed with a chicken, has almost become a staple. Almost. But it’s not the only food stuffed into food option out there. There are plenty of ways to say buh-bye to your diet and hello to tasty creativity.
Here are a few foods stuffed into other foods that are so bad they’re good.
These foods stuffed in other foods are so wrong they’re right
THE JUKEBOX CHALLENGEMontreal's Jukebox Burger's JBB Challenge is an entire diner menu in a meal. It includes a two-pound beef patty, pulled smoked meat and pork, chili, roast beef, bacon, cheddar, Belgian waffles, a dozen onion rings and 1/2 lb of chicken wings, plus mac and cheese and poutine on the side. We can't forget the sides!Jukebox Burgers
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SERVING BOWLIs cookie cannibalism a thing? Because if it is, we would vote for it to be legal in all provinces. This recipe shows how to make a cookie bowl to be filled with more cookies. You eat what's inside the bowl AND the bowl. This is how Willy Wonka wanted it.
GET THE RECIPEHungry Happenings
GRILLED CHEESE TOMATO SOUP DUMPLINGSWinter is coming and that means recipes to keep you warm all winter are a must. Grilled cheese and tomato soup go together in cold months like, well, grilled cheese and tomato soup. What about putting them together in one bite? Game changer.
GET THE RECIPEThrillist
THE CHERPUMPLEThere's now a solution to taking a slice of each pie at the desert table without looking like you're taking a slice of each pie. It's called the Cherpumple and it's a cherry pie, a pumpkin pie and an apple pie all baked into one giant cake. It's 2016, people. There's no need to choose just one pie.
GET THE RECIPECharles Phoenix
HAMDOGHot afternoons spent in front of the BBQ asking guests whether they want a hamburger or hot dog are finally over thanks to the Hamdog. It's a hot dog. It's a hamburger. It's summer in a funny shaped bun.The Loop
COMPOST COOKIEIf you're looking for a cookie that fulfills all your snacking needs into one, look no further than Momofuku's Milk Bar Compost Cookie, made with pretzels, potato chips, coffee, oats, graham cracker, and butterscotch and chocolate chips. Consider all your craving needs met.
GET THE RECIPEMomofuku Milk Bar
PHILLY STEAKLAIRIf you're in Southwestern Ontario and are looking for something salty and sweet, check out one of Philthy Phillys locations. This past August, the cheesesteak and poutine experts put their own spin on a one-handed meal, combining dinner and dessert with the Philly Steaklair. It's just outrageous enough to work.Philthy Phillys
BACON WRAPPED CHEESE STUFFED MEATLOAFIf you feel like your meatloaf game's lacking, we have the recipe for you. Adding bacon and/or cheese to any dish is a delectable way to up the flavour ante (calories be damned) and adding both will have your guests coming back for seconds and thirds.
GET THE RECIPEOlivia's Cuisine
THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALYPSEToronto's The Burger's Priest is rarely found without a line stretching out its door and for good reason. When you can't decide what to order, we suggest two cheeseburgers and two giant onion rings inside two grilled cheese sandwiches. Now, that's one heck of a prophecy.The Burger's Priest
BOSTON PIZZA'S PIZZA CAKEWhat does everyone want at their birthday party (aside from a no-clown rule)? Cake and pizza. Boston Pizza combined the two faves into a Pizza Cake, and although the chain has unfortunately stopped making its deliciously dense design, you can now make it at home! Happy birthday to everyone!
GET THE RECIPEPillsbury
PUMPKIN PIE CUPCAKESThe best part of food stuffed into food is the end of decisions. A prime example are these pumpkin pie cupcakes that are exactly as wonderful as they sound. Everything tastes better as a cupcake, even pie.
GET THE RECIPEBake It In A Cake
LASAGNA GRILLED CHEESEWhen you're feeling in the mood for carbs, carbs and more carbs but can't decide between bread and pasta, we suggest a lasagna grilled cheese. A Kingston, ON restaurant, MLTDWN, has perfected the carb-loving concoction.
GET THE RECIPEMltdwn
THANKSGIVUKKAH HOLIDAY BALLSFeeding blended families may feel like a tightrope walk of cultural and religious traditions, but not anymore. The Thanksivukkah Holliday balls are latke-crusted turkey stuffing fritters with a liquid cranberry core and schmaltz gravy. Light the menorah and sing “Holy Night," it's a party.
GET THE RECIPESerious Eats