Video from HangmanforHire
This recipe for meat on the bone can be matched up with many video games, animations, and books/comics but concerning the faux bones in particular, they'd be perfect for corn on the bone from the manga/anime "Toriko" (the meat on the bone is perfect for Toriko too). Build a campfire or fire up your grill, wrap your cobs in aluminum foil and place them over the heat for about 10 mins. Stick the bone holders into the corn after the cobs have been removed from both the heat and the foil. For awesome flavor, before wrapping in foil, spread mayonnaise on the corn and sprinkle with powdered parmesan cheese and salt & pepper. Add chili powder for a little kick.
Note: The filling in the recipe below is made up of onions, red pepper, mushrooms, parsley, & feta cheese. You can totally change it up if you like! Just make sure that any foods you choose that are similar to the onions, peppers, or mushrooms are cooked/tender before you wrap them in the meat. You could also simply fill the meat with cheese like feta, chèvre, or cream cheese. Yum!
Corn Holders: The "Corn on the Bone" corncob holders (shown left) are available at the NeatoShop or Amazon. They're kind of expensive though so here's a simple alternative made from pieces of poster board or card stock plus toothpicks! Simply cut out a whole bone shape from sturdy paper, one bone for each piece of meat, and then cut it in half. Tape two toothpicks to the undersides of the bone halves, and then stick the paper bones into the ends of the cooked meat right before serving. The paper will soak up some of the grease from the bacon, but it won't be too bad! If you wanted to go the extra mile, you could stick a layer of clear packaging tape onto the bone cut outs, making sure to fold a piece over the cut end that will be resting against the bacon.
Meat on the Bone (Stuffed Meat Wrapped in Bacon)
1 Tbs. Canola Oil or Olive Oil
1 Red Pepper, cut into thin strips
1 Large Onion, cut into thin strips
Fresh Mushrooms, cut into chunks
Thin Sliced Bacon (best if center cut, but no biggie if not)
Ground Beef OR Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Block of Feta Cheese
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Put the oil in a pan over medium heat & cook the onions, red peppers, & mushrooms just until tender. Remove from heat.
2. If using chicken, lay bacon strips on a plate, 3 one direction & 2 perpendicular, laid on top. Slice the chicken open from one end to the other & spread flat on top of the bacon. Place a mound of the onion/red pepper/mushroom mixture in the center of the chicken. Place a few chunks of feta cheese on top along with some fresh parsley. Fold the chicken over the mound, stretching it to cover.
4. Bake at 350°F for 35 minutes. Then broil the top of the meat for a minute or 2 & then turn the meat over & broil the bottom for about 4 mins (the bottom needs to cook longer because of the thickness of the bacon). Remove the meat from the oven & let it cool for a few minutes & then stick the faux bones in the ends & serve with hearty sides!