the butcher’s inferno meatloaf [bacon-wrapped chorizo and beef meatloaf]


When I found out the Butcher was stomping his way into the Nexus, I was over joyed. Thankfully, the wait is over and you can now enjoy everyone’s favorite meat-crazed demon in Heroes of the Storm!


What a fitting mount! Let’s hope Billie doesn’t end up grilled after this game...

He’s one of the most memorable bosses from the Diablo series, and when I first started playing Diablo III, I thought the Act I fight against him was pretty awesome.


You basically run the risk of being completely engulfed in flames if you can’t kill him before his enrage timer.



You would think that since he’s always surrounded by fire, he’d be pretty good at barbecuing. Do you think they have BBQ competitions in Sanctuary and the Burning Hells? Hmmm

Anyway, since I don’t have a BBQ grill, I decided to create a different type of meaty treat. It’s a spicy little meatloaf full of FRESH MEAT! VEGETABLES BAD. MEAT GOOD!

And because The Butcher lives in such a sizzling place, I decided to add a little heat with some fresh jalapeño peppers. Of course, that is only Torment I level spice… If you wanna bump it up to Torment VI, add in some habañero. But if you want to go to Torment X, I suggest you try getting your hands on some crushed Ghost Chili Peppers and some Trinidad Scorpion Chilies.



  1. salt
  2. pepper
  3. 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  4. 1 tablespoon of cumin
  5. 2 tablespoons of worcestershire sauce
  6. 1/2 cup of ketchup
  7. 1 egg
  8. 5 cloves of garlic, diced
  9. 1 cup of bread crumbs
  10. 1 onion diced
  11. 1 bell pepper, diced
  12. 2 jalapeño peppers, diced
  13. 1 lb of chorizo, casing removed
  14. 1 lb of bacon
  15. 1 lb of ground lean beef (I used 90/10)


Prep time for this recipe is about 45 minutes. Total cook time is 1 hour 10 minutes. This makes about 5 servings.


  1. Set a pan on medium heat and add in your olive oil.
  2. Sweat your diced onions and garlic.
  3. Remove and set aside. You’ll want them to cool before adding them to your meat mixture.


  1. In a bowl, combine your chorizo and ground beef.
  2. Season lightly with your salt, pepper and cumin. Since the chorizo is already spiced, you don’t need to add that much more seasoning.
  3. Add in your worcestershire sauce and ketchup. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in your egg and bread crumbs. Stir to combine.
  5. Add in your diced bell pepper and jalapeño peppers and stir. You may have to use your hands at this point to make sure the mixture is thoroughly combined.blog_infernomeatloaf_mix


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°.
  2. Line a baking sheet with foil. Remember, this dish has chorizo AND bacon, so there will be a A LOT of fat and oils! Make sure your dish is properly lined to reduce clean-up!
  3. Pour your meat mixture onto the baking sheet and form it into a loaf.
  4. Now comes the fun part: create a bacon weave over your meatloaf! If you don’t want to create a bacon weave, you can wrap the bacon around the meatloaf in any way you’d like.
  5. Place the meatloaf in the oven and cook for 1 hour and 10 minutes, or until the internal temperature hits 160°.
  6. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  7. Eat!


Now you’re ready to serve this meaty meal to your fellow Nephalems in Sanctuary or your team of Heroes in the Nexus! Just make sure you don’t let Tyrael get to this… You know how he is about eating.


“Being a mortal is very complicated”


Aww yes….FRESH MEAT.


See you in the Eternal Conflict!

ham on the core ham [glazed ham with apple mango chutney]


A few weekends ago, Heroes of the Dorm tournament was broadcast live across the nation on ESPN2. This was a gigantic leap forward for eSports, especially for the collegiate scene. Despite all the praise and admiration, there are still doubts on whether or not eSports deserves a spot on cable TV. Some people just need a lot of convincing!

Considering my background, I assume you already know what my thoughts are on eSports and the Collegiate eSports scene. eSports4Lyfe.

However, the most important thing to take away is that Artosis sparked a brand new meme… GOING HAM ON THE CORE!

Though ASU could not snatch the win from UC Berkeley, they will be forever remembered as going HAM ON THE CORE.

In honor of monumental moment in eSports history, I present to you a delicious and pork-tastic treat: HAM on the core ham!

UNIT COMPOSITION blog_hamonthecore_ingredients

  1. salt
  2. 3 tablespoons of apple butter
  3. 1 cup of apple cider vinegar
  4. 1 teaspoon of cloves
  5. 1 teaspoon of mustard seeds
  6. 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
  7. 1 tablespoon of ginger, grated (I used a microplane for this)
  8. 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  9. 2 granny smith apples, cubed
  10. 1 mango, cupped
  11. 1 2lb smoked ham
  12. OPTIONAL: 1/2 tablespoon of agave nectar


This recipe takes about 30 minutes to prep. Total cook time is 45 minutes. This will make 4 servings.


  1. Pre-heat your oven to 365° F.
  2. Add in 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar to your apple butter. Stir to combine. Season with salt.
  3. Baste the ham with the apple butter and vinegar mixture.
  4. Roast in the oven for 45 minutes. During this time, prepare your mango chutney.


  1. Set a pot on medium heat.
  2. Add in your onions, apples, apple cider vinegar, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and mustard seeds.
  3. Allow the chutney to cook for about 30 minutes.



  1. After 30 minutes, remove the  chutney from the heat.
  2. Add in the cubed mango. Add in agave nectar if you want the chutney to be sweeter.
  3. Remove the ham from the oven. Allow it to cool for about 5 minutes (the glaze will still be very hot).
  4. Serve with the chutney.
  5. Eat!


Now, at this point, you have a few plating options…


blog_hamonthecore_coreC’mon… You saw this coming…

Or rather, serve the ham like this:


 But realistically, the ham is served best on a platter with the chutney on the side:


Or, enjoy it with a few fellow heroes:


See you in the Nexus!