Hello and welcome to FridgeCam. If you eat food then this
is the show for you. Coming up in the fridge today we have a chuckle
at food that looks like Donald Trump. We have a mass debate about which
is the ultimate American food. But first… we need to cook the food to debate about,
so let’s go head-to-head-to-head for an All-American Food Battle. American classic, meatloaf, and I am more
out of my depth than a wall-building, cat-grabbing business man in a suit who built
an empire out of nothing but a million dollars. And it starts by chopping up onion and garlic
and then pretty much putting all of this in a bowl. Meatloaf is very similar to Trump, isn’t it? I mean, you look at it now and go,
how did that meal get to be one of America’s all-time
greatest and most famous dishes? Really good point. It’s not standing up to the battle. Pork mince, beef mince, oats, one cracked egg,
pecans, chopped jalapeno, marmalade, tabasco, more tabasco, tablespoon of cumin,
chilli flakes, paprika, parmesan, cinnamon. Mix, mix, mix. You know what?
Let’s do your intro for you. You step back. Something, something, something, I’m going to make
something that I’ve made a thousand times and chilli. It’s going to be spicy ‘cause I’m a lad. It starts by browning off my mince. I think it’s fair to say we all know
what the ultimate American dish is. Meatloaf!
Chilli! It’s a burger! I’m going to get my beef mince in a bowl
with some nutmeg, sriracha and a pinch of paprika. Did you say sriracha? Wow!
Oh my goodness, a sesame seed bun! Wow! Grated beef dripping in my burgers.
It’s taking my burgers to a whole new level. Mediocre. Now, we’re going for a Texan chilli
which means a couple of things. First of all, no beans. And I know, to a lot of people,
including me, that sounds slightly strange,
but no beans in this Texan chilli. Number two, no tomatoes. I know, crazy. And number three, we’re making it hot,
like, really, really hot. My mince is browning in the pan,
now that’s going to take longer than you think. 10 to 20 minutes to get some really nice
crispy bits and some good colour on it. In the meantime, I can dice an onion
and some garlic and prep my chillies. We’re going for three
different types of chillies. We’ve got habaneros, we got anchos,
and we got cascabels. I know, I’ve not heard
of them before either. Patties done and into the fridge. Now onto the next most important
thing about a burger, the bacon. I’m adding a bit more sriracha,
some honey and some paprika. Give that a mix up, spread it
over your bacon, into an oven for 12 minutes and you have
the sexiest assed bacon you’ve ever tasted. My meat mix is mixed and now I’m going
to line this baking tray with bacon. This dish has so much pork in it, you wouldn’t want to leave it alone
with David Cameron. Let’s pack meat on top of other meat. What happened to this bit of onion? What bit of onion? This now goes into an over for a certain
amount of time at a certain temperature. 200 degrees for 40 minutes. One of the last steps for this dish is to get
some beef stock and pour it into the pan and then leave it for about
two hours to simmer gently, reduce and become the ultimate
chilli and therefore the ultimate American dish
for an Ultimate American Battle. I am surprised that you’ve
gone for a burger. Why? Because I was expecting
you to go for Putin and then claim it’s somehow magically being
reformed into some sort of American dish. But instead you’ve actually
stuck to the brief. And it turns out, when you do
stick to the brief, it’s boring. You know what,
I might freestyle it. If that’s what you want from me,
I’m going to ignore the recipe and make something new up. Okay, great.
Yeah. That’ll be great. Excellent. He’s even more outside
the battle now. I’m not sure about this bit.
Kind of making it up. I’m thinking, making a burger sauce,
mix that with my lettuce leaves and my onions. I’m sure that’ll work.
Mayonnaise in. I know we told Barry to freestyle. He’s taking it to heart. Oh, he really is freestyling, isn’t he?
-Yeah. What does every burger need? Another burger. Apart from another burger. Oh, now we’re talking, bacon. No, I got that, and…
just say what I’m holding, onion rings. Onion rings. And to make onion rings
you slice rings of onion and dip them into self-raising
flour and sparkling water. Also, making a tomato sauce
to go over the top of my meatloaf. So, that’s just garlic, onions, in a pan…
they’re so strong. In with some tomato puree,
2 tablespoons of smoked tabasco, chopped tomatoes going in,
and a bit on the side. Crumble in a beef stock cube
and 200 millilitres of water. Now, I simmer that
for about 15 minutes. It looks like I know
what I’m doing. Do you want to know how to make
an amazing mustard mash? You do? Well, come over there then. Peel four baking potatoes
and quarter them. Chuck them in some cold water in a pan
and bring that up to the boil. Cook that away for 20 minutes then drain
the potatoes and pour in some milk, add some butter, give them
a nice big mash, and then throw in a dollop
of Dijon mustard. Now, we could just serve this chilli on its own
with some rice, with something like that, but no! We’re going to go in for some toppings,
we’re going to dice up a red onion, we’re going to have some sour cream,
we’re going to grate some cheese over the top, we’re going to gratinate the cheese.
And then we’ve got some green stuff to put on it as well. It’s going to be brilliant and we’re going
to serve all of it with some saltine biscuits… crackers, ‘cause we don’t have the saltine
biscuits in the UK. Saltine biscuits. So, it’s been half an hour.
I’ve got my tomato sauce and I’ve got my meatloaf
which I’ve taken out 10 minutes early. I’m now going to baste it
with this tomato sauce after I’ve blended it up and
then put it back in the oven. Oh no, I baste myself. Oh no. Why mate, a white t-shirt in a battle,
you’ve made that mistake before. The pan we were cooking
the burgers in earlier, give them a wipe down and
then back in with your bread. Give it a quick flavoursome toast. Finally, I’m going to cut
the meatloaf into slices and then I’m going to put Panko breadcrumbs
and cheddar cheese on the top. Get it back into the oven for
two minutes to gratinate. Ah, this is the mashiest
mash ever mashed. Ladies and gentlemen, it is with great honour that I stand
here today and represent our nation’s ultimate dish. The national dish of the State of Texas. Far back as 1850 people would
take a chilli, they would cook it, they would dry it out and
then put it onto horseback, built into bricks and they would go and build
these fine cities that we live in right now. We all know it, we all love it,
it’s the burger. I haven’t got to say much, I think I’ll just
let these visuals do most of the talking. So, we’ll let that turn, look at that
ooze, look at that meat. Real America is diverse. It contains cultures
and flavours from around the world. Much like the pilgrims who
brought the real meatloaf, real meatloaf across from Europe
in the early days of America. Ladies and gentlemen, I believe in real meatloaf.
I believe in real America. I feel like for once we’ve absolutely nailed
the American brief with three American classics. I’m going to start here with what is probably
the most iconic family favourite. Like, good wholesome
family meal, meatloaf. And do you know what,
that meatloaf has got everything. It’s moist, it’s got loads of flavour,
it’s got loads of texture, -Yeah.
With things like the nuts in there as well. A little bit of spice in that sauce. I’m very happy about with that.
And a good creamy mash. I stand by it.
Burger time. I’m not even going to ask you
to pick it up in one go. I’m not even going to try. It’s embarrassing for yourself
and all of America. Look at that.
That’s a burger. But at the end of the day,
Mike, it is just a burger. It is just a burger. Do me a favour and just try that burger. And that is a crispy onion ring which
you just did by… I’m genuinely impressed. The thing is with burgers
is they’re so subjective. There’s only one thing missing
there for me, gherkin. And now for this one.
So, a Texan chilli chilli. Yup. Now, I’m not a Texan and I know before even putting this
in my mouth it’s going to be probably too hot for me. But, what I love is the flavour profile I’m already smelling
and the fact that it’s not just got chilli powder in, three different, three different chillies. Three different chillies
plus chilli powder. Whoa, stand back,
stand back, stand back. The first thing you get
is depth of flavour. It’s beefy, you get the cumin. And you know what… it comes back to haunt you.
I’ve never seen it served with cream crackers. Nope, me neither. Or saltines. I have to be honest.
But I like the fact that it’s different to rice or chips. Ben, your glasses are starting
to slip off your face. They’re steaming up. That is a really good chilli. While I perspire a little bit,
I need to come up with a winner. For me, a burger is too obvious,
but it is the best dish on the table, so it is going to take my vote. The burger stack gets it on this occasion, even though
that’s awesome and that’s blow-your-head-off good. All three are amazing,
burger wins it for me. However, you guys have seen them make it,
you’ve seen them debate it, and now you’ve heard what I think,
so you can have your own comment. Comment down below, I’m going to put a poll
on YouTube so you can have a vote too. Oh my God, that’s so hot. I think Baz has just pooped
through his pants. Genuinely one of the best battles
we’ve had in a long time. If you want to give those recipes a go,
then all the details are available on SORTEDfood. And remember to subscribe because
we will make you hungry. I reckon that FridgeCam had everything. It had Jamie’s audition for the next
series of House of Cards. It had some of the sexiest close-ups
you could ever imagine. And if you stick with us you’ll see
some food that looks like Trump. It’s the good bit.
Come watch this bit. Come. ‘Til next time. Bye. I’m so looking forward to this one. Can I take a seat here? Hello, ladies and gentlemen, welcome to
Not Food That Looks Like Donald Trump, but Donald Trump Looking Like Food.

100 comments on “THE ULTIMATE USA FOOD BATTLE | FridgeCam”

  1. Elndor Eadler says:

    America doesnt have one kind of foof

  2. QueerBoy says:

    I'm so confused by Mike's meatloaf. It looks delicious, but that sure as hell isn't an American meatloaf. The chili isn't much better, tbh.
    Barry knocked it out of the park, though lmao

  3. Tawne Osborn says:

    I am an American and I can assure you NO ONE makes a meatloaf like that! LOL. This is the most UK-infused meatloaf I have ever seen. Marmalade?!

  4. Curtis McLaughlin says:

    That’s not meatloaf!

  5. Amber Groom says:

    Okay but James showing Barry how to shape a burger….

    I'd love a 'Ghost' burger making moment with James anytime.

  6. elizabeth rossiter says:

    That's not meatloaf where's the peas and carrots in it.

  7. RantCasey19 says:

    Barry using grated beef dripping is an awesome idea

  8. Mason Teague says:

    Redo the Ultimate American Challenge, once Mike learns.

  9. Aisha Abdillahi says:

    " the national dish of the state of Texas" 🤔🤔

  10. Antoni Gates says:

    Honestly? All three looked awesome. Barry won for me (I feel dirty just saying it).

  11. Mitten Ramos says:

    I am not american so I can't say anything

  12. Shelby Weatherly says:

    As a Texan, I can say we use beans in our Chile…idk where they got this info from

  13. Shelby Weatherly says:

    Chili with rice??😳 maybe some tortilla chips and cheese and some onion on top saltines if you don’t have chips (Or crisps as they call them) but rice???? That’s gumbo

  14. Anne Senechalle says:

    I thought this was an American food battle… oh well

  15. ChessKombat says:

    I'm American and I approve this message

  16. bpd in my coffee says:

    I don't know why I pain myself with watching this content. It always makes me super hungry but I can't afford to get anything as tasty as this.

  17. NINA BARRUS says:

    We don't eat chili with rice or crackers we eat it with cornbread

  18. Michelle Säde says:

    Love Mikey to death.. but as an American, I'm not sure WTF that was. At all. And um…Nutmeg in a hamburger??! Sorted, WTF??? (lol!!) I'm also going to ignore Jamie's chili, because that is just..something else.

  19. Wyatt Cram says:

    Poutine is canadian?

  20. Golden Rose says:


  21. Golden Rose says:

    American meatloaf often has grated carrot in it. Breadcrumbs instead of oats. No bacon wrap.

    Sorry mike

  22. Linda Tafoya says:

    That poor meatloaf.

  23. John Bargeron says:

    you guys really dont understand do you? im sorry you guys think thats what we have barry was the closest to making us proud.

  24. Olivia Baker says:

    YouTube recommended this video to me after the scrambled eggs video just now. I'm dying 😂💀 It must have noticed all the comments there referring back to this video 😂😂😂

  25. torapenion says:

    I liked all three of the dishes. I think they are each a classic American dish in their own way, but I would have given the win to the chili. Chili recipes are as diverse as America is, every region has something unique they bring to their chili. You can travel to all 50 states and get a different chili in every state. I would not eat chili with saltines, I would have served it with cornbread or rice so it could absorb the excess juice from the chili.

    Burgers are uniform pretty much all across the nation with individual restaurants making their own spin on it. They are what many people probably think of when they imagine American food. It was not a bad choice for winner but I think it lacks the creativity and history that chili has.

    Meatloaf is a distant third of these choices. It isn't as common as chili or burgers are but it does have a great deal of regional variation. I just don't see meatloaf being the most American dish of the three. Even if it was covered in bacon.

  26. Bryce Van Velson says:

    Why did you use metric for an American food battle?

  27. Ella Explrmore says:

    What about a deep dish pizza

  28. decaydance2010 says:

    As an American I’m not offended. Every region has their own spins on each of these within the US. I just feel like they took the main things from multiple and added their own twist too!

  29. Megan A says:

    Now that you've been travelling around the US a lot more recently I think it's time for a redo! Maybe even specific US city challenges. Also I'd love to see more about typical British food!

  30. Matthew McDermott says:

    10:15 Look at barry

  31. Andrea H says:

    Poutine is Canadian not American!! Don’t let them take credit for our dishes! And do a Canadian themed show.

  32. Murphdawg says:

    The meatloaf is all wrong

  33. Wanda Johnson says:

    I know this is from a year ago but if this what they call meatloaf or Texas chili they don’t know American food. I may have to unsubscribe.

  34. Jasmyn Larson says:

    Mike's meatloaf made me sad.

  35. Jeanette Armstrong says:

    That's not meatloaf I've never seen anyone make meatloaf like that.

  36. Sierra Berk says:

    as an american, i’ve never even had meatloaf

  37. lindsey nobody says:

    And here I thought I already had enough reasons to avoid Texas like the plaugue… Making chili like that is a crime!

    And hamburgers are from Germany….

  38. Hope M says:

    Sadly I'm American and haven't eaten any of these I'm afraid. I'll have to try them. 🤔

  39. Roonasaur says:

    American food? With not a single deep-fryer in sight???
    You don't America much, do you? 😀
    (Edit: 5:04 I guess I spoke too soon . . . but still . . . )

  40. Ark Lyte says:

    I know this is three years after the fact, but I just HAVE TO comment.

    As so many others have said, none of these dishes had more than a (very) passing resemblance to anything American. That said, they all looked good on their own and I would have loved to try any of them.

    But yeah, calling any of them 'USA Food' is dead wrong. 🙂

  41. R. B. Rozier says:

    As an American…I have to ask…


  42. Chris A says:

    You had to been on crack making these meals

  43. Chris A says:

    No joke worst shit ever

  44. Matthew Osborne says:

    Barry can see through time and space after that chilli.

  45. Calla Norman says:

    I still do not understand why Brits serve chili with rice – though serving it on baked potatoes is a game changer

  46. Emily Bourbeau says:

    I was immediately so sad when mike sartedto add stuff to him meatloaf…someone needs to make him a real meatloaf

  47. Mátyás Laczkó says:

    What's the song at 6:58?

  48. Kekkelpenney Peckeltoot says:

    What the heck did you do to that poor meatloaf? I think you need to talk to some Americans about a real meatloaf recipe😉
    They had some real strange recipes for American food. Has anyone ever intentionally mixed their burger lettuce with mayo mustard and ketchup before outing it on the burger? It’s like a strange salad dressing. So put a dressed salad in a burger? I’ve not had chili without a tomato base anywhere, it seems with more of a bbq sauce. This is the one I’m least knowledgeable about.

  49. Jen Segrest says:

    Poutine is not American. It’s Canadian. It’s hard to even find in America. Most Americans haven’t even heard of it.
    That meatloaf was an affront to Americanness. Ketchup… it’s not hard.
    That chili… just no.

    More actual American dishes you can mess up are are Mac and cheese, pizza, tacos, hotdogs, doughnuts, jambalaya, bbq, fried tenderloin, corn on the cob, tatertot hotdish, macaroni salad, coleslaw…

  50. heyyo nick says:

    Only 58 seconds in and already I'm like wtf….. Lol

  51. Ann Marie Brei says:

    Being American I would have done a roast dinner…but what you guys picked are good also…

  52. Idijot says:

    Should've just ordered fast food

  53. Glen Pritchard says:

    Where the devil did that meatloaf recipe come from? Certianly no fellow American of mine.

  54. Mary Pellant says:

    THAT IS NOT ANY AMERICAN MEATLOAF 😭 my heart is sad.

  55. Jessica M says:

    Tell you what, we won't make comments about your royal family you don't make comments about our president. Don't know why everyone makes snide remarks about Trump while it's the rest of DC that has messed this country up.

  56. Theresa Hemminger says:

    I’m American. The only thing that is the least bit familiar is the onion rings. Even the flag is the wrong color. However, I do love your show….

  57. Southern Dysfunctional says:

    As a Southerner; the meatloaf looks good although we would back it with a brown gravy (i know plenty who use red sauce or ketchup) the chili looks good but if you make a bomb chili then nothing needs to go on it, and the burger made me take off my hat and shed a tear as a bald eagle came screeching over my head and the star spangled banner played lightly in the background. Murika!

  58. Michael Hoffmann says:

    That chili is not a Texas Red Chili. Using ground beef is a sin, if you are calling it a classic Texas Red, you use stew meat!
    The burger does look amazing!

  59. Lauren spielman says:

    What kind of monster eats chili with saltines

  60. Marshal Middleton says:

    Americans watching those meatloaf ingredients 🤨🤔😨😬😖🤢🤮

  61. Morg Lee says:

    So Mike made questionable meat loaf, Jamie made chilli without cornbread or beans and Barry pimped a Big Mac?

  62. su mowat says:

    I think this is the episode where Mike lost it because of politics

  63. Sara Stephens says:

    No mac and cheese. No french fries. Meatloaf was popular like two generations ago. A lot of us haven't eaten it in forever. Pizza is actually more American than Italian since the current version was designed in the neighborhoods of New York. And yeah. American meatloaf is meat, egg, ketchup, brown sugar and a couple other things topped with more ketchup. No jam. So… eh. Burger would have won for me. I can't eat the spicy so I'd be kind of out of luck with this battle.

  64. Frank D says:

    ultimate usa and no barbeque?? chili, seems to have originated from mexicans and southern texas before texas joined the usa. BURGER WIN!!

  65. John spudrick says:

    That's not how you do any of it…..smh

  66. Outdated Account name says:

    H-he said bad thing about trump!


  67. Lala Lala says:

    ‘ this dish has so much pork in it, you wouldn’t wanna leave it with David Cameron ‘ 😂😂 mike

  68. Katherine Andrews says:

    As an American, I was so friggin confused. Those are not American recipes.

  69. Cryssi Ann says:

    That meatloaf…. Uhmmmmmm… Guys…….. No.

  70. pt78rch3 says:

    The meatloaf is tough because "mom" always makes the best meatloaf here in america. Every family has their spin to the meal.
    The burger was american, a little much but definitely the closest. A backyard american burger would have the onions mixed in with the patties and mayo is a bit odd for an american burger (not unheard of but not common).
    The chili resembled a dip, where I would see more chunked beef cubes (that have to be tender) in a chili sauce (almost looking like a soup.

    That being said the burger I would say is most american. For I will try to replicate the meatloaf and the chili but not the burger, it seems like something I've had many times before.
    Well Done

  71. Evilstewie says:

    For the first time ever Barry deserved to win. Even in non challenge videos he loses

  72. Kelly D says:

    It’s the end of 2019 and this still makes absolutely no sense to us Americans. I can get the burger….but what the ever loving heck are the other 2?!! Nuts and marmalade in meatloaf? With what looks like pasta sauce? And that chili man…🤦🏼‍♀️ Lets go with a redemption episode please

  73. Kaylee That One Weird Chick says:

    I'm German, not American, but I've lived in America for a few years and I can say confidently, marmalade is not supposed to go in meatloaf.

  74. joshthegrave says:

    As an american currently living through the Trump administration I find this video hard to watch

  75. Bianca Malan says:

    Mike's <3<3<3

  76. FabulousKilljoy917 says:

    Jaime, chilli needs beans mate
    You guys should try fat sandwiches, hidden gems but in Princeton & New Brunswick and cornerstores throughout NJ they’re big

  77. William Hahs says:

    I might be whit but I'll never be oats, pecans and marmalade in my meatloaf white lol

  78. TayTay 11692 says:

    That meatloaf sounds hella good but definitely not from the U S of A!

  79. Homie Erectus says:

    Can anyone please tell me the name of the song they use when they rotate the food at 6:50? I've been looking for it for ages and I'm sure it's stock music but I can't find it for the life of me. Please help.

  80. Johnty says:


  81. Mary Udomah says:

    Three years later and the rage in the comments are still beautiful.

  82. Victoria Elizabeth says:

    What the hell that's not a meatloaf

  83. Linda Hickman says:

    Believe it or not, all Americans do not load all their dishes with Chili's and hot sauce. I don't vote for any of them.

  84. Jagerfly says:

    NON of that is supposed to be in meatloaf ewwwww

  85. Ain Shahira says:

    this comment section is so hard to read 🙄

  86. Sunny Lyndis says:


  87. MrWolf1133 says:

    I watched this video a year ago and could not understand mikes meatloaf. And today I am even more confused and angry at it. This is worse the Jamies Burrito.

  88. 保羅 says:

    Bring also chef James to see his opinion as well 😉

  89. ghijkmnop says:

    Can you not get fresh chilies in England?

  90. aGirlAndHerVan says:

    They should have three of their American friends pick out the recipes and do a part two.

  91. Elizabeth Canfield says:

    Why are they putting nutmeg in meat? Hello?

  92. toangaseti says:

    I feel as though you guys should this battle over again…since you all have had spent some time in America (Mike stay away from making any more meatloaf please…it really hurt my soul rewatching this).

  93. MadBeardedGamer says:

    As a Texan I just want to know who told you no Beans or Tomatoes?

  94. Sahiba Thind says:

    I don't even know what a traditional meatloaf tastes like, but marmalade is a very British jam, I don't think Americans even have orange jelly (jam)…

  95. Scott McGinn says:

    The Habanero in the chilli is daring as. The Ancho and Cascabell is classic though. Finally good to see different chillis being used in recipes

  96. Ken Lord says:

    I may never get over the weirdness that is marmalade in a meatloaf… whoever told you that was a thing was just messing with you.

  97. The Brown RAT says:

    American food= cheap and not healthy. Don't do that fancy shit

  98. Joshua Hyde says:

    Dear God where did you get that meatloaf recipe?? It should basically just be a giant meatball

  99. Joshua Hyde says:

    I want to thumbs down this video but its at 666 and its a better representation of how Americans should feel about this food

  100. JCW says:

    "cat grabbing" lmao. Well played.

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