Meowey's Mac and Cheese

Discussion in 'Side Items' started by meowey, Mar 4, 2007.

  1. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meowey’s Macaroni and Cheese

    Ingredients:

    ½ lb Macaroni cooked “al dente”
    3 TBL Butter
    3 TBL Flour
    2 TSP Dry Mustard
    1 TSP Chili Powder
    1 TSP Salt
    ½ TSP White Pepper
    2 ½ cups Milk
    12 oz shredded cheddar cheese (or any combo of cheeses to your preference)
    1 cup crushed Ritz crackers or bread crumbs

    Directions:

    Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
    Mix flour, mustard, chili powder, salt and pepper
    Melt butter over medium heat and allow it to foam out
    Add flour mix to butter and form a roux, cook 1 minute after roux begins to bubble
    Slowly whisk in the milk
    Simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened, stirring
    Reduce heat to low, slowly add the cheese, stirring to melt, and simmer 1-2 minutes
    Combine sauce with cooked macaroni and put in 2-quart baking dish
    Top with crumbs
    Bake for 30 minutes – let rest for 5 minutes before serving




    Enjoy!!



    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  2. gypc

    gypc Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    I make an awesome mac & cheese but this..........this sounds incredible!!! I will try it but I don't know when.

    Thank you so much for this recipe!!
     
  3. kueh

    kueh Meat Mopper

    One suggestion might be to throw it in a hot smoker and cook it there. It should add a nice dimension to it.


    Oops, didn't see the meatloaf post. I guess smoked mac and cheese might be overkill.
     
  4. chris_harper

    chris_harper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    copied and pasted to my recipe file.
     
  5. smoked

    smoked Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    me too, copied pasted printed shown to momma....... and she makes some good mac n cheese as well......
     
  6. guido

    guido Fire Starter

    I also add bacon to my mac, and have a recipe that calls for a can of chipotle peppers blended it. I usually also add garlic butter to my breadcrumbs before I sprinkle them on the top... gooood stuff :)
     
  7. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Man that sounds delicious. I think I'll try it in the next couple of days.
     
  8. cajunsmoker

    cajunsmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Did anyone see the Bobby Flay throwdown with the Macaroni and Cheese queen last night? Awesome looking Mac and Cheese. Made my little boxes of Kraft shells and cheese go hide in the cabinet[​IMG]
     
  9. guido

    guido Fire Starter

    No. :(

    I love mac and cheese. I even like the Kraft stuff too :)

    Homemade doesn't take long, with the exception of cooking the macaroni... always takes a while to boil water and cook the pasta.. other than that, it's pretty simple, and always good.
     
  10. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    I made this mac and cheese tonight with my meatloaf. WOW was it good. I put too much crackers on the top, but the rest was spectacular.
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    It is the best!
     
  12. Sounds good! Have to give this a try. Saved to recipe file... [​IMG]
     
  13. vlap

    vlap Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Meowey, Have you ever tossed this mac-n-cheese in the smoker?
     
  14. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great! Also saved it in my "gotta try this" folder. I have recipe software that can make a cookbook. I'll think of some kind of cool name for it later, but have been populating it with darn near every recipe I come across in here. The only things so far that WON'T go public are Jeff's rub and sauce!
     
  15. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Not yet. It's on the bucket list though! LOL

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  16. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What's the software? I'm trying to put together a cookbook to give to family members for Christmas.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     

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