It was hot here this weekend so I thought I would do a couple pork butts to get ready for elk camp,,,, This will be a good sammy while we are on the trail hiking.
Since I can't seem to kill anything in the last couple years I have to load the camper pretty heavy with food.
Here are the players,,, found these two little piggies in the freezer,,, they were going to be sausage but too hot for that.
A couple of different rubs,,
coated in mustard on each then each with a rub.
Wrapped and into the fridge for a overnight stay,,,
and so into the smoker the next morning at 225* and I am using Mesquite pellets should be good. Nice Thin blue smoke!!
And as you can see my Mater plants in the back ground are getting over taken and not producing very well.
SO now as that smokes I got to thinking what I needed to do for a side,,,, Yep Mac and cheese,,, Liked my first and last one I did but wanted it creamier, so I found Sqwibs recipe and thought I would give it a go.
I did not boil the mac,,, put it in dry and added just a bit more milk, and did not do the hot sauce and wife and kids said no way,,,Silly kids huh!!!
here is the recipe for the mac and cheese
- 2 cups uncooked elbow macaroni
- 2 tablespoon butter
- 2 cups whole milk
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 1 teaspoon red hot
- 1 lb. American cheese
- 1 lb of Velveeta cheese
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 1 (10 3/4-ounce) can condensed Cheddar cheese soup
- 1 cup sour cream
I did not do the topping and I smoked this at 250* for 2 1/2 hours and turned out great - Thanks SQWIB!!!!!
Everything in except for the Shredded cheese on top
Here is is covered on top with Shredded chedder cheese,
after 2 1/2hrs - BINGO!!!! Dinner is ready
Ready to dig in ,,,, butts took about 11hrs to get to 205*IT
I hope I will have enough for Elk camp LOL this is good.
I like mine with no butt just meat and Mac and cheese - This was the best Mac and cheese we have had yet.
Picture does not do justice!!! I don't know if the sour cream never broke down or what,, that is the white in the pic but it was great just the way it was,,,left overs are to die for
Thanks again Sqwib!!
I Think the next time I do this,, one will be for the family and one for me,, I may put in condensed Nacho feista soup mix in it and kick it up a notch.
Thanks for looking.
A full smoker is a happy smoker