Jacked Up Mac-n-Cheese(green chiles,mirasol pepper) w/ Pork Butt Steaks

Discussion in 'Pork' started by alx, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Made some scratch mac-n- cheese and gave it some punch.


    Made a roux.I like to add tablespoon mustard powder(colemans)



    Add flour and cook 2 minutes or so...










    Some homegrown Green Chiles warmed in a little butter and my mirasol and garlic











    The liquids.The macaroni water and cup evaporated milk





    The macaroni and cheddar cheese









    Pork butt steaks leftover from saturdays sausage







    I sear them 1-2 minutes a side and rub.Then bake 350 degree for 4-5 minutes a side or done....







    Butt steaks are always tender and the rest of mac-n-cheese will continue to bloom in fridge for later meals
     
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Wow! I bet that was good, it looked and sounded like it would be a great mac-n-cheese and not even close to average everyday mac.
    I loved that you used the reserved pasta water, not a lot of folks know that tip.
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    Saving this one, gotta give it a try.
     
  3. got14u

    got14u Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice plate full alx
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great Alex, the Mac & Cheese with the peppers sounds great, and just the right type of food for a cold day...[​IMG]
     
  5. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    where does the left over macaroni water come into play and how does it help?
     
  6. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job Alex, as usual.[​IMG]
     
  7. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    The macaroni water and evaporated milk are mixed together and added to the roux.You let this thicken and add the cheese and macaroni pasta...

    I even freeze the water i boil potoes etc. in to add to soups, make stocks with...The macaroni water/vegetable waters are loaded with trace flavors etc....
     
  8. jlmacc

    jlmacc Meat Mopper

    got it,thanks[​IMG]
     
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Never tried evaporated milk before. Gonna have to give that a shot. [​IMG]
     
  10. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking dinner, Alex! I don't think of mac and cheese very often but I'll try yours. Thanks for posting.
     

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