Mac & Cheese an American dish that brings back childhood memories to all adults. We have a small twist with this recipe, beyond the rich cheesiness, we’re going to add bacon and some fruit wood smoke.
1 cup of sharp cheese
1/2 cup of sharp cheese
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of flour
5 slices of bacon
1 oz of goldfish crackers (crushed) about 1/3 cup
1 cup of milk
1 tsp of GMG chipotle garlic rub
Step 1- Cook 16oz of your favorite pasta according to directions on box ( we used large macaroni), then set aside.
Step 2- In a large skillet cook 5 slices of bacon, when done set bacon aside and remove half of the bacon grease.
Step 3- Add 2 tablespoons of butter to the remaining bacon grease in the skillet and melt over low heat. Next add 2 tablespoons of flour and stir over low heat until golden and no lumps remain, making a roux.
Step 4- Add 1 cup of milk to the roux and 8oz of Velvetta cheese (cubed into 1/2 in pieces) continue to stir until cheese is fully melted. Next add in 1 tsp of GMG Chipotle Garlic Rub and 1 cup of sharp cheddar cheese. Continue to stir until cheddar is melted.
Step 5- Add pasta, cheese sauce and bacon (chopped) into a tin tray or baking dish, gently fold together and top with crushed goldfish crackers, and 1/2 cup of sharp cheddar cheese
Step 6- Set smoker to 250 degrees and cook uncovered for 30 to 45 min or until cheese on top is melted, Enjoy
Note: I get a lot of questions about the kind of pellets you can use with a recipe. Keep in mind that a recipe is just an outline. Some you need to follow closely like when you are making bread, but most you can do anything you can dream, our favorite way to cook. Feel free to mix and match the pellets until you find a combination you really like. Also you are only smoking at temps less than 250 degrees, anything higher is cooking and there will not be much if any smoke so it does not matter what kind of pellet you are using.
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