This recipe will take mac and cheese to the next level, it had everything you love about gives it a little more flavour and a hit of smokeness.
Step 1: To Start, Light a Chimney of Charcoal.
Lay out the charcoal in two piles, one bigger then the other creating two heat points.
Place two large cast iron pots over the charcoal.
Step 2: Over the Larger Pile of Coal, Fill the Pot With Water.
Once it starts to simmer, add a pinch of salt.
Next, add three cups of macaroni.
Mix to the macaroni into the water.
Step 3: In the Other Pot Which Is at a Lower Temp Add a Knob of Butter.
Add a ¼ of a cup of plain flour to create a rue.
Heat and mix until the butter fully melt and the flour cooks through.
Step 4: Next Slowly Add 1 and Half Cups of Milk Bit by Bit.
Don’t freak out, it will clump up to start.
Once all the milk has been adding, let it cook for a couple of minutes.
Add a small piece of bacon next to the larger pile of charcoal.
Step 5: Add This Point You’re Now Made a Béchamel.
To kick up the flavour add:
- 1 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp hot paprika
Mix into the sauce.
Step 6: Now to Turn This Into a Cheese Sauce.
Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese.
Followed by one cup of mozzarella.
Make sure to keep a little for the topping.
Mix the cheese into the sauce, they will melt and combine with the béchamel giving you a beautiful thick and creamy cheese sauce.
Step 7: After About 15 Minutes the Macaroni Should Be Most Cooked Through.
Drain the water from the macaroni.
Step 8: Move the Cheese Sauce Off the Heat.
Next slice up the bacon into the small pieces.
Step 9: Add the Macaroni to the Sauce and Mix Through.
Add the bacon and combine.
Then mac and cheese are already looking good.
Step 10: To Finish It Off, Pour Into a Dish.
Level out the mac and cheese before topping with bread crumbs for a beautiful crust.
Finally, add a little more grated cheddar cheese.
Step 11: To Add a Little Hint of Smoke, I’m Add Some Apple Wood.
Place the dish opposite the charcoal.
Cover with the lid, cook until the bread crumbs and cheese create a crunchy top.
Step 12: There You Have It! BBQ Mac and Cheese.
This recipe takes the humble mac and cheese to the next level.
Perfect for any shared lunch or BBQ.