Cheesesteak Fatty with Smoked Mac & Cheese

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by briggy, Jul 12, 2014.

  1. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Spent some time looking at all the crazy entries in the last throw down and figured it was about time to smoke one.  Here are the starter pics:

    Started by cooking a thinly sliced steak, mushrooms, green pepper, and onion in EVOO.


    Prepped meat - 1lb ground chuck, 1/3lb pork sausage


    Meat with toppings and an Italian Blend + Pepper Jack



    Rolled and wrapped.


    Mac and Cheese started with homemade cheddar and gouda sauce:


    On to the smoker!
     
  2. Looks good!  I'm curious about how much smoke flavor the mac-n-cheese gets?
     
  3. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Mac and cheese just went on for ~2 hours or so, added some panko and more shredded cheese to the top.  Will let you know, smoking with apple today.
     
  4. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I always, always do mac n cheese in the smoker now. Pretty much awesome and it does depend what wood you are using how much smoke it takes. I like fruitwood for casseroles in the smoker. Adds a bit of sweet smoke flavor.
     
  5. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Agree - I use apple/cherry a lot with casserole type dishes.  Sometimes a hickory and pecan can overpower a bit.
     
  6. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    A little torch to sear the bacon and the fatty is now resting - minor cheese leakage from thermometer holes but appears no blowout.....


     
  7. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Mac & Cheese is off:

     
  8. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Sliced and plated, thanks for checking it out.


     
  9. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Looks perfect. Making me think about going to the store. I made a ton of smoked jalapeno queso yesterday and could easily just use that for my cheese. Hmmmm.... Might just have to try it.
     
  10. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    Hey Briggy, also A lot of folks around here do no boil mac n cheese too. Just double the milk and add A little time. One less step and less dirty dishes. Just A thought. That is from memory so you might want to search for No Boil Mac and Cheese before you try it. sorry edit.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2014
  11. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Timberjet - I boiled that one for 5 minutes before putting on.  You can also do similar to lasagna and just soak the noodles in hot water for 30 minutes (no stove needed). 
     
  12. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Do you have a good recipe for that queso?
     
  13. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    I will put it together for you later today. I kind of winged it from a couple different recipes I had for taco dips. It really did turn out awesome. The stuff is dangerously good. Very easy to eat way too much of it. lol
     
  14. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    Much appreciated, looking forward to trying it.
     
  15. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Beautiful smoke ring on that Fatty Briggy! Great job!
     
  16. bubba watson

    bubba watson Fire Starter

    I think this will be my next fatty, minus the fungus. Or at least light on them.
     
  17. bubba watson

    bubba watson Fire Starter

    And i love the torch method. Ive done a couple of fatties, but never get crispy bacon. Awesome idea.
     

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