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BBQinMI
06-19-2013, 05:03 PM
Going back to my childhood one of my favorite comfort meals was polish sausage in a box of kraft mac-n-cheese. Seeing how this weeks throwdown is a tubesteak throwdown, I settled on making a gourmet version of my childhood favorite

Here is the cast of character

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You have macaroni noodles, jalapeno, onion, my favorite smoked sausage, gruyere, extra sharp cheddar, and some parmesan

The sausages went on the Akorn to warm through and get a little bit more smoke on them

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While they warmed through it was time to boil the pasta. You want the pasta extra al dente as it will also get baked later on. It was also time to make a nice smooth cheese sauce. The secret to my cheese sauce is adding an egg in

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Then I pulled off the sausages to slice up.

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It was now time to saute the onions and jalapenos. After a few minutes the sausage would be added in to get some crust on the outside of them

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After the sausage caramelized, it was time to add the pasta and cheese sauce

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Then some more cheddar was thrown on top and it is now in the Akorn heating through.

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deguerre
06-19-2013, 05:14 PM
Looking good so far! My mom used to make something similar with leftover ham, in the oven of course. I can only imagine how good it's gonna be with a little smoke added.

BBQinMI
06-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Looking good so far! My mom used to make something similar with leftover ham, in the oven of course. I can only imagine how good it's gonna be with a little smoke added.


Yeah the child hood version was always made in the oven. I haven't had this meal in years so I am excited. If it was not for the tubesteak throwdown, this idea would have probably never crossed my mind. That is reason enough to do the throwdowns, win or lose

CharredApron
06-19-2013, 05:17 PM
You are doing it right there man! Love it

BBQinMI
06-19-2013, 05:36 PM
Here it is finishing up on the grill

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All finished up

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All plated up

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deguerre
06-19-2013, 05:37 PM
Oooooo! Gimme gimme gimme!

ToddM
06-19-2013, 05:45 PM
Damn dude. That looks amazing.

thunter
06-19-2013, 05:58 PM
Yeah... I need some of dat! :-D

bbqbull
06-19-2013, 06:39 PM
I would love to try that dish but wifey does not do heat!!!

cameraman
06-19-2013, 06:42 PM
That looks great.

fingerlickin'
06-19-2013, 06:44 PM
That looks like a dinner of champions to me. :thumb:

Packmanjim
06-19-2013, 06:49 PM
I have to try making that, good job.

angryfish01
06-19-2013, 06:50 PM
Very nice. Very cheesy.
Bet it was good.

BBQinMI
06-19-2013, 07:47 PM
Very nice. Very cheesy.
Bet it was good.

Yes super cheesy which is always the best part and the heat was just right

jamus34
06-19-2013, 08:59 PM
I'd make sweet love to that dish right there...there ain't a single ingredient I don't love.

smoke'n Frank
06-19-2013, 09:17 PM
This is now on my to make list :eusa_clap

cowgirl
06-19-2013, 09:30 PM
Looks mighty tasty from here!!

BBQinMI
06-20-2013, 08:11 AM
Woke up this morning thinking there was some left for me to take for lunch... turns out my wife took some for her lunch and my daughter(4) wanted to take the rest for her lunch at daycare

I guess it must have been a hit

deguerre
06-20-2013, 08:29 AM
It's an interesting feeling when you're both disappointed and flattered at the same time, ain't it?:-D

DerHusker
06-20-2013, 08:30 AM
:hungry: :clap: :hungry:

kujay
06-20-2013, 08:31 AM
Yeah that looks great. My dad put Spam in our "Kraft dinner."

PatAttack
06-20-2013, 08:57 AM
Ooey, gooey, awesomeness!!

Great idea and great cook!

BBQinMI
06-20-2013, 11:25 AM
It's an interesting feeling when you're both disappointed and flattered at the same time, ain't it?:-D

It shocked me that the 4 year old wanted to take it for lunch. They normally provide lunch that she likes but she was very adamant that she was going to eat this. It was quite adorable


If anyone makes this or a spin off of this be sure to post and tell about it, always love seeing people's twists on things

firefighter4634
06-20-2013, 12:11 PM
That is looking really good, might have to give that a try some time, thanks for sharing.

Titch
06-20-2013, 03:57 PM
Wish I could have a plate of that ,looks delish

Terry The Toad
06-20-2013, 04:03 PM
It is just about dinnertime here... and my mouth is actually watering. Man, that looks good! :thumb:

wnkt
06-21-2013, 08:01 AM
looks real good...the cheesier the better
I like the crusty bits :hungry:

John Bowen
06-21-2013, 08:08 AM
I don't like mac and cheese but I would hit the he-l out of that! Looks really good!

DaGoomba
06-21-2013, 10:37 AM
Wow great looking dish!

Tonybel
06-21-2013, 10:43 AM
Will have to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

BBQinMI
06-21-2013, 03:55 PM
If you are not a sausage fan or have to feed someone who isn't, this idea is also fantastic with brisket or pulled pork

deguerre
06-21-2013, 03:58 PM
Next time I do a double smoked ham, I'm making this with the leftovers.

Redhot
06-21-2013, 04:02 PM
YUM, heat AND cheese! Love it!

deguerre
06-21-2013, 04:15 PM
Next time I do a double smoked ham, I'm making this with the leftovers.

YUM, heat AND cheese! Love it!

Yep. That seals it then.:becky::thumb:

bbqwilly
06-21-2013, 04:22 PM
Looks like I have a new dish to try. Great job

BBQinMI
06-24-2013, 04:16 PM
Well this cook thread created quite a stir so now is the time to go over to the throwdown thread and give it a vote in the tubesteak throwdown, or vote for any of the other fabulous entries.

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164172