Mac and Cheese

Menu Part: 
Side Dish
Cuisine Type: 
American
Serves: 
4

A bit of Mexican flair enhances a childhood favorite in this macaroni and cheese dish with chili powder, chorizo and sharp cheddar and pepper jack cheeses.

Ingredients

4 tbsp. butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp. chili powder
1 cup coarse bread crumbs
4 oz. chorizo, sliced
1⁄4 cup flour
2 cups milk
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. macaroni twists or elbows, cooked and drained
8 oz. pepper jack cheese
 

Steps

1. Melt 1 tbsp. butter; add garlic and sauté until soft. Stir in chili powder and bread crumbs until golden; reserve.

2. Cook chorizo until browned on both sides; reserve.

3. In saucepan, melt 3 tbsp. butter. Whisk in flour; cook 1 min. Gradually whisk in milk; stir until thickened. Stir in cheddar until melted.

4. In large bowl, toss macaroni with jack cheese. Add cheese sauce and chorizo, mixing well. Portion macaroni into individual baking dishes; sprinkle with reserved bread crumbs.

5. Bake in 350°F oven 30 min., until bubbly and browned.
 

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