This is truly the mac n’ cheese you’ve been waiting for.
Lots of cheese. Lots of bacon and beef. And plenty of heat thanks to our Mad Dog 357 Boomslang Hot Sauce.
It serves a crowd of 8, but you shouldn’t expect leftovers to last if you’re feeding fewer. Everyone will be back for seconds and then heat it up with a slice of toast in the morning.
Plan on making this again and again and again.
1 pound each chopped bacon, ground beef
½ pound each: Parmesan, cheddar and mozzarella cheese, all grated
3 tablespoons each: butter and flour
2 cups milk
3-4 teaspoons Mad Dog 357 Boomslang Hot Sauce
¼ teaspoon each: garlic powder, salt, pepper
1 pound macaroni, cooked according to instructions
Oven preheated to 375°F.
9x13” greased baking dish
In a medium skillet, cook the bacon and beef until the bacon starts to crisp and the beef is just browned. Remove from the heat and set aside.
Combine the cheeses in a large bowl and toss to combine. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Whisk the flour in. Add the milk slowly and cook, whisking constantly until combined. Add the Mad Dog 357 Boomslang Hot Sauce along with the spices and stir until smooth. Reduce the heat to low and cook, whisking as needed until the mixture thickens.
Add 1½ cups of the cheese to the saucepan and stir in with a spoon until well-combined, then remove from the heat. Fold in the macaroni and cooked bacon and beef. Scoop into the prepared baking dish, sprinkle over the remaining cheese. Place in the oven and bake for 20 minutes, until golden brown. Serve hot with more Mad Dog 357 Boomslang Hot Sauce on the side for those that can handle the heat.