John & John II McLemore

Smoked Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese

Serves: 10 people"
Cook Time: 1 - 2 hours
Skill:
Beginner
Method:
Smoked
Food:
Sides
Smoked Jalapeño Bacon Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • Main

Smoked mac and cheese with fried bacon and diced jalapeños

Instructions

  1. 01

    Preheat smoker or grill to 275˚F.

  2. 02

    Cut bacon into 1” squares and fry in a pan (or on griddle) over medium high heat. As bacon turns brown add in peppers and cook until bacon is crispy. Drain and set aside.

  3.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 pound extra thick bacon (16 strips)
    • 8 ounces mild jalapeño peppers, diced
  4. 03

    Add ½ gallon of water and olive oil to a 4-quart pot and bring to a rolling boil.

  5.  

    Ingredients

    • 4-quart pot
    • olive oil
  6. 04

    Add macaroni and boil for 8 to 10 minutes until al dente, stirring every 2 minutes.

  7.  

    Ingredients

    • 1 package, elbow macaroni
  8. 05

    Drain macaroni and return to same pot. While still hot, immediately fold in cheeses, then mix in sour cream, mayo, seasonings, bacon, and peppers.

  9.  

    Ingredients

    • 4 ounces Velveeta cheese, shredded
    • 2 cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese, shredded
    • 1 cup sour cream
    • 1 cup mayo
    • 2 teaspoons onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
    • 1 pound extra thick bacon (16 strips)
    • 8 ounces mild jalapeño peppers, diced
    • 1 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  10. 06

    Place entire mixture into an aluminum pan and smoke for 1 hour.

  11.  

    Ingredients

    • aluminum pan
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