This once ordinary throwback from the 70's is now supercharged and comes together in a snap. You will get two thumbs up for sure from your athletes who need to carb-load before a big game.
Beefy Cajun Mac
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped andouille
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon flour
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (plus extra for topping)
3/4 cup uncooked macaroni or pasta of your choice, cooked and drained
Melt the butter in a hot skillet, add andouille and sauté.
Once the andouille is crispy, add ground beef. Break up the ground beef, and cook until the beef is done all the way through.
Stir in flour until smooth.
Add heavy cream...
...and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until mixture thickens.
Add tomatoes, jalapeños, salt, pepper and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted, stirring slowly (about 2 minutes
Mix the cheese sauce with the cooked pasta, and place into a well-greased oven safe dish.
Top with a layer of shredded cheddar and bake for 7 minutes or more at 375 degrees, until dish is heated through and cheese is golden brown.
After eating this pre-game favorite, last Sunday Drew Brees threw 31 for 35 and don't forget he threw more touchdown passes in one game than he threw incomplete passes (5 touchdowns, 4 incompletes). Doesn't your mind just race wondering what you can accomplish?
Have a beautiful weekend!