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Spicy chili mac & cheese

It warms your soul and shuts your eyes

7w ago
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My friend Leila Lopez Marks put up a post and I thought the item being showed was chili mac & cheese, I must have had chili mac & cheese on the brain. I told Leila I was going to have to fix it sometime soon because I was obviously craving it and didn't know it, she said it sounded good as well and that she may have to try and make some too.

So, I started with my normal homemade chili which takes all day to cook, you all have seen it before but this time I took it outside to smoke with some nice hickory for a few hours, it really provided a nice flavor. Then I made my sous vide cheese sauce using mild cheddar cheese, freshly diced jalapenos and some cayenne pepper for a little warmth, not that it would be noticeable with how spicy the chili was. When my cheese sauce was done, I added it to some rigatoni pasta and mixed well. I put a pile of mac & cheese on a plate and then added a nice helping of chili with a little extra cheddar on top.

This turned out so good, it killed a craving I didn't know I even had but after several bites I started to realize how filling and heavy this meal was going to be. I could not finish everything on my plate, but it sure finished me, my belly was full and warm, and my eyes were heavy, it was a real struggle to stay awake after eating this.

Have any of you tried chili mac & cheese before? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you all have a great weekend full of great food and laughs! I love you FoodTribe!

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Comments (38)

  • What a combination! Will have to try it soon!

      1 month ago
  • What a great way to add flavour to Mac and cheese 🧀 love it!

      1 month ago
    • I am happy you approve! The two work really well together. Thanks Chef!

        1 month ago
    • My pleasure! I need that chef approved award lol

        1 month ago
  • I have not tried mixing mac-n-cheese with chilli before but now it is a thing in my brain and I want it right now! Looks tremendous 😋🤤😋

      1 month ago
    • It is a magical combo my friend! Give in to the temptation, you will not regret it.

      Thank you!

        1 month ago
  • Nice!!!! That cheese sauce!!!!

      1 month ago
  • I showed you mine, now you need to show me yours! 😀

      1 month ago
    • I shall make it tomorrow! Usually I make it with taco meat, but as I already have some chili in the fridge, I shall make it with that

        1 month ago
    • I look forward to seeing yours my friend!

        1 month ago
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