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BACON MAC N CHEESE HOTDOG RECIPE

BY: ANDREA ALDEN & ORIGINALLY POSTED ON NAPOLEON.COM

 Silky homemade macaroni and cheese tops a perfectly grilled BBQ hot dog. Crumbled bacon, extra cheese, and a little love crown the top of this masterpiece for an unforgettable meal.

PREP TIME

10 Min

COOK TIME

15 Min

FEEDS

2

INGREDIENTS

1½ cups (150 g)
macaroni
2/3 cup (0.66 ml)
evaporated milk
1 cup+ (150+ g)shredded cheese, cheddar, Monterey jack, etc.
1 tsp. (4 g)Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste
4strips bacon, cooked crisp
4
hot dogs
4hot dog buns, sturdy
Fresh chives or jalapeno for garnish

DIRECTIONS

1. Shred the cheese, cook the bacon, prep any garnish toppings like chives or jalapeno.

2. Preheat the barbecue with a hot and cool zone by lighting one or two burners to medium-high.

3. On the side burner, place a wide-bottomed pot with a lid over high heat. Add the macaroni noodles and pour over water until just covered. Bring to a boil, stirring and cooking until the liquid is nearly gone and the noodles are a little less cooked than al dente. About 6 mins.

4. While the noodles are cooking, cook the hot dogs close to, but not directly over, the lit burners, turning frequently until they plump.

5. Once the pasta is cooked, add the evaporated milk and mustard bringing the mixture back to a boil again. Turn off the heat and add the cheese, stirring until the cheese has melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Place the lid onto the pot and move it to indirect heat on the main grill to keep warm while you sear the hot dogs.

6. Finish the hot dogs over the lit burners to get nice grill marks and char. 

7. Assemble with a sturdy bun, then load up the creamy macaroni. Top with crumbled bacon. Garnish with fresh chives or sliced jalapeno. 
PRO TIP: Take this recipe into overdrive with toasted garlic buns. 

If you haven’t already started up the grill after just reading the title of this recipe for Bacon Mac N Cheese Hotdogs, then get to it. The creamy mac is amazing, inspired by the illustrious J. Kenji López-Alt’s mac n cheese recipe it will hold up to being kept warm on the stovetop or in the barbecue while you nosh on the dogs. It’s also a great substitute when you can’t be bothered to make a roux and stuff but you want some of that homemade macaroni goodness. 

You will definitely need a fork to enjoy this delicious and saucy recipe

Cook and chop the bacon

Make the easiest mac n cheese you have ever made

Cook the hotdogs until lightly charred and plump

Top the dogs with creamy macaroni and cheese, bacon bits, fresh chives and jalapenos

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