Jalapeño Sausage Mac & Cheese

  • BBQ Type: Grill
  • Fuel: Charcoal
  • Cooking Time: 45 min to 1 h
  • Makes 4 to 6 portions

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp - Butter
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Red onion, diced
  • 4 Southside Market & Barbecue Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage links
  • 3 tbsp - Flour
  • 2 ¼ cup - Half-and-half
  • 3 cup - Elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 1 cup - American cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ cup - Swiss cheese, shredded
  • 1 ½ cup - Mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup - Romano cheese
  • 2 tbsp - Bread crumbs
  • 1 tbsp - Chives, chopped
  • Chipotle hot sauce (optional)

Preparation

  1. Preheat your grill for a two zone cooking – having hot coals on one side and nothing on the other; If you are using a gas grill, turn half the burners to high and leave the other half closed;
  2. In a preheated cast iron skillet, sauté the onions, red bell peppers and garlic in melted butter; Add 3 links of diced Southside Market & Barbecue Jalapeño Cheddar Sausage, 3 tbsp of flour and 2½ cups of half-and-half; Simmer for 5 minutes;
  3. Place 3 cups of cooked elbow macaroni in an aluminum foil pan and combine with the sausage and vegetable mixture from the skillet; add the american cheese, swiss cheese and mozzarella cheese and mix well; Top with romano cheese, sliced jalapeño cheddar sausages and bread crumbs;
  4. Place the mac & cheese over indirect heat and add a few wood chunks onto hot coals for smoking; Close the lid and cook for 30 to 45 minutes at 350°F;
  5. Top with freshly chopped chives and chipotle hot sauce (optional) and serve.

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