Are you tired of the same old food? Do you want to spice up a traditional recipe to bring to a family or friend get together this holiday season? Try making this easy, filling dish! Chef and owner of "Breakfast at Tiffany's Diner" Tiffany Daley, makes a unique Philly Cheesesteak Mac & Cheese dish that anyone can whip up from the comfort of their own home!
What you’ll need:
-1 stick salted butter
-6 tablespoons flour
-1 teaspoon black pepper
-1 teaspoon garlic powder
-1 teaspoon salt
-1 quart heavy cream
-1 pound pasta (cavatapi preferred)
-4 cups of cheese (4 different blends)
- Options: white cheddar, shaved parmigiana mozzarella, monterey (I use blocks of cheese & shred myself, more flavorful).
-2 pounds beef tips
-1 each: yellow, red, orange, green pepper
-1 red onion
-Non-stick cooking spray
-9 x 13 baking dish
-Start by boiling your water for the pasta.
-Add a pinch of salt.
-Once water is at a full boil, pour in the pasta and set a timer for 5 minuets.
-While the pasta is cooking, in a large sauté pan, brown the beef tips and chopped veggies.
-Shred the cheese.
- I use a food processor, quick and makes perfectly small pieces.
-Once the timer goes off, immediately strain the pasta and run cold water over it to stop the cooking process.
-In a large skillet or soup pot on low heat, start melting butter and whisk in the flour. This is called a roux, equal parts fat to flour, a thickening process that can be used for sauce, soups ect.
-Do not allow the roux to get brown. The lighter it is, the more power it has to quickly thicken.
-Pour in the quart of heavy cream, whisk while it thickens.
-Slowly add cheese leaving about 1/2 cup aside for the top of the Mac & Cheese.
-Once the cheese has mostly melted stir in the pasta, browned beef tips and sautéed vegetables.
-Pour into a sprayed baking dish, top with remaining cheese & bake on 350 until top gets golden brown
(Recipe courtesy Tiffany Daley)