Grown up Creamy Hot Dog Mac and Cheese
Grown Up Mac and Cheese
You've probably made hot dog mac and cheese for your kids, but this is a grown-up version, featuring chipotle pepper adobo sauce, that you'll want to eat, too. Bonus: It's a great way to use up leftover hot dogs.
5 grilled all beef hot dogs, sliced
8 oz elbow macaroni
2 tbsp butter
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp mustard powder
1½ tsp chipotle pepper adobo sauce (just use the sauce from the can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce)
1 12 oz can evaporated milk
¼ C diced onion
1¾ C shredded cheddar cheese
4 slices American Cheese
½ C panko
⅛ tsp mustard powder
1 tbsp butter
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook the pasta until tender. Reserve 1 C of the pasta water.
In another pot, melt 2 tbsp butter and saute the onion until tender.
Whisk in the flour, 1 tsp mustard powder, and the adobo sauce. Stir in the evaporated milk and simmer for about 5 minutes.
Stir in the cheese until melted and then gradually add the pasta water until your desired sauce thickness is reached. I think I used about ½ C.
Add the pasta and hot dogs to the cheese sauce.
Pour the mixture into an 8×8 baking dish.
Prepare the topping by melting 1 tbsp butter and then combining the panko and ⅛ tsp mustard powder with it. Sprinkle on top of the macaroni & cheese mixture.
Broil on high until the panko is slightly browned.
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