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Prairie Dust Macaroni & Cheese

Prairie Dust Mac & Cheese

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 Tbsp. & 3 tsp. Cucamonga Cattle Co. Prairie Dust Seasoning
  • 4 cups milk
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded Sharp Cheddar cheese
  • 4 cups (16 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mozzarella
  • 2 cups (8 oz.) shredded Mild Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (optional)

Directions

  1. Cook macaroni according to package directions, adding 1 Tbsp. of Prairie Dust Seasoning to the water. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour and 2 teaspoons of Prairie Dust Seasoning, cook and stir 1 minute. Add milk and salt. Bring to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce heat; simmer 2 minutes or until sauce thickens. Stir in the Sharp Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and the Mozzarella cheese one cup at a time until melted. Stir in cooked macaroni.
  2. Spread macaroni mixture into greased 9 X 13-inch baking dish. Cover with 2 cups Mild Cheddar over macaroni. Sprinkle 1 tsp of Prairie Dust Seasoning over cheese. Top with breadcrumbs if desired.
  3. Bake in preheated 350°F oven 30 to 40 minutes or until lightly browned & bubbly.

Smoked Chex Mix

smoked-chex-mix

  • 4 cup Corn Chex
  • 4 cup Rice Chex
  • 2 cup white cheddar crackers
  • 2 cup mini pretzels
  • 1 cup honey roasted peanuts
  • 1 stick butter (melted)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp each Cucamonga Cattle Company BBQ Rubs & Sauces Prairie Dust and Trail Boss rubs
  • 1 tbsp red rooster hot sauce
  • 1 chunk of Almond Wood

Set smoker to 250-275, add wood chunk

Combine chex mixes, crackers, pretzels and peanuts in a large bowl. In a smaller bowl combine melted butter, maple syrup, Worcestershire sauce, rubs, and hot sauce. Toss everything together evenly, and pour into disposable 1/2 steam pan.

Put on smoker, stirring every 15 minutes. After 1 hr, reduce heat to 225, and cook for an additional 1 – 2 hrs, stirring every 15 min, until the Chex mix has dried and is crunchy.

Season with additional rub to taste.

Thank You, Scott Shimano, Green Card Q for the recipe

Rib Tips

rib-tips

  • 4-5 lbs rib tips trimmed from whole spareribs (usually 3 slabs)
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Cucamonga Cattle Company BBQ Rubs & Sauces Prairie Dust and Trail Boss rubs (1 tbsp of each)
  • 1/2 cup beer
  • 1 cup Green Card Q bbq sauce (split in half) … if using commercially produced thick sauce, cut with beer/apple juice/water
  • 1 chunk of Almond Wood

Set smoker to 275-300, add wood chunk

Splash Worcestershire on rib tips, coat evenly. Apply thin layer of rub to tips, allow to sweat at room temperature for 30 min – 1 hr.

Put rib tips on smoker for 2 1/2 hours. Remove from smoker, chop into bite sized pieces. Put in foil pan with 1/2 cup beer and 1/2 cup thin bbq sauce, cover with aluminum foil.

Return tips to smoker for 1 hr covered. After 1 hr, remove foil from top. Stir after 15 min. After 30 min uncovered, stir and add remaining 1/2 cup bbq sauce. Stir after 15 min.

Remove from smoker once rib tips are tender and sauce has started to reduce. Add small amount of Prairie Dust as a finishing rub.

Thank You, Scott Shimano, Green Card Q for the recipe