Most days you know Buddy Nielsen as the frontman of Senses Fail, but what you don’t know is that he enjoys cooking awesome and special food every Sunday or Monday that he’s not on tour. We’ll be doing Mealtime With Buddy until Buddy heads out on Senses Fail’s next tour with Stick To Your Guns, The Story So Far, and Make Do And Mend this fall. Read up on how Buddy put a twist on the classical Macaroni and Cheese and try not to get too hungry with all the pictures!
Macaroni And Cheese
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
4 Thick Slices of Applewood Smoked Bacon
2 Tablespoons of All Purpose Flour
1 pound of ground beef
2 1/4 Cups of Milk
1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
1/8 Teaspoon of Cayenne Pepper
1 3/4 Cups of shredded Colby-Jack Cheese (divided)
8 ounces (2 cups dry) elbow macaroni; cooked and drained
1 1/2 cups of diced tomatoes
1 red onion; diced
1/2 bunch of cilantro; roughly chopped
- Cook the ground beef in a large sauce pan until browned and a little crispy.
- Bacon in a large saucepan ( 5 to 6 minutes); transfer bacon to a paper towel once it’s done. SAVE THE GREASE!
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil and cool the macaroni for 8-10 min unitl tender. Drain and set aside.