How to Make Black People Mac and Cheese

Joel Mason

Mac, Tutorials

How to Make Black People Mac and Cheese

Mac and cheese is a classic comfort food that brings joy to people of all backgrounds. In this tutorial, we will explore how to make a flavorful and delicious version of mac and cheese that is popular in Black communities. Get ready to elevate your mac and cheese game!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound elbow macaroni
  • 4 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Step 1: Cook the Macaroni

In a large pot, bring water to a boil and cook the elbow macaroni according to the package instructions. Make sure to add salt to the boiling water for extra flavor. Once cooked, drain the macaroni and set it aside.

Step 2: Prepare the Cheese Sauce

In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Gradually whisk in the flour until it forms a smooth paste. Cook for about one minute, stirring constantly.

Add the whole milk and evaporated milk to the saucepan, whisking continuously until well combined with no lumps. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 2-3 minutes, or until it thickens.

Next, add the shredded sharp cheddar cheese gradually, stirring constantly until it melts and forms a smooth and creamy sauce. For an extra kick of flavor, you can sprinkle in some garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: Combine the Macaroni and Cheese Sauce

Pour the cheese sauce over the cooked macaroni. Gently stir until all the macaroni is evenly coated with the creamy sauce.

Step 4: Bake in the Oven

If you prefer a baked mac and cheese with a crispy top, transfer the macaroni and cheese mixture to a greased baking dish. Sprinkle some extra shredded cheese on top for an even cheesier finish. Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F (190°C) for about 20-25 minutes or until golden and bubbly.

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

Remove from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes before serving. This Black people mac and cheese is perfect as a side dish or as a main course on its own. Garnish with chopped parsley or scallions if desired.

Note: Feel free to experiment by adding your own twist to this recipe. Some popular variations include adding diced jalapeños for some heat or mixing in crumbled bacon for an extra savory touch.

Now that you know how to make Black people mac and cheese, it’s time to gather your ingredients, follow these steps, and indulge in this comforting dish that will surely satisfy your taste buds!

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