Friday, November 13, 2009

Mexi Mac



I entered my first recipe contest and came up with the following recipe, which I must say ROCKED MY WORLD and my husbands too! (DANG it I did not win)

We both adore Mexican food of any kind, and I decided to incorporate it into my favorite comfort food using my favorite cheese, Tillamook Cheese! The Jalapenos give it a little bite and the Panko topping is crisp and delicious!

Don't forget for all of us poor folks who are constantly rejected on Foodgawker and Tastespotting, that you can submit to
Tastestopping and sooth your ego!

1 box Pipette Pasta
2 eggs beaten
1 can evaporated milk
1/2 cube melted Tillamook Butter
1/2 to 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper (depending on the level of heat you want)
1 tsp dried mustard
1.5 cups Tillamook Sharp Cheddar Cheese
1.5 cups Tillamook Monterey Jack Cheese
1 Jalapeno, seeded and diced
2 Tomato's, de-seeded and diced
2 oz Cream Cheese
1 can sliced olives drained
Panko Crumbs
1/2 tsp Garlic Salt
Pam Pan Spray

Place water and a good bit of salt in a large pan and bring to a boil, add pasta and cook for 8 minutes, drain and set aside

Place your two eggs in a large bowl, along with your evaporated milk, melted butter, Cayenne, Mustard and garlic salt. Mix well

Add your hot pasta back in, the tomato, cream cheese, olives and cheeses

Mix well and pour into a buttered dish, top with a layer of Panko

Bake at 350 for 15 minutes, remove and spray Panko with Pam Spray, bake an additional 30 minutes until bubbly.

If the top needs to be browner, broil for several minutes

15 comments:

highlyirritable said...

I think I just fell in love with you.

Seriously; I'll bet heaven smells like a Mexican kitchen.

This looks delicious.

Donna-FFW said...

Something must be wrong with those people who didnt choose you as a winner, this sounds incredible.

Acorn to Oak said...

Mmmm...this sounds delicious! What a creative and inspiring list of ingredients! I love Tillamook cheese and I've often used green chilis in my mac n cheese and it's always so good. But all the extra things you added make it sound heavenly! Yummm!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks sooo goood..

Denise said...

Love pipette pasta and the panko breadcrumbs should have made this the winner.

Debbie said...

Oh does that look like a winner to me! Looks great and I'm sure it is sooo tasty!

The Blonde Duck said...

I don't see how you didn't win. I just drooled on Bear's head. He's wuffling in dismay.

tamilyn said...

Sure looks like a winner, sorry you didn't but I have heard that once people start entering contests, it becomes habit forming. Here is to your next creation!

Pam said...

You should have won that contest! This looks like one tasty mac & cheese.

Catherine said...

I too love mexican food! This recipe sounds delicious, right up my alley!

Foodie with Little Thyme! said...

It's a winner in my book!
Great idea. I love how neat it stayed for the plating! Oh and panko why did it take us American so long to use. I love it.

teresa said...

i call this one a winner dang it! how delicious! i want to dig in now!

Grace said...

if this outstanding creation didn't win, i'd be interested to see what did. that serving is a dense and hearty and scrumptious slab of cheesy heaven. the end.

Candy Girl said...

Thanks for the great recipe and for letting me know about Tastestopping. I've been rejected previously and have recently decided to try again. If that doesn't work out - I have Tastestopping! Thanks!

Paula said...

I'm making this. 'Nuff said. :-)

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