Get ready to elevate your Mac 'N Cheese game with a touch of South African flavour, courtesy of Aitch's Biltong. We're taking the classic comfort of Mac 'N Cheese and giving it a delicious twist that'll have you coming back!


At Aitch's Biltong, we're all about celebrating the rich flavours of South Africa while adding our own unique touch to classic dishes. So, let's dive right into this delicious recipe!

Note: This recipe is adapted from Gimme Some Oven.

Ingredients (Serves 2)

- 2 pounds uncooked pasta (cavatappi)
- 6 cups water
- 4 cups milk
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 2 teaspoons fine sea salt
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 4 to 8 cups (8 to 16 OZ) freshly-grated sharp cheddar cheese
- 2 cups (1 OZ) finely-grated Parmesan cheese
- Freshly-ground black pepper, to taste
-Β Aitch's Extra Lean Biltong (for that irresistible pop of flavour!)

Instructions

1. Cook the Pasta

In a large stockpot, combine the pasta, water, milk, Dijon mustard, sea salt, and garlic powder. Heat over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until the mixture reaches a boil. Keep an eye on it to ensure the pasta cooks to *just* barely al dente. We want it nice and tender but still with a bit of a bite.

2. Remove Excess Water (if needed)

Depending on how much starchy pasta water remains, you may need to remove the excess water. Simply dip a heatproof measuring cup in and set aside. We'll use this later to adjust the consistency of our sauce.Β If, by any chance, there is no starchy pasta water remaining, add 1/2 cup of hot water into the pot.

3. Add Cheese

Once the pasta is cooked, it's time to add the star of the show – the cheese! Sprinkle in your freshly-grated sharp cheddar and finely-grated Parmesan, stirring gently until everything is melted. If the mixture seems a tad dry, don't hesitate to add back some of that reserved starchy pasta water for extra creaminess.

4. Season to Perfection - Add Your Biltong

Give your Mac 'n Cheese a taste and addΒ Aitch's Extra Lean Biltong for an extra burst of flavour. Maybe a generous grind of black pepper for that extra kick? You do you!

5. Serve and Savour

Plate up your Biltong Mac 'n Cheese, garnish with a sprinkle of freshly-ground black pepper, and get ready to indulge in cheesy bliss.Β 

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So there you have it, folks – a mouth-watering recipe that marries the comfort of Mac 'n Cheese with the irresistible allure of premium South African snacks. Whether you're whipping up a cozy dinner for two or feeding a hungry crowd, Extra Lean Biltong Mac 'n Cheese is sure to be a hit.

Until next time, happy snacking!

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