Macaroni and Cheese with Barbecue Ribs

Macaroni And Cheese With Barbecue Ribs Recipe

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raymond spencer


ii had a extreme idea for leftover or takeout barbecue ribs,use it on mac and cheese recipe,so i created,it great for picnics,potlucks and super bowl dinner?


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20 Min
45 Min


  • 15
    leftover barbecue pork short ribs,remove the bones
  • 1 c
    sweet and spicy barbecue sauce,divided
  • 1 pkg
    penne pasta
  • 1 1/2 c
    crispy french fried onions
  • 1/3 c
  • 1
    red onion,chopped
  • 3 Tbsp
    all purpose flour
  • 2 c
  • 1
    (10 ounce) package sharp cheddar cheese,cubed
  • 1 c
    shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
    garlic pepper
  • 1 c
    dry bread crumbs

How to Make Macaroni and Cheese with Barbecue Ribs


  1. Sprayed a large skillet with cooking spray.
  2. Saute boneless leftover short ribs over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes,until heated through.Add 1/2 cup barbecue sauce,toss to coat.Remove the ribs from the skillet and set aside.
  3. Fill a large saucepan with lightly salted water,bring to a boil over medium-high heat,stir in the penne,and return to a boil.Cook,stirring occasionally,until the pasta has cooked through but is still firm to the bite,about 8 minutes.Drain well.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.Grease a 9x13 -inch baking dish.Sprinkle with crispy french fried onions.
  5. Melt the margarine in the skillet over medium-low heat,and cook and stir the chopped onion for 5 minutes,until translucent.Whisk in the flour,stirring constantly to avoid lumps.Cook and stir the margarine,onion and flour for 2 to 3 minutes and remove from the heat.
  6. Whisk in the milk a little time,stirring constantly,until all the milk has been incorporated,and return to low heat.Bring the sauce to a simmer,and cook over low heat for about 2 minutes,stirring constantly,to finish cooking the flour.Whisk in cheddar cheese cubes and shredded parmesan cheese,until all the cheeses has been incorporated and the sauce is hot and smooth.
  7. Pour penne pasta into the cheese sauce and stir to combine.Stir in cooked boneless short ribs.Season with garlic pepper.
  8. Spoon the penne mixture into the prepared baking dish and sprinkle the bread crumbs over the top.Bake for about 20 minutes in preheated oven,until the bread crumbs are brown and the casserole is bubbling.Let stand 15 minutes after baking.
  9. Drizzle with remaining barbecue sauce.

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About Macaroni and Cheese with Barbecue Ribs

Course/Dish: Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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