The Tebow Pizza Pie Recipe was really popular last Thursday, and after the Saints game last weekend...this recipe was posted all over the place. Apparently this is the New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees' traditional pre-game meal.
Thanks to my friend Lauren Thom for sending me this pic she took of the Beefy Mac before the game Sunday. She also told me that the Ritz Carlton uses a slightly different version of the recipe than the one posted below...because Drew doesn't like cheese.
Breesy Beefy Mac
1 tablespoon butter
1 cup chopped andouille
1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef
1 tablespoon flour
1-1/2 cups heavy cream
2 teaspoons Worcestershire Sauce
1 cup chopped tomatoes
1 tablespoon chopped jalapeños
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar and American cheese (plus extra for topping)
3/4 cup uncooked macaroni or pasta of your choice, cooked and drained (some people say this isn't enough...and use 2 cups)
Melt the butter in a hot skillet, add andouille and sauté. Once the andouille is crispy, add ground beef. Break up the ground beef, and cook until the beef is done all the way through. Stir in flour until smooth.
Add heavy cream and Worcestershire sauce. Simmer until mixture thickens. Add tomatoes, jalapeños, salt, pepper and cheese. Cook until cheese is melted, stirring slowly (about 2 minutes
Mix the cheese sauce with the cooked pasta, and place into a well-greased oven safe dish. Top with a layer of shredded cheddar and bake for 7 minutes or more at 375 degrees, until dish is heated through and cheese is golden brown.