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How to Make the Best Tasty Steak with Mac and Cheese


Grilled steak with sour cream and vegetables on a plate.

1. Introduction

I’m a passionate home cook who loves to experiment in the kitchen. I strive to create easy, flavorful, and healthy dishes that can be enjoyed by everyone. I’m always on the lookout for new ingredients and flavor combinations to add to my repertoire.

In this blog, I’ll be sharing my insights on how to make the best steak with mac and cheese. This is a dish that I’ve been perfecting for years, and I’m excited to share my tips and tricks with you. I’ll also be sharing the story of how this dish came to be. I hope you enjoy!

2. The story of the best steak I ever tasted

My story of the best steak I ever tasted began decades ago. I was a young child, and my family and I were visiting relatives in the countryside. We were staying at a farmhouse, and one day my mother asked me to come along as she took my uncle out to the barn so he could show her something special.

He proudly presented to us a huge, grass-fed Angus cow. The cow was grazing in the pasture, and my uncle let us touch the animal and smell its sweet scent. The experience was so mesmerizing, and I vowed to myself to cook the steak from this cow one day. Years later, I did just that.

Using a few of my mother’s traditional recipes and techniques, I was able to create a delicious and comforting steak dinner. I marinated the steak in a combination of garlic, herbs, and Worcestershire sauce before searing it on a cast iron skillet over high heat. Then, I paired the steak with my favorite mac and cheese, adding even more flavor and texture to the dish. The result was the most flavorful and tender steak I had ever tasted! It was a meal I’ll never forget, and one that I love to recreate for friends and family whenever possible.

3. The recipe for the best steak with mac and cheese


– 2 lbs. grass-fed Angus steak

– 1/4 cup fresh garlic, minced

– 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

– 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves

– 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced

– 2 tablespoons olive oil

– Salt and pepper to taste

– For the macaroni and cheese:

– 1 lb. elbow macaroni

– 3 tablespoons butter

– 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

– 3 cups milk

– 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

– 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce

– 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

– 8 oz. cheddar cheese, shredded

– 6 oz. pepper jack cheese, shredded


1. In a small bowl, mix together the garlic, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, rosemary, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

2. Rub the steak with the prepared marinade and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

3. Preheat oven to 375°F and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.

4. Remove the steak from the refrigerator and cook over high heat in a cast-iron skillet for about 3-4 minutes per side for a medium rare steak. Let the steak rest for 5 minutes before slicing.

5. Add the elbow macaroni to the boiling water and cook according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water to cool down the macaroni. Mix in the mayonnaise, mustard, pickles and celery. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

4. Tips for making the perfect steak

Making the perfect steak at home doesn’t have to be difficult or intimidating! Here are a few tips to help you achieve that perfect steak:

1. Start with a Quality Cut of Meat: Make sure to use a good quality cut of meat, preferably grass fed. This not only ensures that your steak cooks to the perfect temperature, but it also ensures that your steak will be full of flavor.

2. Use a Meat Thermometer: Using a meat thermometer is paramount for making a perfect steak. A steak’s temperature will tell you everything you need to know about how it’s cooked.

3. Sear it to Perfection: Using a hot skillet is key for searing your steak to perfection. Searing seals in the steak’s natural juices, giving it an intense flavor.

4. Utilize Proper Resting: After you remove the steak from the heat, let the steak rest for 5-7 minutes. This will help the steak to cook evenly and reabsorb its natural juices.

5. Use Tips to Enhance Flavor: Add butter, herbs and spices to your skillet while it’s hot to further enhance the flavor of your steak. A few good options are garlic, rosemary and thyme.

5. A guide to choosing the best steak for your mac and cheese

As a centerpiece to your mac and cheese, it is important that your steak is flavorful, tender, and cooked to perfection. Here are a few tips to help you choose the best steak for your mac and cheese:

1. Select the Right Cut of Steak: Different cuts of steak offer different textures and levels of tenderness. Popular cuts for mac and cheese include filet mignon and ribeye steaks.

2. Look for Marbling: Marbled steaks offer superior flavor and an incredibly tender texture.

3. Check for Dry Aging or Wet Aging: Dry-aged steaks are more expensive, but they offer a deeper flavor. Wet-aged steaks are more affordable and tend to be juicy and tender.

4. Opt for Grass Fed Steak: Grass-fed steak is higher in healthy fats and more flavorful than grain-fed counterpart.

5. Choose the Right Thickness: For the best results, opt for a steak that is between 0.75-1.5 inches thick.

Choosing the right steak is key to making a delicious mac and cheese. Use these tips to keep you on the right track and enjoy a delicious steak and mac and cheese lunch or dinner.

6. How to make the best mac and cheese to go with your steak

The secret to making the best mac and cheese to accompany your steak lies in balancing flavors. As the steak is the star of the dish, the mac and cheese should be tender and flavorful to support the steak. Here are our tips on how to make the best mac and cheese:

1. Use quality ingredients: Choose quality ingredients for the best flavor. Quality cheeses can make all the difference. Consider combining Gruyere, cheddar, Parmesan, and mozzarella for optimum flavor.

2. Make a flavorful base: Create a flavorful base for your mac and cheese by using chicken or vegetable stock. You can also opt for a cream or half-and-half base for the richest flavor.

3. Make a flavorful béchamel sauce: Béchamel sauce is a creamy and buttery sauce that is typically used as the base for mac and cheese. Make sure to make a flavorful béchamel by adding generous amounts of freshly grated nutmeg, garlic, onions, and pepper.

4. Check for seasoning: Don’t be afraid to season your mac and cheese liberally. A layer of flavor is key to making a great steak and mac and cheese dish.

Once you’ve followed these steps, all you have to do is assemble the two and bake the dish. Enjoy a hearty steak and mac and cheese dinner. Bon appétit!

7. The perfect pairing: steak and mac and cheese

The combination of steak and mac and cheese is one of the most popular pairings in American cuisine. The salty and rich flavor of steak pairs perfectly with the creamy cheesiness of mac and cheese. Steak and mac and cheese are an iconic combination that bring out the best in each other.

When making a steak and mac and cheese pairing, it is important to consider the types of mac and cheese and steak that you pair together. For instance, if you are serving a ribeye steak, you may want to pair it with a creamy mac and cheese. On the other hand, if you are serving a sirloin steak, a more sharp mac and cheese will pair better.

When considering a steak and mac and cheese pairing, it is also important to consider the spices and seasonings. For a more robust flavor, you may consider using a garlic or herb butter rub for the steak. For added flavor, you can also add some freshly grated Parmesan cheese to the mac and cheese.

Ultimately, the best steak and mac and cheese pairing is the one that you feel tastes the best. Experiment with different combinations of steaks and mac and cheeses until you find the one that is perfect for you.

8. To wrap things up

The perfect steak and mac and cheese pairing is simple to make and will leave you feeling full and satisfied. All you need to do is decide on the steak and mac and cheese that you want to pair together. Consider the type of steak, cheese, and seasonings that you want to incorporate into your dish. From there, you can begin to assemble your dish.

Your steak and mac and cheese will make the perfect meal for any occasion. From a romantic dinner for two to a family gathering or a cozy night in, steak and mac and cheese will always make the perfect pairing. This classic American pairing is sure to please and is sure to become a family favorite.

So, the next time you’re feeling like something savory, whip up a batch of steak and mac and cheese. It will leave you feeling full and satisfied, and you’ll be sure to have leftovers for the next day. Enjoy!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is the best way to make Mac and Cheese?

A: For creamy and delicious Mac and Cheese with a crunchy topping, try this recipe. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Boil some macaroni noodles until they are al dente. While the noodles are cooking, melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan and add 1/4 cup of all-purpose flour. Stir for about 1 minute until the mixture becomes thick and bubbly, then slowly add 2 cups of milk while continuously whisking. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt, 1/4 teaspoon of pepper, and 2 cups of shredded cheese to the saucepan and continue to stir until all the ingredients are well-combined. Pour the macaroni noodles in a baking dish, pour the cheese sauce over the noodles, and top with 1/4 cup of panko breadcrumbs. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until the topping is golden brown. Finishing touches: Add a sprinkle of freshly chopped parsley and serve hot. Enjoy!

This is just one way to make macaroni and cheese, but there are plenty of variations you can try. For instance, you could add some cooked bacon or diced ham to the dish for added flavor. You could try using different kinds of cheeses, such as Gruyere or Gouda. You could also add some diced vegetables for extra nutrition and flavor. Try different combinations to find your perfect recipe. Bon appetite!

Q: What is the best way to cook steak?

A: For a juicy, succulent steak it is important to follow these steps. First, season your steak with salt and pepper. Let it sit for at least 30 minutes before cooking so that the flavors can really penetrate into the meat. Next, heat a skillet or grill over medium-high heat and add some oil or butter. Sear the steak for about 4 minutes on each side before transferring it to an oven at 350°F until it reaches your desired doneness. Finally, remove from the oven and let it rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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Penelope Rossi
Penelope Rossi

Hello! I'm Penny, a creative recipe developer and food stylist with a love for vegetarian and plant-based cuisine. When not gardening or hiking, you can find me in the kitchen, transforming classic dishes into healthier, veggie-packed versions. Let's embark on a delectable journey of colorful, plant-based delights together!