French Dip Mac ‘N Cheese Smothered French Fries will prove that food can be more than just sustenance. It can be an experience. These fries pack in so much flavor, they’re definitely brag worthy.
The French Dips are so good, and such a fantastic weeknight dinner. We had enough leftovers for lunch the next day and STILL had more.
As a matter of fact, it was so good I just couldn’t let it go to waste.
How Did French Dip Mac ‘N Cheese Smothered French Fries Happen??
I made the slow cooker French Dips a couple of days prior, so I had a good bit of the leftover slow cooked French Dip beef. We had just made leftovers from it that day, so I felt sure nobody cared if I reinvented them.
I knew I was going to be making a batch of macaroni and cheese, and I instantly thought French Dip Mac ‘n Cheese would be fantastic.
I’m a sucker for savory on savory.
The most savory.
Now as if that wasn’t insanity enough, I made the decision to pour it over crispy french fries, of course.
I made the mac and cheese, stirred in the beef and then I added just enough of the au jus to completely moisten it and give it a good French Dip taste.
I didn’t want to mask the cheesiness, just add to the flavor by throwing a different profile in the mix.
I promise you, I was not out to create a crazy dish designed to make everyone obese with cholesterol problems and a ticket to the cath lab.
Indulging every now and then isn’t terrible. Everything in moderation…
Now, please do NOT forget the bacon on top. The creamy mac ‘n cheese and tender French dip beef is SOOOO good with the contrast of crispy bacon.
It really the contrast It just really rounds the whole gluttonous/sinful/beautiful mess out.
I think next time I’m gonna dip them in Ranch dressing.
I know, it’s adding gluttony to gluttony. But if I’m going as far as making French Dip macaroni and cheese covered french fries, why not dip them in Ranch?
A spicy ranch would be good, too.
However, they’re absolutely off the charts delicious without them, so I’m good without anything.
Please forgive the terribly manicured nails; that’s nothing new and probably will never change.
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p.s.s. Wait, why didn’t I?