About the Dish

4 ounces Macaroni
1/2 cup Whole Milk
1/2 teaspoon PeachDish Salt
2 cloves Garlic
10 ounces Snap Beans
2 sprigs Thyme
8 ounces Grass-Fed Sirloin
2 tablespoons All Purpose Flour
2 ounces Shredded Cheeses
1 pat Butter
Per Serving
Calories 750
Total Fat 36 g
Saturated Fat 13 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 120 mg
Sodium 680 mg
Total Carbohydrates 63 g
Dietary Fiber 5 g
Sugar 8 g
Protein 44 g
Chef Seth Freedman

Chef Seth has cooked with Oceana, March, and Tabla in NYC, and the Four Seasons and Bacchanalia at Star Provisions in Atlanta. His culinary style focuses on fresh, seasonal ingredients from local, sustainable producers.

Since joining the PeachDish team in 2014 as Culinary Director, Seth Freedman has created hundreds of exciting and fun-to-make menus using fresh, seasonal ingredients from around the South. Seth worked with top chefs in New York and in Atlanta, and worked as the Program Director for a farm to school pilot program aimed at developing standards-based, hands-on garden and cooking curriculum for children from kindergarten to fifth grade. Seth also spent several years working as a farmers market chef in Atlanta. During this time, he established and developed connections between the market and local schools, after-school clubs, senior living facilities, and other community organizations. At these community connection posts, he shared his culinary knowledge and expertise, giving hands on cooking instruction as he explained how farmers markets can benefit an individual's health and community. In 2016, Chef Seth was named a Georgia Grown Executive Chef for his commitment to locally grown food. Seth loves cooking and teaching. This is as obvious when he reminisces on his former role at farmers markets as it is when he discusses his role at PeachDish. He believes that the objectives for both positions are not so different; both as Market Chef and as PeachDish Culinary Director, Seth helps people approach the idea of cooking for themselves, and gives them the tools to do so in a way that improves their health and supports Georgia’s local farming community. PAST WORK: Oceana, NYC, New York; March, NYC, New York; Tabla, NYC, New York; Four Seasons, Atlanta, GA; Star Provisions, Atlanta, GA; Bacchanalia, Atlanta, GA; Seeds of Nutrition, Atlanta, GA; Community Farmers Markets, East Atlanta Village, Atlanta GA.

Brown Ale

Amber and brown ales were some of the first beer styles brewed when brewpubs started popping up in the 1980's. Two reasons: American brewers were still rather new to brewing after the Prohibition, and the amber and brown ales are forgiving. They were also approachable beers distinct from the light lagers of the macro-breweries. For this comfort food, a good old brown ale is our suggestion. The nuttiness will complement the gravy.

R. J. Rockers Brown Eyed Squirrel - Spartanburg, NC

Pinot Noir-Chardonnay - Champagne, France

The palate-scrubbing bubbles of champagne will reset the palate after every bite of this rich dish. The acidity will counter-balance the oily weight of the fried sirloin and cut through the creaminess of the mac-n-cheese.

Louis Roederer ‘Brut Premier,’ Champagne, France


MISE EN PLACE • Trim snap beans. Cut into 2-inch pieces. • Peel and slice garlic.
• In a saucepan combine macaroni, 1 cup water, milk and 1/4 teaspoon PeachDish Salt. Place over medium heat. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid simmers. • Reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring often, until pasta tender but not mushy, about 10 minutes.
While macaroni cooks: • Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. When oil is hot, add garlic. Cook, stirring, until garlic is fragrant, about 1 minute. • Add beans, 1 cup water, thyme sprigs, 1/4 teaspoon PeachDish Salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. • When liquid simmers, cover pan, and reduce heat to low. Cook until beans are tender, 10-12 minutes. • Drain beans, and discard thyme. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
While beans cook: • Uuing a heavy skillet or meat mallet, pound steaks to 1/4-inch thickness. • Season steaks on all sides with a total 1/4 teaspoon PeachDish Salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. • Dust evenly with flour.
• Place a skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon cooking oil. When oil is hot, add steaks. Cook without disturbing until deeply browned on bottom, 2-3 minutes. • Flip steaks. Cook without disturbing until deeply browned on other side, 2-3 minutes (this will yield a medium-rare steak. For medium to medium-well, cook 1-3 minutes more per side). • Transfer steaks to 2 plates.
• Remove pasta from the heat. Stir in half of cheese. • Stir in remaining cheese and butter. • Adjust consistency as desired with hot water. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired with PeachDish Salt.
Divide macaroni and beans between plates. Enjoy!