Nov 4, 2014

Stove Top Beer and Bacon Mac and Cheese....the Beeroness does it again!

The Beeroness (she's cute too!)
OK, if you are looking for great sites on cooking with beer, there is really only one site you need to check out, The Beeroness. She is without a doubt (at least in my opinion) the best beer cooking site/blog that I have seen. Her recipes are wide ranging from the simple, 5 ingredient recipes to the much more complex recipes that require  a decent knowledge of cooking techniques and more exotic ingredients. You can find recipes for apps, desserts, man dishes or sides using all styles of beer. I've posted several of her recipes on this site before, and well, every time I look on her site, I see about a dozen more recipes I want to post here. Sometimes I see one that I just have to post, and this is one such post.

 Beer, bacon and mac and cheese, 3 of my favorite things!! Its not only a delicious recipe, its SUPER easy. If you can bowl water and cook bacon, you can handle this one!

Check it out!

  • 2 cups elbow macaroni 
  • 4 strips of bacon, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup beer (pale ale, blonde, bock, and Hef work well, an IPA will give you a very strong beer flavor)
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese (fresh grated, pre-shreaded has additives that prevents it from melting properly) 
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • salt to taste
  • In a large pot of boiling water, add the noodles and cook until just before done. Don't over-cook the noodles or this will end up mushy.
  • Drain the pasta, return the pot to the stove and cook the bacon until crispy, remove from pot and allow to cool.
  • Drain off bacon grease and return drained noodles to the pot.
  • In a separate bowl, add the beer, egg and sour cream, beat until well combined.
  • Add the butter and the beer mixture to the noodles and return to medium heat. Stir until the butter has melted.
  • About 1/4 a cup at a time, add the cheese. Stir until cheese has melted before adding more.
  • Add the spices and chopped bacon, stir.
    Makes 4 entre sized portions.
    For her entire article with this recipe, you can click here....
    OK, it doesn't get much easier, or better then that now does it. Give it a shot and let me know what you thought of it!
    Until next time
    Bottoms up my friends!
    The Beer Czar

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