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Stove Top Beer & Bacon Mac ‘n Cheese

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One pot and twenty minutes are all you need for this fabulous meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Elbow Macaroni
  • 4 strips Bacon, Cut In Half
  • ⅔ cups Beer (pale Ale, Blonde, Bock, And Hef Work Well, An IPA Will Give You A Very Strong Beer Flavor)
  • 1 whole Egg
  • ½ cups Sour Cream
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1-½ cup Cheddar Cheese (fresh Grated, Pre-shreaded Has Additives That Prevents It From Melting Properly)
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • ¼ teaspoons Smoked Paprika
  • 1 pinch Cayenne

Preparation

In a large pot of boiling water, add the noodles and cook until al dente according to the package instructions. Don’t over-cook the noodles or this will end up mushy. When done, put the pasta into a colander to drain.

Return the pot to the stove over medium heat and cook the bacon until crispy. Then remove bacon from the 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 and beat until well combined. Add the butter and the beer mixture to the noodles and mix to combine then 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 and you are ready.

Makes 4 entre-sized portions.

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mkapusta on 10.23.2013

This was GREAT! Didn’t have beer, so used milk instead…hubby says it may be better than the “blue box”—which is a great compliment!

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blackhawkwife on 10.18.2012

Very good Mac & Cheese recipe!!!!

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Becki on 10.15.2012

Delicious!

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