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LordofBeers 10-12-2011 12:50 PM

Beer Mac n Cheese
Hey Beerlovers!

Looking for a beer Mac n cheese recipe. Any good ones out there? The cheesier and gooier the better! Help!

Evets 10-12-2011 05:33 PM

I've never heard of that and don't have anything to offer, but as soon as saw the question, I wondered what pasta would be like cooked in beer instead of water. I think it's an idea worthy of an experiment, by golly.

Airplanedoc 10-12-2011 05:44 PM

Beer Mac and Cheese

2 1/2 cups uncooked whole wheat elbow noodles
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons flour
8 ounces milk
8 ounces beer
8 ounces freshly grated cheddar cheese
4 ounces Gruyère cheese
1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of black pepper
pinch of nutmeg
1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
10 large basil leaves, chopped for garnish

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Prepare water for pasta and boil according to directions, shaving 1-2 minutes off of cooking time since pasta will continue to cook in the oven.

Heat a saucepan over medium high heat and add butter. Once melted and sizzling, whisk in flour to create a roux and cook until bubbly and golden in color, about 2 minutes. Add milk and beer into saucepan whisking constantly, then add cheeses and stir until melted. Turn heat down to medium and continue to stir, cooking for 5-6 minutes while mixture thickens. It will most likely NOT thicken like regular mac and cheese because of the beer, but you want it to thicken a little bit. Stir in pepper, paprika and nutmeg.

Add noodles (once cooked and drained) to a casserole dish, then pour cheese over top, mixing gently to combine. Top with panko bread crumbs and an additional sprinkle of cheese if desired. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly and golden on top.

Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes, then top with fresh basil.

roylee 10-14-2011 03:13 PM

We did airplanedoc's beer mac & cheese last night. Very good!!

Pennsyltucky 11-22-2011 12:14 PM

I haven't tested this yet... but it looks delicious. The author makes a point of mentioning gooeyness in the recipe.

Bock Beer Macaroni and Cheese | Evil Shenanigans - Baking & Cooking Blog

I imagine this would be awesome using some Rauchbier.

RedHouse 12-08-2011 04:33 PM

That looks pretty damn good!

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