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Beer N Brat Mac N Cheese

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Seeing a recipe for a Dip on FB, I thought we’d use Idea and turn it into a Mac. 

4 Jalapeno Cheddar Brats (Or Favorite Brat)
1/2T Butter
1.5 cans Pilsner Light Beer
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder

Up to 2/3c Reserved Beer Broth (Above)(I use 2/3c)
1/2c canned Evaporated Milk
Up to 2+3/4c Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
Brats, cut up
3T REAL Bacon Pieces
3T Fresh Onion, minced
1/2T Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
1/4tsp Dried Thyme

About 1/2 Pkg. (3c COOKED) Dried 3 Cheese Tortellini Noodles (Cooked in Water with Pinch of Sea Salt + 1/2tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil)

Bring: Beer, Butter, Brats, Salt, Garlic Powder to a boil. Boil for about 10 minutes, or so.
In sauce pan, add 2/3c reserved Beer Broth, Milk, Cheese, Brats, Bacon Pieces, Onions, Parm. Cheese, and Thyme. Stir frequently til nice and melted.
Boil Noodles with Sea Salt and Oil. Add about 3c COOKED noodles to Cheese.
I have yet to try, but, you could replace Sea Salt with Broth Cube (Crushed). We liked as was, so keeping it.
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Smoked Pumpkin Seeds – 2 Recipes

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tTt’s Beered Salt N Pepper Pumpkin Seeds (THE BEST SEED I’VE EVER EATEN!!!):
Brine:
1can Miller Lite Beer
1/2T Cracked Pepper
1/3c SEA SALT
2 1/4c Pumpkin Seeds

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

Season:
3/4tsp Cracked Pepper
3/4tsp Lawry’s Season Salt
(Directions Below)


cajunbloodypumpkinseedsTay’s Cajun Bloody Seeds (Good, but, not as good as tTt’s recipe!)
Brine:
2c Pumpkin Seeds
1c – 1.5c Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
To 1T Sea Salt
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1T Lemon Juice
1T Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/4tsp Worcestershire

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Hickory Chips

Season Mix (Toss with-Premix THEN add to seeds!):
2-3T Mr. Mrs T’s Bloody Mary Mix
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/8tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/8tsp Worcestershire
-Then Season with (Premix THEN add to seeds!):
1tsp + 1/4tsp Sea Salt
2tsp McCormick’s Cajun
1tsp Dill (Dried)
1/2tsp Course Cracked Pepper
1/4tsp Paprika

Directions for Both:
While gutting Pumpkins, Place seeds into pot of warm water (Easier cleaning).
Rinse off seeds, removing pumpkin guts.
Add to Brine/Marinade. Marinade overnight (We did little over 12 hours).
Light pat with paper towel (Mine weren’t complete dry. Just gave one pat.) We smoked- Lay Foil over grates. LIGHTLY brush foil, on grates, with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.  Lay seeds down. Smoke 1 hour. Good time to PREMIX Season Mixes.  Toss with Season Mix.
…   (Cajun Bloody– Premix Top part of season mix, toss with seeds, THEN season with Lower Season Mix!) …
BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY a foil lined baking dish
. Bake 375 for about 8-13 minutes… KEEP AN EYE ON… THEY BURN FAST! Cook to a light crisp.
– Tip: PreMix Seasons Mixes to quicken cooking, and spread flavor better!!!
I like to cook til they have a crisp. DELICIOUS! And, YES! You can eat the
entire thing!
*Smoking Optional, but tasty!
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Drunken Cheese in a Bowl (Beer Cheese Soup)

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1T Butter + Lil for rubbing crockpot
4 Chicken Broth Cubes + 4 cups Water
1 can Beer (We used Lite Miller… Pilsner)
1 can Cream of CELERY (On accident I got FAT FREE, was great!)
2 Celery Stalks, sliced
3/4c Mushroom, sliced
2 smaller Potatoes, diced
1 Large Carrot, grated
1 Onion, chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, minced
10 oz. cubed VELVEETA Cheese
1/4c Grated Parmesan & Romano Blend (Stuff on store shelf) **See notes
.5 lb Turkey Smoked Sausage Link, sliced
1T Worcestershire
1 tsp Louisiana Hot Sauce
1 tsp Dry Mustard Powder
1/4 tsp Course Black Pepper
1/4 tsp Paprika
A smidge less than 1/8 tsp Cayenne
1/4c Heavy Creamer (Add later)

Rub Crock with butter. Add all, EXCEPT heavy creamer. Cook on LOW or WARM for 4-6 hours. Stirring frequently. About 30 minutes before serving, add Heavy Creamer. Serve ALONE or with sliced Jalapenos, or crumbled bacon, or popcorn.

**Notes: You can use the regular shelf kind Grated Parmesan, without Romano.