Boozy Macaroni and Cheese Dog Casserole

April 01, 2020

Macaroni Casserole

YIELDS: 6 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 10 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 30 MINS

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. Booze Dogs’ Hot Dogs, either bourbon, gin, or rum (slice into 1-inch pieces)
  • 1 lb. elbow macaroni
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all- purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tablespoon spicy mustard
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 3 cups sharp Cheddar, shredded

Directions

  1. Boil large pot of water. Salt water and cook macaroni about 7 minutes
  2. Preheat broiler
  3. While pasta cooks, heat a large deep nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, then add Booze Dogs’ Hot Dogs and brown on both sides. Remove the dogs with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel lined surface.
  5. Add another tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, and the butter.
  6. After butter melts, cook onions 4 to 5 minutes, then add flour and cook another minute.
  7. Add chicken broth and cook 1 minute.
  8. Stir in milk and bring to a bubble, then season the sauce with salt, pepper, and stir in the mustard and ketchup. Lower heat and add 2 cups of the cheese. Stir to melt, 1 minute. Adjust to taste.
  9. Drain pasta thoroughly. Combine pasta and hot dogs with sauce and coat evenly then pour into large casserole and top with remaining cheese. Melt and brown cheese under broiler, 2 minutes. Serve.