Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Being from Wisconsin, I really love beer cheese with pretzels. It’s one of those treats we order on occasion when we go out to eat. I decided to bring it home in this delicious Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni & Cheese.
 
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This Steak and Beer Cheese Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is a creamy dinner recipe the men will especially love.Great for Pinning Image Pin It Button

 

This Steak and Beer Cheese Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is made with Coleman Steak Snacks. They are along the lines of a beef jerky snack, but are made with premium ingredients and are tender rather than dry and tough. Cooked into this delicious pasta recipe, Coleman Steak Snacks provide a burst of steak flavor and texture.

I was inspired to create this recipe around Father’s Day when I was trying to think of “manly” dinner ideas my husband may enjoy. This came to mind as the perfect “manly” dinner, though it is great for everyone. Yes, it does use alcohol, but the alcohol will evaporate with boiling so it will only leave a yummy, savory beer cheese flavor behind.

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Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni & Cheese

 

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This homemade macaroni and cheese was made in two pots/pans, but you can make it in one to save on dishes, just set the noodles aside after cooking. Rather than making this “macaroni & cheese” with the traditional macaroni elbow noodles, I went for something fancier…cavatappi noodles (aka corkscrews), but you can use whatever noodles you choose.

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (16 oz) Cavatappi noodles, cooked and drained
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 can (12 oz) beer
  • 1/3 cup Coleman Steak Snacks (I used Original flavor), minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced (optional)

 

Prepare the pasta and set aside. Do not place this back on the hot stove (and I recommend not leaving in the pan either) as it can burn and stick to the pot/pan.

Melt the butter in a large pan (a pot will work okay too). I recommend slicing the stick of butter into Tablespoons so it melts more quickly.

Add the beer and bring the mixture to a boil. Continue to cook on medium heat for 5 minutes.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 1

 

Whisk in the salt, pepper, dry mustard, and Steak Snacks. Continue cooking another 3 minutes.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 2

 

Add the cream cheese and whisk it in as it melts down, until the mixture is smooth.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 3

 

Add the shredded white cheddar cheese a little at a time, whisking it in until smooth.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 4

 

The consistency should be smooth and creamy and medium thickness so it will stick to the pasta.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 5

 

Fold the cooked Cavatappi noodles into the beer cheese sauce until combined.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Step 6

 

Optional: top with green onion. Serve hot.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Stringy

 

This creamy macaroni & cheese recipe is so delicious!

 

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Serve some up for guests on game day!

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Long Coleman

 

Coleman Premium Steak Snacks come in three varieties: Original, Cracked Pepper, and Sweet Teriyaki. They are perfect for road trips, camping, quick snacks, or just because (and, of course, in Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni & Cheese).

 

Coleman Steak Snacks

 

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Steak and Beer Cheese Pasta
 
The tender texture of the steak pieces perfectly compliments the creamy beer cheese pasta.
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Recipe type: Entree
Ingredients
  • 1 lb (16 oz) Cavatappi noodles, cooked and drained
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 can (12 oz) beer
  • ⅓ cup Coleman Steak Snacks (I used Original flavor), minced
  • ¼ teaspoon dry mustard
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons cream cheese
  • 4 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
  • 1 green onion, sliced (optional)
Instructions
  1. Melt the butter in a pan.
  2. Add beer and bring to a boil. Continue on medium heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Whisk in salt, pepper, dry mustard, and Steak Snack pieces. Continue cooking for 3 more minutes.
  4. Add cream cheese and whisk until smooth.
  5. Slowly add in the shredded cheese, about ½ cup at a time, until well-mixed and smooth. The sauce should have a creamy, medium-thick texture.
  6. Fold the Cavatappi noodles into the cheese sauce until evenly-coated.
  7. Top with green onion if desired and serve hot.

 

Steak and Beer Cheese Macaroni and Cheese Cover

 

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20 Comments

  1. I’d love to try the cracker pepper steak snacks!

  2. I am most interested in trying the sweet teriyaki variety.

  3. I’d love to try the Sweet Teriyaki steak snacks!

  4. Rose Marie Wilson

    I would love to try the original recipe and sweet teriyaki flavors, and would eat them right here at home!

  5. Susan Izbiansky

    I have never tried any of the Colman Snack but would start with original.

  6. I didn’t know Coleman had these snacks. They all sound good especially Sweet Teriyaki!

  7. These all sound great, but I’m most excited to try the cracked pepper.

  8. I would like to try any of these, as they are sound really great.

  9. I would like the Sweet Teriyaki steak. They all sound good.

  10. Sweet Teriyaki steak snacks

  11. The Sweet Teriyaki sounds yummy!

  12. The cracked pepper steak bites sound amazing.

  13. I need easy recipes in my life. This one is perfect!

  14. Katrina Brockavich

    I’m most excited to try the sweet teriyaki!

  15. I’d like to try the Sweet Teriyaki flavor first. I’d eat them at home.
    Thank you!

  16. i would try the cracked pepper steak bites !: )sound yummy !:)

  17. Ooh the Sweet teriyaki or original..sound delish!! Wondering if you can get these in grocery stores and where would they be??

  18. I want to try the sweet teriyaki

  19. Sharon L McMahan

    I am really looking forward to trying the Cracked Pepper Steak snack.

  20. I am most excited to try the Sweet Teriyaki.

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