Sunday, November 10, 2013

Debo’s Crazy Cheesy Chili Mac

Nearly every culture developed their own version of beer. Africans used millet, maize and cassava. Chinese used wheat. Japanese used rice. The Egyptians used barley. Hops the main ingredient in modern beer beverages wasn’t used in brewing until 1000 AD.

The modern era of brewing beer could not begin until the invention of commercial refrigeration, methods of automatic bottling, and pasteurization.

4,000 years ago in Babylon, it was an accepted practice that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son in law with all the beer he could drink. In ancient Babylon, the calendar was lunar based (based on the cycle of the moon). The month following any wedding was called the "honey month" which evolved into "honeymoon". Mead is a honey beer and what better way to celebrate a honeymoon.

January 1935, the first canned beer, "Krueger Cream Ale," was sold by the Kruger Brewing Company, Richmond, VA.
Research Source: About

It’s easy dinner for any night of the week. The family will have a smile when they eat this chili mac.

Debo’s Crazy Cheesy Chili Mac
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1 pound ground beef
1 pound ground pork sausage
1 bottle beer (I used 3/4 bottle of Shiner Bock beer)
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans
1 package taco seasoning mix
1 package mild chili seasoning mix
1 (10 oz.) can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 (4 oz.) can diced green chilies
1 (12 oz.) box rotini
12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese ( I used Velveeta)

In a large skillet over medium heat, add meat and beer. Crumble meat as it cooks, and cook until no longer pink. Drain excess liquid. Add refried beans to the meat mixture, and stir well. Add taco seasoning mix, chili seasoning mix, diced tomatoes with green chilies, stirring.

Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain pasta and return pasta to pot. Add cheese, and stir until cheese melted. Top with meat mixture, and stir. Enjoy!

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