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Smoked Gouda Macaroni And Cheese - Part One

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This is Part 1 to the complete video of Chef Rich Sweeney of R Gang Eatery, San Diego, preparing their speciality Smoked Gouda Macaroni and Cheese. Watch part 2 at http://www.ifood.tv/recipe/r-gang-eatery-part-two
Ingredients
  Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onions 1 Small, dice
  Garlic cloves 1 Large, chop
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Smoked paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Dark beer 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Cream cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Gouda cheese 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Macaroni 1 Cup (16 tbs), cooked and drained
  Black pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Crackers 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), crumbled
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.

MAKING
2. In a pan on the stove, add vegetable oil.
3. Add onions and let it sweat.
4. Add the garlic and stir.
5. Add the cayenne pepper, chili powder, smoked paprika, garlic powder and cinnamon and stir. Keep on medium heat.
6. Add the dark beer and cook till alcohol cooks off and reduce the liquid.
7. Add cream bit by bit and stir well.
8. Take off heat so the cream doesn't boil over.
9. Add cream cheese and melt while whisking to get a smooth consistency.
10. Add smoked gouda cheese bit by bit and stir.
11. Put the pan back on the heat while making sure it doesn't get too hot.
12. Add black pepper and salt and stir well to combine.
13. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir well.
14. In a bowl, mix the butter and crumbled crackers.
15. Add the dish to a plate.
16. Sprinkle the buttered cracker over the pasta.
17. Pop into the oven for 5-6 minutes until the top is light brown.

SERVING
18. Serve hot.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Feel: 
Cheesy
Equipment: 
Frying Pan
Ingredient: 
Macaroni
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
1

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