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CHEESY BEER BACON STUFFING

Yield

8 servings

Time

1 hour 25 minutes

This bacon beer cheese stuffing will kick your side dish game to the next level! Classic stuffing spiked with citrus beer, savory bacon, and cheddar cheese.

INGREDIENTS

‣ 3/4 cup salted butter ‣ 2 stalk celery, chopped (roughly 1/2 cup) ‣ 1 large sweet onion, chopped (roughly 1/2 cup) ‣ 1 pinch salt ‣ 1 pinch black pepper ‣ 1/2 cup beer, such as Blue Moon ‣ 2 large eggs ‣ 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce ‣ 2 cup low-sodium chicken broth ‣ 10 cup French bread, cubed, dried out overnight ‣ 10 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked, drained, and chopped, divided ‣ 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, divided ‣ 1 tablespoon fresh thyme, chopped and divided ‣ 2 teaspoon sage, chopped

1

Toss the butter in a skillet and allow it to melt. Add the celery, onions, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook the veggies until tender.

COOK THE CELERY AND ONIONS

2

Pour beer into the skillet and bring it back up to a simmer. Allow everything to cook until the liquid has reduced by half and it turns an opaque golden color. Remove the skillet from heat.

ADD THE BEER

3

In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, Worcestershire sauce, and chicken broth. Set this bowl aside as well.

MIX THE BROTH

4

In a very large bowl (I like using a 13-quart mixing bowl), add the french bread, 1/2 of the bacon, 1/2 of the cheddar cheese, 1/2 of the thyme, and the sage.

START ADDING ALL OF THE INGREDIENTS

5

Pour the cooked veggies into the bowl with the bread.

POUR IN THE COOKED VEGGIES & BEER

6

Also pour in the chicken broth mixture.

ADD THE BROTH MIXTURE

7

Gently toss the mixture to coat the bread.

MIX IT ALL UP

8

Spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray, then pour the stuffing mixture in. Finish up by sprinkling the remaining bacon, cheese, and thyme on top. When done, bake!

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