A rich and satisfying casserole for those menfolk out there who want something a little more hearty. Beer Brats, Macaroni, and Broccoli come together in a Dark Stout Mushroom Gravy that will surely please the pickiest eater.
Mix all dry ingredients together and gently toast over med-low heat. Don't burn it - just heat the dry mixture until it smells 'toasty'.
Meanwhile - clean and de-stem mushrooms. Slice into thin slices.
Add the Veg Broth and Beer and whisk thoroughly to remove any lumps.
Stir in Soy Sauce and mushrooms and simmer until thickened
Prepare the Beer Brats according to the recipe instructions. Allow to cool and then dice into small pieces.
Prepare Pasta according to package instructions. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Microwave bag of Broccoli according to package instructions.
Pour the gravy into the pan of drained pasta and then stir in the brats and broccoli. Stir well.
Lightly toast the Rye Bread and them crumble into breadcrumbs.
Turn the pasta mixture out into a large casserole dish. Top with the breadcrumbs, and cover with parchment paper, and then seal with foil.
Bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. Remove foil and parchment and continue baking an additional 10 minutes.
Donations are always welcome!