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Beer Recipes - Cooking with Beer Recipes

Beer also has wonderful tenderizing properties, making it an excellent choice for a marinade for tougher cuts of meat. Baked goods using beer have a more moist texture and a longer shelf life. Learn more about Cooking with Beer and try one of these beer recipes.

Apple Beignets Recipe
Calvados-flavored deep-fried apples are coated in beer batter and topped with apricot sauce.

Basic Beer-Can Chicken Recipe
This delicious chicken dish is also called beer butt chicken. The method involves placing a can of liquid up into the cavity of the chicken, then roasting. The liquid inside the can boils forcing flavor up and through the meat. Try experimenting with various fruit juices in the can instead of beer.

Batter-Dipped Fondue Meatballs Recipe
Ground beef and sausage meatballs are dipped into a beer batter and fried in a fondue pot. The meatballs are served with mustard and horseradish sauces. Make the sauces at least 1 hour in advance and refrigerate.

Beef & Guinness Stew Recipe
The Guinness stout beer not only helps tenderize the beef, it also gives a rich malty flavor to this chunky stew. It is also flavored with onions, carrots, garlic, and thyme. The stew may be made on the stove-top or oven.

Beef in Beer and Onions Recipe
Beef is slowly braised with onions and dark beer to tender perfection. The onions will break down and combine with the beer to create a rich and flavorful natural gravy.

Beef Stew with Newcastle Brown Ale and Dumplings Recipe
Brown ale makes a robust gravy for beef stew with dumplings. The stew is also enriched with bacon, red onions, potatoes, parsnips, carrots, and celery, along with rosemary as the prevailing herb. You may substitute other dark beer for the ale.

Beer and Ginger Marinade Recipe
Beer, ginger, garlic, olive oil, and orange peel are combined in a flavorful marinade for beef. Goes particularly well with flank steak.

Beer Batter Squid Recipe
Fried calamari is a popular appetizer at restaurants. This version of fried squid uses a simple but flavorful beer batter. If you do not have a deep-fryer, simply use a deep, heavy skillet. Serve with condiment bowls of spaghetti sauce for dipping.

Beer Braised Brisket Recipe
Braising tenderizes beef brisket and makes a gravy full of vegetable beef flavor and enriched by beer. If you cannot eat pork, substitute chicken or turkey bacon.

Beer Brats (Bratwurst) Recipe
Popular at tailgate and Super Bowl parties, beer brats are good year-round. It is hard to believe you only need four simple ingredients to make this quick and tasty dish. Do not restrict yourself to bratwurst. Use this method with hot dogs, Italian sausage, knockwurst, or just about any link sausage. If you love onions, double the amount.

Beer Bread Recipe
Add a few simple ingredients to a can of beer and make a delicious loaf of beer bread. This bread is best eaten right from the oven. Heavenly! If you do have leftovers (doubtful!), it makes great toast.

Beer Puffs Recipe
These tiny puff rolls made with beer may be filled with crab salad, tuna salad, chicken salad or whatever suits your fancy for a tasty appetizer. They are quite easy to make, are a perfect bite-size sandwich, and perfect for parties. Beer puffs work equally as well with sweet fillings for dessert bites.

Bourbon Stout Yam Waffles Recipe
Stout beer gives a wonderful yeasty flavor to waffles while the yams add a gentle sweetness. These are great for breakfast, but also good for dinner as a change of pace.

Braised Lamb Shanks with Sour Cream and Capers Recipe
This recipe may be cooked on top of the stove or in the oven. Sour cream and capers are added to braised lamb shanks for a piquant, smooth sauce.

Braised Oxtail with Carrots Recipe
The rich beef flavor of oxtails marries perfectly with the sweetness of carrots. Serve with buttered noodles, mashed potatoes or rice to take advantage of the natural pan gravy.

Brie in Puff Pastry with Vegetables and Ale Recipe
Brie rounds are topped with shallots, onions, and mushrooms sauteed in ale, then wrapped in puff pastry and baked.

Cheese Bacon Beer Bread Recipe
This quick bread is leavened with beer and baking powder instead of yeast so it goes together fast and requires no rising time. Great with soups and stews.

Cheese & Mustard Bread Recipe
This rye yeast bread is stuffed with Swiss Emmenthaler cheese and grainy mustard.

Cherry Beer Cake Recipe
The beer gives a richness to this surprisingly light cake. Maraschino cherries line the bottom of the Bundt pan with the batter poured on top, creating a cherry upside-down cake. The icing is also made with beer, but you'd never know it by taste.

Chicken and Dumplings Recipe
Potatoes make the dumplings light and airy while an amber lager beer lends richness to the chicken stew. Do not miss the variations. Turkey may be substituted for the chicken. The instructions may appear lengthy, but this is easy to make.

Chocolate Porter Cake Recipe
Porter is a rich, dark beer. Its delicious malt flavor enhances the flavor of chocolate in this cake.

Clam Beer Appetizers Recipe
Beer and clams go together well in this finger food appetizer. If you cannot use beer, substitute with clam juice.

Coconut Beer Shrimp with Sweet & Tangy Sauce Recipe
Creole-seasoned shrimp is dipped in beer batter and rolled in coconut, then deep-fried. You can use a commercial Creole seasoning mix, if you wish, or make your own. This recipe works well as an appetizer or entree.

Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe
This is a hearty meal in one pot with corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots in a savory broth. Feeds a dozen hungry guests or plan on leftovers.

Crab Boil Spice Mix Recipe
Easy crab boil spice mix may be used for shrimp, crawfish, lobster or crab.

Crab Puffs Recipe
Looking for a new and different finger food for parties? You can use fresh or canned crab for these delicious light morsels. If you can't use beer, substitute clam juice or chicken broth. Crab puff appetizers may be served warm or at room temperature.

Curried Apple and Sweet Potato Soup Recipe
Apples and sweet potatoes meld harmoniously into this soup flavored with curry, cinnamon, ginger, and soy sauce. Plan ahead to soak the raisins in beer for at least 30 minutes before beginning.

Danish Fondue Recipe
Delicious and satisfying fondue is made with bacon, Havarti and Gouda cheeses, and beer. Turkey bacon may be substituted for traditional pork bacon, if you wish.

Deep Fried Asparagus Recipe
Fresh asparagus is dipped in a simple beer batter and deep-fried. Keep this easy beer batter recipe on hand to use with other vegetables as well as seafood, fish, and chicken tenders.

German Beer Coffee Cake Recipe
Filled with walnuts and dates, this spicy coffee cake gets its leavening from beer.

Glens of Antrim Irish Stew Recipe
This authentic Irish stew is purported to be a favorite of actor Liam Neeson. Use lamb for the real thing or substitute beef. Guiness stout beer gives a rich flavor to the gravy, but red wine or extra beef broth may be substituted.

Guinness Stout Brownies Recipe
The original version of these brownies was developed in Ireland. The malt in the Guinness stout beer intensifies the flavor of the chocolate in these delicious brownies. The texture is an interesting combination of fudge, mousse, candy, and traditional brownies. Although decadently chocolate, they are surprisingly light due to the eggs. You...

Homemade Worcestershire Sauce Recipe
Consider making your own Worcestershire sauce at home. It does contain a lot of ingredients, but the method is very simple and easy.

Hot Beef and Pinto Bean Chili Dip Recipe
Imagine all your favorite burrito ingredients melted together. Served with tortilla chips or corn chips, this hot dip is sure to be a hit at your next party. Best of all, it may be made up to 2 days in advance.

Hot Dog Vegetable Stew Recipe
This vegetable stew is loaded with hot dogs as well as veggies. It's a hearty recipe your kids will enjoy and adults, too. Do not be disheartened by the list of ingredients. This is really easy and fast. Cut the hot dogs in fun shapes and use any small pasta shapes that appeal to your children.

Irish American Lamb Stew Recipe
Guinness stout gives richness and depth to this lamb stew without any hint of beer flavor. Irish stew is traditionally made with lamb, but you may substitute beef if you must. The onions, peas, and mushrooms add flavor, but you might wish to add some garlic for extra punch. Serve with Irish mashed potatoes called champ or poundies. Makes a hearty and filling meal for St. Patrick's Day or any day.

Irish Boiled Dinner Recipe
Hearty Irish brisket is slow-cooked with cabbage, leeks, carrots, potatoes, and turnips. Beer gives depth and richness to the broth without lending any beer flavor.

Kielbasa in Fondue Recipe
It's hard to think of a better combination for flavor and fun at parties and social occasions. Use kielbasa cooked in beer as dippers for Cheddar and Swiss cheese fondue. This is quick and incredibly easy.

London Broil Braised in Stout Recipe
Stout beer tenderizes oven-baked London broil roast and makes a rich, robust gravy.

Maria's Pasta and Eggplant in Beer Recipe
Eggplant, peas, and ham are cooked in beer and mixed with penne pasta for a simple, but hearty meal.

Mutton in Beer Recipe
This medieval recipe still works well with mutton, lamb or beef. The beer and onions make a hearty gravy.

Not Your Mother's Pot Roast Recipe
This pot roast is a restaurant favorite. It uses beer, molasses, mustard, and herbs in the gravy, along with turnips and rutabagas.

Oven Beercan Chicken Recipe
Beercan chicken is a popular outdoor grill recipe, but it is not feasible for everyone at any time of the year. The solution is this easy beercan chicken made in the oven. It is incredibly moist, tender, and flavorful.

Oxtail Ragout Recipe
Onions, garlic, turnips, carrots, herbs, spices, and stout beer add tremendous flavor to chunky oxtail stew. The pressure cooker makes quick work of tenderizing and extracting flavor from the beef oxtails when standard simmering would take twice as long.

Oysters on Creamed Leeks with Guinness Hollandaise Recipe
Updated and upscaled, this Irish version of oysters on the halfshell with Guinness beer hollandaise sauce is easy yet elegant. The caramelized creamed leeks are the icing on the cake.

Peanut Butter Chicken Wings Recipe
The spicy sauce gets an Asian influence from peanut butter. These fast and easy baked wings will be a hit at any party or celebration.

Quick Beef Carbonnade Recipe
This ground beef dish is made in a Dutch oven. The beer and seasonings make a wonderful gravy for this hearty stew.

Raisin Beer Sauce Recipe
Raisins, beer, cinnamon, cloves, and brown sugar make a delicious sauce for ham or smoked beef tongue. The sauce is served hot.

Red Cabbage, Apples and Sausage Recipe
Apples and cabbage are always a great combination, but add sausage and beer and you have a true taste sensation. It is a meal in itself.

Saint Lioba Beer and Mushroom Soup Recipe
Beer and mushrooms add depth and flavor to this version of creamy onion soup served with a sprinkling of Gruyere cheese. Be sure to serve some bread to soak up every drop of the soup.

Sauerkraut & Rye Bread Stuffing Recipe
Sauerkraut is a mid-Atlantic favorite and this recipe combines it with rye bread for a unique stuffing. You may substitute turkey bacon, if need be.

Sauerkraut Spareribs Recipe
This hearty meal pairs sauerkraut with country-style pork spareribs enriched with beer, onions, and spices. If you do not wish to use the beer, simply substitute additional beef broth. The dish is quite easy to make but will take some time to simmer, so plan ahead.

Scotch Ale Potatoes Recipe
Red potatoes are marinated in Scotch ale, rosemary, and shallots, then roasted and topped with Parmesan cheese. These potatoes are oven-roasted, but you may also roast them on the grill in foil packets.

Southern Cooked Greens Recipe
Bacon, beer, and onions flavor mixed mustard, collard, turnip, kale, and spinach greens. Keep in mind that the greens will need to cook more than an hour and plan appropriately.

Spicy Mexican Fondue Recipe
Refried beans, cheddar cheese, and chile peppers give a Mexican twist to fondue.

Steamed Clams with Bacon and Beer Recipe
Bacon, onion, garlic, and beer flavor the sauce for steamed clams. Water or chicken stock may be substituted for the beer, but do use the beer if at all possible. It lends incredible flavor.

Stuffed Squash Blossoms Recipe
If you are lucky enough to have a garden full of zucchini, acorn squash, pumpkin or other squash, try stuffed squash blossoms. These are stuffed with an herbed cheese mixture, dipped in a light beer batter, and then fried to a golden brown.

Warm Potato Salad with Beer Dressing Recipe
Red potatoes and onions form the base of this simple potato salad with a flavorful dressing made with beer and mustard. The potato salad may be served warm or at room temperature.

Weight Watcher's Irish Stew Recipe
Calories and fat are reduced for dieters in this Weight Watcher's version of hearty Irish stew with lamb and potatoes. It is quite easy to make, and the 2 hours of cooking time is well-spent.

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