Beer isn't just for drinking anymore. With St. Patrick's Day right around the corner, learn to embrace the beverage for baking, marinating, frying and more.
Beer Cheese Spread
Recipe: Beer Cheese Spread
This recipe makes a lot, but it can be frozen for up to a month. It fits perfectly into 4 (10-oz.) ramekins. Try it over French fries, hot dogs, and chili for your St. Patrick's Day celebration.
Pork with Apples, Bacon, and Sauerkraut
Thinly sliced pancetta (unsmoked Italian bacon cured with salt and spices) and a few quick twists of kitchen string turn an inexpensive pork loin into a party-worthy dish.
Beer-battered "Fried" Onion Rings
Fry the largest rings of sliced onions in a skillet with olive oil, then transfer to a baking sheet and bake to finish the rings. Sprinkle with kosher salt just before serving–It clings best to the rings.
Gingerbread Cake With Stout Buttercream
Not just any beer will work in this German-inspired cake. Use a stout–The bold flavor of the beer complements the spices in the gingerbread cake mix. Spread a simple buttercream icing over the cake and garnish with toasted pecans.
Peppered Beef Soup
Dry-Brined Beer-Can Chicken
Recipe: Dry-Brined Beer-Can Chicken
Grilling is a delicious way to "roast" a whole bird, especially when beer is involved. Use a milder brew if you wish, but skip hoppy IPAs.
Double Whammie Yeast Rolls
Recipe: Double Whammie Yeast Rolls
The double whammy comes from using beer and potato buds in the recipe.
Beer-Batter Fried Pickles
Beer-Cheese Fondue with Baby Cauliflower
Use this recipe for a quick, cheesy dip for baby cauliflower or any veggie you'd like.
Spicy Slow-Cooker Beef Chili
Recipe: Spicy Slow-Cooker Beef Chili
Once the chilly weather sets in, we guarantee you'll be looking forward to this spicy dish after a long day at work.
Sweet Beer Bread
Recipe: Sweet Beer Bread
The four-ingredient loaf calls for flour, sugar, beer, and butter or margarine. Experiment with this recipe and make it your own by adding cheeses, chives, or other fresh ingredients to flavor the bread.
Marinated Flank Steak
Recipe: Marinated Flank Steak
Marinate your steak in beer, Italian dressing, and fajita seasoning for an easy and delicious supper.
Beer-Battered Fried Fish
Recipe: Beer-Battered Fried Fish
Any type of white, flaky fish may be substituted for grouper.
Recipe: Bacon-and-Bourbon Collards
Brown sugar, bourbon, and ale beer elevate a traditional collards recipe to a whole new level.
Mom's Signature Roast Beef
Recipe: Mom's Signature Roast Beef
Combine a chuck roast, veggies, potatoes, and a beer and let this classic dish bake for hours until the meat is succulent and fork-tender.
Recipe: Grilled Bratwurst
The bratwurst, king of the hot dogs, is simmered in beer and seasonings then piled high with fresh veggies and a special mustard sauce, made with cider vinegar, beef bouillon cubes, and a little sugar.