Foodies start cooking with beer not only on National Beer Lover’s Day but also on regular days. Adding beer is one of the healthy ways to add flavor to your dish, especially if you cook meat.
If you are new to this stuff, and you want to try it, here are some of the savory dishes you can cook with beers.
15 Easy and Delicious Beer Recipes You Should Try
1. Beer & Cheese Fondue
Beer plus cheese is the best combination there is. Best served with bread cubes, carrots, celery, and squash! The beer takes your cheese experience on another level.
2. Beer Brat Nachos
Get that Midwest vibes with this tasty snacktime treat. Nachos glazed with beer-flavored cheese glazed with beer-flavored cheese is a sure hit for any party.
3. Crockpot Cheddar Bacon Beer Dip
Get that extra cheesy flavor by using Wisconsin cheddar. And if you want to achieve that tangy flavor, avoid using the dark beer varieties.
Reminder: Cooking with beer adds earthy flavor, so for this dish, you have the option to put less amount of beer. This way, the smoky flavor the bacon would dominate your palette.
4. Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup
This creamy soup absolutely tastes delicious! The beer leaves an extra kick to the overall taste, and the broccoli will surprise you with that crunchy texture. Perfect for your next big lunch!
Tip: For best results, boil the broccoli in a separate pan and add it as varnish.
5. Soft Beer Pretzel Nuggets
Who would have thought that beer and pretzel would go together? Cooking with beer is a must once you’ve experienced a burst of flavors of these soft homemade pretzel nuggets offer.
6. Irish Spiced Beef
Tender and juicy! This classic Irish dish is often mixed with spices and boiled in Guinness.
Tip: To achieve that intense flavor, cure the beef for at least 5 days.
7. Butternut Squash Oven Risotto
This recipe makes cooking with beer totally healthy! It tastes a little different from the regular risotto, but the beer infuses well with the rest of the flavors, leaving you wanting for more.
Tip: We used an oven for this dish, but if you don’t have one, then you can use a large pot. Don’t forget to stir occasionally!
8. Cheese Bites
We love cheese bites! Another great snack for Beer Day! Mouth-watering cheese cubes dipped in beer and flour mixture is best paired with a grilled ham sandwich.
9. Pressure Cooker German Goulash
This rich-flavored meat dish is traditionally served with cooked pasta. Though a staple food in Germany, it’s been revered by many because of its sweet flavor.
Reminder: Sweet Paprika adds a flavorful twist, especially when cooking with beer. Don’t hesitate to add more! For this dish, paprika is actually the ingredient that sets German Goulash apart from the regular beef stew.
10. Country-Style Barbecue Ribs
Sweet mother of ribs! Braised in barbecue sauce and beer mixture, this recipe is a vanishing act for any gatherings.
11. Porcini Mac N’ Cheese
Creamy with a touch of ale. This recipe is a more flavorful version of mushroom mac and cheese. The strong flavor of pumpkin or amber ale is an excellent added twist.
12. Honey Beer Bread
Cooking with beer goes beyond the main dishes! You can have this sumptuous bread recipe with only four ingredients—another great addition to your National Beer Day celebration.
13. Apple Fritter Cake
This delectable apple fritter cake is the go-to comfort food. This cake is actually inspired by breakfast food. It’s soft and packed with cinnamon!
Tip: If you’re not a fan of adding beer to your food, you can use unsweetened apple juice instead.
14. Chocolate Guinness Cake
One of the best desserts you can whip up when cooking with beer! This moist chocolate cake tastes even better because of Guinness beer and, of course, cream cheese frosting.
Trivia: Did you know that Guinness beer is good for the heart? It has antioxidant compounds that can help reduce blood clots.
15. Banana Beer Bread
Anyone who knows their way around a kitchen can pull this off. Beer and banana combined to make a tasty treat. But make sure to avoid using Indian pale ale (IPA) beer for this recipe; otherwise, your beernana (get it?) bread will taste bitter.
If you love chicken and you want to cook it with beer, check out I Love My Tongue’s Beer Chicken Wings video tutorial:
And that’s it. You can’t go wrong cooking with beer! These recipes would definitely make your National Beer Day celebration complete.
What’s your favorite beer recipe? Let us know in the comments section!
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