7 Ways to Cook with Beer
Got extra six-packs lying around? Instead of drinking them (all), put some of the extra brew to use in beer-spiked recipes. These dishes are safe for the whole family to devour, because the alcohol cooks off during the cooking process. Here are eight tasty ways to cook with beer.
Beer is a key element of classic cheese fondue. Up the ante by serving this gooey Gouda, Swiss and lager combination in a bread bowl so you can eat every last bit of cheesy goodness.
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Spike a batch of savory quick bread with a bottle of light beer, which lends a toasty, caramelized flavor to the finished loaf.
Damaris Phillips makes a super-rich mac with beer cheese — a combination of amber beer, half-and-half, cream cheese, cheddar and Gouda that she kicks up with harissa and mustard powder.
Just about anything tastes amazing dredged in beer-spiked batter and dipped in the fryer. Try this method with vegetables and make Ree Drummond’s onion strings or Giada De Laurentiis’ cremini mushrooms.
For an easy, comforting one-pot meal, sear chicken thighs, then braise them in beer, along with onions, potatoes, mustard, sugar and thyme, for just 15 minutes.
Lager beer and soy sauce join forces for an umami-packed steak marinade.
Simmered in beer and topped with sauerkraut, onions and green peppers, Bobby Flay’s juicy bratwursts are perfect for game day (or any day!).