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7 great dishes to make with beer

By / 10.05.13
Cooking with Beer Recipes

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We all enjoy a cold beer. So, besides binge drinking, what’s the best way to introduce more of it into a guy’s diet? The answer lies within tender meats, piping hot stews and crispy fried finger foods. That’s right: cooking with beer. Here are some great dishes to make with your favorite beers.

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7 Beer braised short ribs

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Quick look: Slow cooked in beer and other flavorful liquids until their tough connective tissue and stringy meat turns into a melty beef mouthgasm, braised short ribs are made for the sweet caress of a good hearty stout or lager.

The recipe: HERE.

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6 Beer battered onion rings

beer battered onion rings

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Quick look: Is there anything that wouldn’t taste good encased in a crispy, full-bodied beer batter? Onions work especially well, alone or topping a mountainous cheddar, bacon, BBQ burger. Check out this article that puts some science into the reasoning behind beer being such an awesome addition to any batter.

The recipe: HERE.

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5 Beer and cheese soup

beer cheese soup

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Quick look: Did you know such a thing exists? Get ready to go into a magical happiness coma, because this hot cauldron of bubbling beer and sharp cheese is a meal in itself.

The recipe: HERE.

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4 Beer and brats

beer brats

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Quick look: This tailgating, Super Bowl, and other manly event-worthy dish combines your choice of hot dogs, wursts or sausage and flavorful veggies in a mouthwatering bath of beer for a deep combination of flavors.

The recipe: HERE.

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3 Beer salad dressing

beer salad dressing

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Quick look: Salad dressing is an easy thing to make; just grab all of your favorite harmonizing flavor agents like salt, pepper, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice etc. pour in a bowl and stir together. This recipe knocks it out of the park with orange juice and beer. Remember guys, it’s okay to like salads even if it isn’t chicken-, egg- or tuna-.

The recipe: HERE.

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2 Beer and chicken stew

beer chicken stew

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Quick look: There isn’t a much more desirable dish to consume on a bitter cold winter’s day than a hearty stew. And what better way to make it into a savory celebration of meat, vegetables and thick sauce than with chicken thighs, mushrooms and Belgian beer?

The recipe: HERE.

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1 Beer braised oven ribs

beer braised ribs

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Quick look: Delicious, fall-off-the-bone meat that has been spiced, seasoned, braised and broiled to perfection with the aid of Guinness or another good dark beer; that’s right, “oven ribs” are done in the oven and not on the grill or in the smoker.

The recipe: HERE.

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(Previously published on April 4, 2013.)


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