Our favourite part of cooking at home rather than ordering from restaurant menus is that we can choose the cool and unique ingredients that go into our dishes! We recently saw a TV show where a cook made different kinds of meals with beer and we can’t stop thinking about that because we can appreciate a good beer, so we’ve been keeping our eyes peeled for homemade versions that we can try in our own kitchen.
Just in case you love the idea of making awesome recipes and dishes containing beer just as much as we do, if not more, here’s a list of some of the best flavour combinations and dish ideas we’ve come across so far!
1. Tortilla wrapped bratwursts with beer mustard
The awesome part about cooking with beer is that sometimes it tastes best in the actual dish you’re cooking and sometimes it tastes best as the base of a sauce that amps the flavour of your dish up ten fold. The latter is the case with these fantastic tortilla wrapped bratwurst sausages dipped in beer mustard! Get the full instructions for making these on Homemade Hooplah.
2. Bacon beer cheese dip
Did we just catch your attention talking about dips above and now you can’t stop thinking about the idea of making all kinds of beer based dips for game day? Then we have a sneaking suspicion you’ll get along very well indeed with this mouthwatering bacon beer cheese dip recipe outlined step by step on Foodie Crush.
3. Caramelized pineapple beer shortcake
When you started thinking about unique recipes made with beer were you actually hoping to come across something a little more unexpected? Well, we think we might have hit the nail on the head with this dish featured on The Beeroness! They show you how to make a caramelized pineapple beer shortcake that’s surpsiringly sweet and light.
4. Chocolate stout tart
Now that we’ve got you thinking about sweet treats made with beer, are you imagining all the possibilities in the beer desserts department? Then here’s another one for your to do list! Check out how Cups and Spoonfuls made this delicious chocolate stout tart topped with cream cheese and crumbled pretzels.
5. Stovetop pale ale chilli
Sometimes, cooking with beer is a great way to add a simple, deep flavour to an otherwise classic dish, just to kick it up a notch for fall. This deliciously flavourful stovetop pale ale chilli is exactly what we mean! See how it’s done on Homemade Interest in surprisingly few simple steps.
6. Pretzel bread with pimento beer cheese
Just in case you’re still practically drooling over the idea of making a sauce that has both cheese and beer involved but you haven’t seen a full dish option yet that quite appealed to you in its entirety, here’s another delicious option for your consideration! Check out how My Modern Cookery made this fragrant pretzel bed with pimento beer cheese that has a kick.
7. Beer candied pecans
Have you actually been scrolling through our list hoping to come across something with a little more crunch than what you’ve seen so far? Then maybe you’d prefer to try this salty, crunchy snack outlined step by step on The Beeroness! They show how to make scrumptious beer candied pecans.
8. Citrus wheat beer jelly
Just in case you’re still in the market for something a lot more unique than what you’ve seen so far, here’s a jelly that is- you guessed it- actually made from beer! Fresh Preserving shows you the full process for making citrus wheat beer jelly that’s surprisingly flavourful and light, all at once.
9. Slow cooker spicy chicken chilli with beer biscuits
Did we catch your attention when we started talking about beer based chilli but you’ve actually always preferred a crock pot method to stove top when it comes to ways to make it? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Slow Cooker Gourmet made this spicy chicken chilli with beer biscuits.
10. Chorizo stout sloppy joes
While we’re out here putting unique, beer based twists on classic favourites, why not try a different spin on the sloppy joe sandwiches we all know and love? Table For Two shows you how to make chorizo stout sloppy joes that have a deep, rich taste with lots of kick.
11. Turkey and mushroom quesadillas with beer pickled jalapenos
Classic American game day style foot isn’t the only kind of dish you can make with beer! We’re also completely in love with the idea of making these flavourful turkey and mushroom quesadillas that have an extra bit of umph added to them thanks to homemade beer pickled jalapenos! See how each step is completed on Cooking and Beer.
12. Beer risotto with sausage and gouda
Were you actually hoping to come across a beer based entree that’s a little creamier and more comforting in the winter than a lot of what we’ve shown you so far? In that case, we think you might get along a little better with something like this beer risotto! Cherry on My Sundae teaches you how to make it with sausage and gouda.
13. Spicy beer shrimp
We’ve talked about all kinds of different dishes by this point on our list but what if you’ve just been scrolling through in hopes of finding something seafood based because that’s your absolute favourite? Well, we’re pleased to report that your patience has finally paid off! Check out how Chocolate Moosey made these fantastically flavourful spicy beer shrimp that smell just as good as they taste!
14. Potato pale ale beer cheese soup with bacon
All of these meat heavy dishes and chilli ideas are all well and good, but what if you’ve been on the hunt for a wonderfully warm soup because that’s what you find most satisfying to eat in the cold winter? In that case, we think this fantastic potato pale ale beer cheese soup with bacon, outlined step by step on Cooking and Beer, might be a little more up your alley!
15. Beer-braised brisket with onion jam
Rather than mixing beer into something, have you actually been wondering whether you might be able to use it as a marinade instead? In that case, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Cherry on My Sundae made this juicy and irresistible beer-braised brisket with onion jam. This is a very impressive dish indeed to make when you’re having visitors you’d really like to do your best for.