14 Delicious Recipes for People Who Really Love Beer
CHIPOTLE BEEF & BEAN CHILI
CHOCOLATE STOUT S'MORES BARS
Think s'mores, but in brownie form. The addition of a dark, chocolate brew delivers a super moist batter, which is layered between a thin graham cracker crust and marshmallow topping – browned to perfection.
PRETZEL ROLLS WITH BEER CHEESE SAUCE
If it were socially acceptable, we'd lick this cheesy sauce (made with whatever beer is on hand) right out of the bowl – but soft, pillowy pretzels are probably a more appropriate vessel.
Even if you're more into sweets than stout, you can still raise a pint on St. Patrick's Day. This individual Guinness chocolate cake is baked right in the glass, and is topped it with a frosting that looks just like the beer's frothy foam.
CORNED BEEF BURGERS
The St. Patrick's Day staple gets a burger-ific makeover with stout-spiked patties, cheddar cheese, mustard and sauerkraut.
POUTINE WITH BEER GRAVY
You can thank Modern Family's Ty Burrell for this brunch masterpiece – it's on the menu at his Salt Lake City Beer Bar. French fries are topped with poached or fried eggs, fried cheese curds and pickled onions and smothered in a thick sausage and beer gravy.
IRISH SODA BREAD
This whole wheat, Guinness-spiked loaf "has a firm and crusty exterior and a spongy center, which makes it nice and moist," says Irish chef Clodagh McKenna of her recipe.
BEEF POT PIE
You can make the beer, beef and mushroom filling in these pot pies a day ahead, which will ensure ultra-tender meat and intense, delicious flavor.
Adding the Irish stout to these little confections creates moist, light cupcakes that are full of rich chocolatey flavor – only made more irresistible by a dollop of vanilla bean frosting.
They might be mini, but these beer-braised chicken sandwiches pack seriously mighty flavor.
CHILI CHEESE NACHOS
Sure, you could drink beer with your nachos—or you can throw them into the mix and let the real fun begin. Chef Edward Lee adds a bottle of dark beer to make his melty cheese sauce even more addicting. Get the recipe here.
Cookie dough can't handle a ton of liquid, but there's a trick to spiking your favorite dessert. Reduce the beer over medium heat so it becomes almost like a beer extract. When combined in a cookie dough with dark chocolate chips, pretzel pieces and honey roasted peanuts, it's sensational.
BEER CHEESE SOUP
The recipe for this hearty soup – from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers – includes gouda and white cheddar cheeses and a few bottles of dark beer. Clearly, it's a game winner.