From bread to brisket, beer is the secret ingredient for making these dishes extra tasty.
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner
Think Guinness, or another dark smooth stout, for this recipe. You can use barley groats rather than pearl barley in this stew to give the dish a little more texture. Substitute rutabagas, parsnips, or other root vegetables of your choice for the carrots and turnips.