Recipes with Beer
From bread to brisket, beer is the secret ingredient for making these dishes extra tasty.
First up, we have a classic beer-can chicken. "I like any recipe that starts with 'open a can of beer and drink half,'" says recipe developer and chef Steven Raichlen. American ingenuity has produced a variety of beer-can roasters that hold the can in place and stabilize the tipsy chicken. Aluminum cans bend easily under the pressure, so when piercing holes, it's a good idea to use a can-holding gadget.
If using a charcoal grill, heap lit coals to the right side of the grill and add chips directly to the coals. Place chicken on left side of grill rack. Add additional charcoal to the fire as needed during grilling.
Tender beef brisket is comfort food at its finest and yet elegant enough for entertaining. Here, we've rounded up some of our favorite recipes, from beer-braised and coffee-rubbed to barbecue brisket sandwiches.
Grab a six-pack of pale ale, such as Sierra Nevada, for this recipe. Enjoy the other five with your guests and use one to lend delicious flavor to this brisket. Serve this rich beef over mashed potatoes or egg noodles; leftover brisket makes tasty sandwiches.
This hearty beef stew is made with lean boneless chuck that's cooked with carrots, parsnips, and turnips, and flavored with dark beer. Simmering it in a Dutch oven for about 2 hours makes the meat and vegetables fork tender and delicious.
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