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Sep 16, 2009 04:03 PM

Beer-based recipes?

Fall finally got to me and this recipe for Carbonnade (Kasteel Beer Stew) got to me ... it even has scotch whiskey in it

This was a good thread from a few years ago

cooking with beer

A few ideas from that thread that sound good to me

- " using it to cook greens. Put your kale, collard greens or others into a pot with sauteed onion, a full bottle of beer a 1/4 cup of brown sugar and a really small pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg and salt."

- Chinese ginger stir fried crab with beer sauce

- beer in chili

- beer and sausage soup

What else?

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  1. Try the world's easiest recipe to go with the beer beef stew - beer biscuits.
    3 cups of bisquick, 3 Tbl. sugar and 1 beer minus a few sips! Bake at 350 for 25 min.

    1. I use beer in a marinade for beef, beer batter fried mushrooms, to steam shrimp, to marinade tomatoes for bruschetta, as the liquid to cook mussels, to braise pot roast as well in chili. I recently had a brownie that was made with stout and the ice cream on top was made with a mild stout

      1. Mussels cooked in beer, Bratwurst cooked in beer, beer can chicken, and beer batter are the only recipies I've ever used beer in.

        1. There are some excellent cake/brownie/cookie recipes that call for stouts and porters...Mmmm.

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          1. re: Faraway11

            I replace water with stout (or bourbon) in brownie recipes and it's always been rad.

          2. I do a chicken dish (actually was publish on a camping website) with beer. Take chicken, I usually use boneless thighs
            1 beer
            1/2 c soy sauce
            1/4 REAL maple syrup
            3 garlic cloves crushed (yep gotta be fresh) can add more if you like garlic
            1/2 c bbq sauce (just basic, not any of the new fancy kinds)

            Pour over chicken in a gal. ziplock let sit over night and you can BBQ (watch closely can flair) or pour into casserole and bake 350 for 30-45 minutes.

            For camping I then recommended freezing in the gal. ziplock, and to cook, cut the thighs into 2 or 3 pieces depending on how big and pour the whole thing, sauce and all, into your camping popcorn popper...cook over your fire. This is the original popcorn chicken!

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