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Suggestions for recipes using flat beer?

girlwonder88 Jun 16, 2013 06:56 PM

A neighbor very graciously gave me about 3/4 gallon IPA from a keg they had last weekend-great local beer-and I put it in glass jars and promptly forgot about it. Hate to just throw it out or use it for slug bait...any recipe ideas?

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    youareabunny Jun 16, 2013 09:13 PM

    Mussels? Like white wine, but with beer.

    1. Cheese Boy Jun 16, 2013 09:20 PM

      Make bratwurst links, or ... add beer to ground beef before grilling.

      1. almond tree Jun 16, 2013 09:28 PM

        Beer is great as the liquid for braising a pot roast in. Chicken with beer and prunes is a Belgian dish that is very tasty and unusual.

        1. Tripeler Jun 16, 2013 09:32 PM

          Use it as the liquid for a batch of pancake batter. With the bitterness of an IPA, it will contrast nicely with butter and syrup.

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            nlgardener Jun 16, 2013 10:05 PM

            Cook shrimp in it with some Old Bay seasoning.
            Use a cup in a batch of chili.
            Cook steamers in it.

            1. letsindulge Jun 16, 2013 10:36 PM

              A hearty Belgian-style beef carbonade, or a fajita marinade for chicken, or beef.

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                tardigrade Jun 16, 2013 10:48 PM

                Frijoles borrachos - pinto beans cooked with spices and beer
                Beer bread - use beer instead of water
                Carbonade - a Belgian beef and beer stew

                And if you don't want to drink it - use it to wash your hair. Or drown snails.

                1. normalkitchen Jun 16, 2013 10:55 PM

                  You can use it to make beer cheese soup, a Wisconsin comfort food.

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                    Kalivs Jun 16, 2013 11:44 PM

                    Not food. But use a little as a conditioning rinse for your hair. It does wonders.

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                      Rigmaster Jun 17, 2013 05:22 AM

                      Beer-can roasted chicken. Flat beer would be perfect for it.

                      1. juliejulez Jun 17, 2013 08:31 AM

                        This chicken with honey beer sauce is delicious and really fast to make... and I don't think the bubbles are required :) http://www.daydreamkitchen.com/2012/1...

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                        1. re: juliejulez
                          Cheese Boy Jun 17, 2013 10:26 AM

                          Ah yes, a comedic Lawrence Welk reference.

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                          tzurriz Jun 17, 2013 09:07 AM

                          Beef short ribs in the crock pot with a sauce of beer and your favorite bbq sauce. Yum.

                          Shrimp poached in beer, hot sauce, and butter.

                          Pot roast liquid.

                          There are a thousand uses!

                          1. monavano Jun 17, 2013 09:23 AM

                            chili, almost no knead bread

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                              girlwonder88 Jun 17, 2013 08:50 PM

                              oh gosh, you guys are great! I've also been eyeing some beer pretzel caramels :)

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                              1. re: girlwonder88
                                almond tree Jun 17, 2013 09:03 PM

                                You might have to ask your friend for another 3/4 gallon :)

                              2. PotatoHouse Jun 18, 2013 06:09 AM

                                Beer Brauts with sliced onions. Simmer the brauts and onions in the beer for about 20 minutes then grill both! I always mix the onions with sauerkraut before eating. YUMMM!!!!!

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                                1. re: PotatoHouse
                                  hotoynoodle Jun 18, 2013 06:25 AM

                                  braise a pork butt.

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