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Suggestions for recipes using flat beer?

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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  1. Mussels? Like white wine, but with beer.

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

      1. 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. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

                      1. 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

                          Ah yes, a comedic Lawrence Welk reference.

                        2. 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. chili, almost no knead bread

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

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                              1. re: girlwonder88

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

                              2. 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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