8 Delicious Dishes You Can Make Using Beer To Keep You Fat And Happy This Fall
Fall is in full swing and if there’s anything that can be said that rings true for every blessed man, woman and child on American soil, it’s that beer is the reason for the season. We’ve picked out some fall-appropriate recipes to use with delicious beers. So as the air cools, the leaves change in color and we begin to bundle up, let’s use our beer creatively in some great fall recipes.
Pork Stew with Sam Adam’s Harvest Saison
Stews used to be the stuff of a man who’s had hard day of physical labor and wants to come home to a nice hot pot of meat and vegetables in thick, flavorful gravy. In this recipe, we recommend the use of Sam Adam’s Harvest Saison, an earthy, malty brew with a clean finish that works great with the stew’s pork, apples, vegetables and noodles.
Beer-Braised Ribs with Spaten Dunkel Bavarian Lager
What could be better than a juicy, saucy pork rib eaten right off the bone? The answer is one that’s been made with the classic Bavarian lager, Spaten Dunkel as a key component of its sweet, sticky sauce. Sweet caramel flavors from the beer and the tangy bite of the sauce complement each other perfectly. Check out this recipe that makes use of a robust dry rub and flavor-packed braising liquid for truly outstanding oven-baked ribs.
Onion Dip with Chestnut Brown Ale
Brooklyn Brew Shop’s got a great recipe for a stunningly chunky caramelized onion dip made with the holy condiment trinity of mayo, sour cream and cream cheese. Recommended with any good nut brown ale, like Chestnut Brown Ale. This one is stupid simple, but remember; let your dip sit in the fridge to get firm and spreadable before serving.
Maple Baked Beans with Stone Brewing Co.’s Chipotle Porter
Molasses, bacon, maple syrup, a good smoked Porter (might we recommend the chipotle Porter from Stone Brewing Co.?) and a host of other flavor-builders make this one of the most excellent recipes for baked beans on the entire Internet. Bust out the slow cooker and prepare your colon – you’re going to go for seconds.
Cheddar and Sausage Dip with He’Brew Messiah Nut Brown Ale
Spicy, sharp, creamy, smoky, sweet and meaty all converge to make an outstanding cheese and beer dip. Though this recipe recommends Guinness, we’re going to go ahead and point you toward another nut brown ale, He’Brew Messiah, to let the dip’s flavors shine through more clearly. Perfect for a game day gathering – just make sure you get some hearty and hale crackers like Stoned Wheat Thins for a shatterproof dipping experience.
Stuffed Pork Chops with Beer-Glazed Onions and Lakefront Octoberfest
This recipe gets us to do what’s right by stuffing our pork chops with a mixture of beer-glazed onions, bacon and cheese. No pork-eater can resist this. For making the gloriously syrupy beer reduction, we recommend a great Octoberfest brew like Lakefront or Sam Adams Octoberfest.
Braised Chicken with New Belgium Brewing’s Pumpkick
Though this recipe features a sentence or two of the author gushing about how cute the bottle is, the result is a genuinely tasty Louisiana-style stewed chicken crowd pleaser that’s bolstered by a rich assortment of herbs and spices, and tangy Andouille sausage.
Beer Cheese Soup with Guinness
Soup is not exciting, unless of course, cheese is involved. And cheese isn’t just involved here – it’s the star. This is a dead serious recipe that blends aromatic vegetables, chicken broth, heavy cream, a ton of cheese and a dark beer (we recommend a nice frothy one like Guinness or Saranac Irish Stout). Serve with pretzels (< ), soft pretzels (<), or pretzel bread (!) for maximum deliciousness.
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