Why Beer Can Taste Just As Good In Your Food

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Beer might be shelved in the "drinks" aisle, but that doesn't mean that it can't be an ingredient in any number of meals. Whether you're making chicken or soup, beer proves to pack a flavorful punch in many dishes.

Augustine's Beer & Tequila Carnitas

These pork carnitas have a little more flair and much less fat than the traditional deep-fried versions common to Mexican cuisine. Beer and dark tequila give them a very special flavor.

Click here for the recipe: Augustine's Beer & Tequila Carnitas

Chile & Beer Braised Brisket

Brisket, a naturally tough cut, becomes meltingly tender when it's braised in beer and chiles. Try this with corn tortillas or as a filling for enchiladas or tamales. Or simply serve it with rice and a green salad.

Click here for the recipe: Chile & Beer Braised Brisket

Mussels South of Two Borders

Prince Edward Island might account for a healthy share of the world’s mussel production, but this recipe takes those mollusks farther south for a Latin American preparation that combines chorizo, chiles and beer.

Click here for the recipe: Mussels South of Two Borders

Cheddar-Ale Soup

Take the chill out of a cold winter's night with this creamy cheese- and beer-lover's soup. Make it a meal by serving it with hearty whole-grain farm bread and a salad dressed with a tangy vinaigrette.

Click here for the recipe: Cheddar-Ale Soup

Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches

This open-faced, “fork and knife” sandwich is piled high with slices of Guinness-marinated bison steak, mushrooms and red onion.

Click here for the recipe: Guinness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches

Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Chicken thighs can take plenty of cooking without getting tough or drying out, which makes them perfect for the slow-cooker. Here, we braise them in Guinness stout along with hearty vegetables.

Click here for the recipe: Slow-Cooker Stout & Chicken Stew

Beer with Chile Granita

Try this beer if you're in the mood for something spicy and cold. It's perfect to beat the summer heat.

Recipe from Paletas by Fany Gerson/Ten Speed Press, 2011.

Click here for the recipe: Beer with Chile Granita

Honey Spice Beer Cake

For this tremendous recipe, you can try lager, Guinness or your favorite brew. Just be ready, because each one imparts a different flavor.

Click here for the recipe: Honey Spice Beer Cake

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Most of us choose to enjoy a cold refreshing beer when we are out with friends or after a long day at the office. But don't forget, beer can be a great ingredient to integrate into your cooking! The unique flavor of beer makes it a great addition to many recipes, which results in a meal that bursts with flavor.

In some dishes beer is simply used to maximize the flavor of the food. In others, the beer makes its presence known as a marinade like in these Guinnness-Marinated Bison Steak Sandwiches.

Click through the slideshow above to find new ways to enjoy your favorite beers!

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