14 Tasty Ways to Cook with Beer

14 Tasty Ways to Cook with Beer
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14 Tasty Ways to Cook with Beer

Cooking with beer can infuse tons of flavor in your dishes. Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with our favorite recipes that feature beer as an ingredient. Read on to discover tasty ways to cook with beer.

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Fried Chicken

For the perfect crispy crust, whisk in crisp beer into the batter for fried chicken.

Get the Recipe: Beer-Battered Buttermilk Fried Chicken


Guinness caramelized onions add tons of flavor to this recipe for cheddar quiche.

Get the recipe: Irish Cheddar Quiche with Guinness Caramelized Onions


With coffee, dark beer, smoky bacon and three kinds of chiles, this is one deep, rich, spicy pot of beef chili.

Get the recipe: Three-Chile Beef Chili

Fish Tacos

Lovers of fried fish won't be able to get enough of this lightened recipe for beer-battered fish tacos.

Get the recipe: Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa

Roasted Chicken

The beer can props the chicken up on the grill, so it roasts evenly—no scorching, no flipping and no stressing. The steam from the brew flavors the meat and keeps it moist.

Get the recipe: Beer-Can Chicken

Braised Carrots

For this healthy vegetable side dish, carrots cook in fresh carrot juice and beer until tender and delicious.

Get the recipe: Carrots Braised in Beer and Carrot Juice

Beer Stew

You'll find large pieces of stew meat and root vegetables in this broth-based stew flavored with stout beer.

Get the recipe: Stout Beer Beef Stew


Black ale gives bread a depth of boozy flavor. Savory cheese and the herbs like rosemary can offset any bitterness rendered by the beer.

Get the recipe: Gruyere-Rosemary Beer Bread


Take mollusks farther south for a Latin American preparation that combines chorizo, chiles and beer.

Get the recipe: Mussels South of Two Borders

Honey Cake

Try lager, Guinness or your favorite brew in cake batter and frosting. Each one imparts a different, wonderful flavor.

Get the recipe: Honey Spice Beer Cake

Potato Soup

Our cheese- and beer-lover's potato soup is a lighter take on the traditional recipe.

Get the recipe: Cheddar-Ale Soup


Hoegaarden beer, ginger beer and lemon slices create the perfect party punch.

Get the recipe: Ginger Shandies


Spiked with jalapeños and fresh lime juice, this zingy jerky requires a marinade made with light Mexican beer.

Get the recipe: Mexican Lime Jerky


This delicious beer and turkey meatloaf kicks up the flavors with beer-simmered sweet onions.

Get the recipe: Blue Ribbon Meatloaf


Cooking with beer can add delicious flavor to your dishes, and what better way to cook than with a cold one in your hand. Dark brews add complex, nutty flavor to braised meats and stews, while light, crisp beers can work its magic for crispy batter.

Discover our 14 favorite recipes that feature beer as a key ingredient. These beer-infused recipes for fried chicken, beef stew, braised vegetables and more delicious meal ideas are something to toast about!

Check out the slideshow above to discover tasty ways to cook with beer.

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