Cooking With Beer Recipes

Beer batter fried fish, chili with beer, and beer butt chicken are just a few recipes for cooking with beer.

Staff Picks

Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: 4.67 stars
A whole chicken is seasoned and slowly cooked on the grill. This is a bit unorthodox, but the end result is moist, flavorful, and amazing. All you'll need is some chicken, butter, beer, and seasonings.

Fish Tacos

Rating: 4.71 stars
I'm from San Diego and these taste just like home! We live in the south now, and nobody has heard of these! Serve with homemade pico de gallo, and lime wedges to squeeze on top!

Wisconsin Bratwurst

Rating: 4.53 stars
This is the only way to cook bratwurst in Wisconsin. The brats are incredibly tasty! If you can get fresh bratwurst from a sausage shop, do it... it is worth the extra cost. Serve with brown mustard on substantial hoagie rolls, never on hot dog buns. Mustard is important and must always be stone ground. Add warm sauerkraut and ketchup, if you like. Chow down! Think about those Wisconsin summers! Listen to some polka!

Beer Batter for Fish

Rating: 4.23 stars
Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: 4.82 stars
This is the chili recipe the gang eats at Purdue Boilermaker football games. I always prep and cook the chili the night before and then reheat the next day. This is a combination of many different tomato-based chili recipes. Good luck and enjoy.

Triple Dipped Fried Chicken

Rating: 4.42 stars
This is the crispiest, spiciest, homemade fried chicken I have ever tasted! It is equally good served hot or cold and has been a picnic favorite in my family for years.

Beer Batter

Rating: 4.34 stars
As long as there is a beer in the house this is a quick and easy recipe without any fancy ingredients. You can find all the ingredients in a standard kitchen! This batter is great for deep frying white fish. Fresh lake perch and walleye are especially tasty in this beer batter.

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Rating: 4.51 stars
This makes a delicious French dip sandwich, perfect for the working mom! Nobody, not even teetotalers, have been able to detect the presence of beer in this recipe, but it adds a wonderful flavor! French fries make a great side dish, and they are good for dipping, too.

Dave's Low Country Boil

Rating: 4.79 stars
Famous in the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. This boil is done best on an outdoor cooker. It has sausage, shrimp, crab, potatoes and corn for an all-in-one pot all-you-can-eat buffet!

Baked Beer Can Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
This chicken always turns out juicy and tender with robust flavor. Are you tired of the same old boring chicken? Try this one! It is so easy to prepare and cook. There are other versions that can be cooked on the grill but we prefer ours in the oven. It's a dinner our whole family loves.

Beef and Guinness® Stew

Rating: 4.86 stars
The maltiness of dark beer really does amazing things for this gravy. It's a very simple dish, but at the same time it has a deep, complex, rich flavor. I served this in a nice ring of green onion-mashed potatoes. I hope you give this a try, whether for St. Patrick's Day or anytime of the year.

Beer Batter Fish Made Great

Rating: 4.26 stars
This is a great beer batter fish recipe, and is very easy to do. We often fish all day with friends, and then cook the fish afterwards out on deck. Yummy and great!

Inspiration and Ideas

Beer-Glazed Brats and Sauerkraut
Rating: Unrated
"Simple and awesome. Hands down, the best sauerkraut I've ever had. The brats were great too." – Scott R
Irish Beef Stew with Guinness® Beer
Rating: Unrated
"I've made this twice before, and am embarking on my third pot! This is a certified hit in our house. Especially with a loaf of homemade country bread!" – Mammameow

Coconut Shrimp I

Rating: 4.79 stars

These crispy shrimp are rolled in a coconut beer batter before frying. For dipping sauce, I use orange marmalade, mustard and horseradish mixed to taste.