Cooking With Beer Recipes

Looking for recipes using beer as an ingredient? Allrecipes has more than 150 trusted recipes for cooking with beer, complete with ratings, reviews and cooking tips.

Staff Picks

Beer Butt Chicken

Rating: Unrated
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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: Unrated
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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

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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: Unrated
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Basic beer batter, good for almost any white fleshed fish.

Boilermaker Tailgate Chili

Rating: Unrated
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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: Unrated
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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: Unrated
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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.

Beef and Guinness® Stew

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Easy Slow Cooker French Dip

Rating: Unrated
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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.

Baked Beer Can Chicken

Rating: Unrated
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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.

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

Rating: Unrated
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Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste of Guinness® Draught (Irish, I admit), and the topping of sharp Cheddar and smoked paprika give this version its unique, smoky-sweet flavor.

Beer Batter Fish Made Great

Rating: Unrated
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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

"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

"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

Habanero Hellfire Chili

Rating: Unrated
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Tasty chili whose name says it all! Note: Whole Anaheim peppers are not widely available; this ingredient is optional, and you can use hot pepper sauce instead.