Appetizers


Beer Fondue

Recipe calls for: 1-1/2 cups Irish or nonalcoholic beer
This creamy, cheesy Beer Fondue keeps well in a fondue pot and is likely to be the star of the buffet. It's excellent with pieces of hearty bread, pretzels and fresh veggies.
—Sonya Labbe, Los Angeles, California


Beer-Battered Potato Wedges

Recipe calls for: 1/2 cup beer
Serve these wonderful Beer-Battered Potato Wedges just about anytime. These potatoes are really good with hamburgers. They're just like the ones served in restaurants.
—Pat Miller, Lynnville, Tennessee


Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl

Recipe calls for: 1/4 cup beer
My entire family loves this cheese dip. I often get requests to bring Beer Cheese in a Bread Bowl to gatherings with friends. Chopped scallions make a pretty garnish.
—Julie Koch, Delaware, Ohio


Beer Dip

Recipe calls for: 1/3 cup beer
Ranch dressing mix flavors this Beer Dip that can be made with any type of beer, including nonalcoholic. I've taken it to many parties and am always asked for the recipe.
—Michelle Long, New Castle, Colorado


Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce

Recipe calls for: 7 tablespoons beer or nonalcoholic beer
Enjoy this steakhouse Deep-Fried Onions with Dipping Sauce appetizer right in your own home. We covered onion wedges with a golden batter and fried them to perfection. The spicy dipping sauce really heats things up!
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Beer & Cheddar Fondue

Recipe calls for: 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
I like to serve this great-tasting Beer & Cheddar Fondue with apple slices, rye bread cubes and chunks of carrots, mushrooms, celery, zucchini, squash and broccoli.
—Amanda Wentz, Virginia Beach, Virginia





Soups & Sides


Beer Cheese Soup

Recipe calls for: 1 cup beer
Onion, parsley, paprika and beer flavor this smooth rich Beer Cheese Soup. A family friend used to invite us up for Sunday supper and served this several times. I just had to get the recipe!
—Sharon Lock, Forman, North Dakota


Swiss Beer Bread

Recipe calls for: 1 bottle beer
This recipe is a favorite because it isn't greasy like other cheese breads I have tried. It will not last long!
—Debi Wallace, Chestertown, New York


Green Beans in Beer Sauce

Recipe calls for: 1/3 cup beer
This recipe really hits the spot. The beer and bacon in this delicious Green Beans in Beer Sauce recipe makes them worthy of any main dish.
—Lynn Thomas, London, Ontario





Sandwiches


Touchdown Brat Sliders

Recipe calls for: 1 cup dark beer or nonalcoholic beer
It's game time when these mini Touchdown Brat Sliders make an appearance. Two things my husband loves—beer and brats—get stepped up a notch with crunchy flavored chips.
—Kirsten Shabaz, Lakeville, Minnesota


Chipotle Beef Sandwiches

Recipe calls for: 1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
A jar of chipotle salsa makes it easy to spice up beef sirloin for my mouthwatering Chipotle Beef Sandwiches. Keep this no-stress recipe in mind the next time you have to feed a hungry crowd.
—Jessica Ring, Madison, Wisconsin


Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst

Recipe calls for: 1 can beer
For a savory take on a summer classic, we came up with a brat that's sure to please. Great summer eating can't get much easier than Grilled Seasoned Bratwurst.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen


Bavarian Meatballs

Recipe calls for: 1 can beer
These mouth-watering Bavarian Meatballs are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser when I serve them as party appetizers…or a yummy, filling sandwich spooned over crusty rolls and topped with cheese.
—Peggy Rios, Mechanicsville, Virginia


Slow-Cooked Shredded Pork

Recipe calls for: 1 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
The tasty pork filling for these Slow-Cooked Shredded Pork sandwiches requires very little work because it's prepared in the slow cooker. The mild, sweet sauce is appealing.
—Shirleymae Haefner, O'Fallon, Missouri


Turkey Brats with Slaw

Recipe calls for: 4 cups beer
The cooked slaw-and-cranberry topping on these beer-boiled Turkey Brats with Slaw can be served either warm or cold. It makes a tasty and colorful change from kraut or conventional condiments.
—Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri





Main Dishes


Can-Can Chicken

Recipe calls for: 1 can beer
I spray my Can-Can Chicken with a mixture of 2 cups apple cider and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. This adds moisture to the crisp skin, but will require an additional 15 to 30 minutes of cooking time.
—Steve Bath, Lincoln, Nebraska


Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili

Recipe calls for: 3/4 cup beer
For an extra-spicy kick in this Award-Winning Chuck Wagon Chili, use even more chili powder, but make sure you've got a cool drink close by!
—Eugene Jarzab Jr., Phoenix, Arizona


Super Short Ribs

Recipe calls for: 1 bottle (12 ounces) light beer or nonalcoholic beer
This came from an old oven recipe my mom had for short ribs. I added a few things, and these Super Short Ribs are always requested.
—Coleen Carter, Malone, New York


Savory Onion Chicken

Recipe calls for: 1 bottle beer
Dinner doesn't get any easier than this tasty Savory Onion Chicken entree. Buy chicken that's already cut up to save even more time.
—Julia Anderson, Ringgold, Georgia





Desserts


Chocolate Guinness Cake

Recipe calls for: 1 cup Guinness (dark beer)
One bite and everyone will propose a toast to this moist, Chocolate Guinness Cake. The cream cheese frosting resembles the foamy head on a pint.
—Marjorie Hennig, Seymour, Indiana


Beer and Pretzel Caramels

Recipe calls for: 4 cups dark beer
Beer and pretzels are a natural combination—mix them with smooth caramel and you have an awesome candy. The guys will go wild over these crunchy, chunky Beer and Pretzel Caramels.
—Taste of Home Test Kitchen



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