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Got Beer? Add It To These Foods To Add A Lot Of Flavor

There are many foods that beer will add to a lot of flavor to. It is not a lot of beer, so you don't have to worry about the quantity of alcohol they might be ingesting by eating the food with some beer in it. They will likely not even know there is beer in it. Below are 3 foods you can cook that your family will love.

Spaghetti Sauce

If you have a homemade spaghetti sauce recipe, add one can of dark beer to it when you first make it. Dark beer works well because it adds a slight spicy flavor to the sauce, and brings out the flavor better. You can also add beer to store-bought spaghetti sauce to make it taste better. You should let the spaghetti simmer for a few hours to give the beer time to cook in with the food.

Fried Foods

If you are frying some onion rings or shrimp, add a large can of white beer to the batter. This works better with white beer because this beer has a more mellow taste. The carbonation from beer mixes with the sugars in the batter, and helps the batter brown better, and also a lot quicker. It also makes the batter taste more airy. Your family will love this new taste and think of you as the king of the kitchen.


If you are cooking something like chicken, steak, or any other meat, make a beer marinade to soak them in overnight. You can choose white or dark beer, depending on if you want the taste to be mellow or spicy. To make the beer marinade dump one can of beer in a plastic bag with a seal on it, add a few pieces of onion, and some black pepper, place the meat in, and seal up the bag. Place the bag in the refrigerator and let the meat soak in it overnight. Remove the meat from the marinade and cook it the way you want. Beer will help the meat caramelize and brown up better for you, as well as add some great flavor.

You can find many recipes that have beer as one of the ingredients, so try out different things to see what you like best. There are also many desserts that use beer. In most cases, they will call for white beer since it is fruity and mellower. Click here for more information on craft beer.