Recipes For the Beer Lover in You
Delicious beer and delicious food go together like rats and sewers -- or better yet, like turkey and stuffing -- the point here is that they go hand-in-hand. We often enjoy the tasty delight of cold suds with dinner (or lunch) but donâ€™t often incorporate the frothy goodness into the food itself. Apparently, lots of people want to cook with beer but not everyone knows how to pull it off. Â
So weâ€™re gonna get you started on the right foot: here are a few recipes from our homies at Epic Meal Time that you can make right at home, all of which include our favorite carbonated liquid -- beer.
Beer Macaroni & Cheese
It really doesnâ€™t get better than this. I mean seriously, if there is more to life than beer macaroni & cheese, we sure as hell donâ€™t know what it is. Youâ€™re probably headed to the grocery store as we speak in order to buy ingredients -- mouth salivating like a rabid dog. So hereâ€™s what youâ€™re gonna need: 1 package of macaroni (boiled until soft but not mushy), then strain the water and add Â¼ cup of butter, 2 cloves of garlic, Â¼ cup of flour, 2 cups of milk, a delicious beer, 3 cups of cheese, and add chives and bacon for a flare. Mmmmmm.
Having your friends over on Sunday for the football game? Â Perfect. Â Tell them to bring the chips and youâ€™ll be making the dip. All you need is 1 envelope of ranch salad dressing mix, 2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese, 16 ounces of cream cheese, and 1/3 cup of your favorite beer. Mix it up in a bowl and voila.
This should be a staple food in every warm blooded American home. Mix Â¼ cup of flour with a chicken, and throw in some olive oil, soup mix, 1 bottle of beer and cook that soon-to-be-delicious chicken until itâ€™s done. You know what to do next.
Eat. Drink. Done.