19 Ways to Cook with Beer

Beer's not just for drinking - try it in your next pot of chili to deepen the flavors, as a marinade and tenderizer for meat, or as the finishing touch in saucy seafood dishes.

Beer-Battered Fish

"This was so good. My toddler loved it as well. I served with sweet potato fries for an extra kick."

-Diana J.

Oven-Roasted Beer Can Chicken

"This is a great alternative to cooking on the grill. I love the beer can idea."

-Dark S.

Beer & Scallop Kebabs

"These are very easy and very tasty. Oil the grill beforehand, and let the scallops brown on one side before turning so they don't stick!"


Tomato Cheddar Rarebit

"This is very delicious and savory. The cheese and beer combination is incredible."


Beery Chorizo Queso Fundido

Adding beer to this chorizo-and-cheese concoction - the Mexican version of fondue with a savory edge - gives it tangy, hoppy flavor that makes it even more perfect for pairing with a good brew.

French Dip Sandwiches

"This roast beef comes out tender and flavorful. I think one of the reasons it's so delicious is the secret ingredient — beer!"


Slow-Cooker Beef Barbecue

"I used dark Mexican beer and added a thinly sliced onion to the mix. This makes a yummy sandwich on a kaiser roll."

-David Stone

Guinness Rib-Eye Steaks

"This is a fantastic recipe — so festive and delicious. I substituted a Belgian dubbel for the Guinness."


Beer-Battered Onion Rings

"This recipe rocks. If I ever opened a restaurant, this would be my onion ring recipe!"


Beer Cheese

"Absolutely delicious. We followed the recipe but added some camembert and cream cheese. We used a porter beer, and it all turned out amazing."


Fish & Chips

"This is a great recipe! I made four fish fillets and had enough batter left to make onion rings."

-Chef #911978

Drunken Mussels

"I made these as an appetizer and they were absolutely delicious. I didn't have celery, but they were fantastic nonetheless."


Beer Can Chicken

"This chicken was phenomenal. Use a good beer that you enjoy, because it really adds to the taste."


BBQ Brats & Beer

"I've always boiled my bratwurst in beer and onions, but adding the spices and garlic took it to another level."

-Southern Transplant

Beer-Marinated Salmon

"I love salmon, and I also love cooking with beer. This was easy and really tasty."


Easy Corned Beef

"Your method for easier slicing worked very well! I used Guinness beer and also tossed in several cloves of garlic."


Pork Chops in Onion Sauce

"I loved this recipe. I started brainstorming other things to cook in this delicious gravy — maybe beef tips or chicken!"

-Chef #1566375

Chunky Pork Chipotle Chili

"The smoky flavor was fabulous, and the pork was melt-in-your-mouth tender!"


Zippy Burgers

"I made these for a weekend lunch. The flavor of the Worcestershire sauce came through well, as did the spices!"