Cooking with Beer (Recipes)

6 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Made With Beer — Plus Beer Pairings for Each Dish!

Beer tends to be associated with meat, so it is hard to find really good vegetarian meals using beer, but we found a bunch and put them together right here for you. Enjoy!

6 Tasty Vegetarian Recipes Made With Beer — Plus Beer Pairings for Each Dish!

Beer-Battered Grilled Cheese Recipe

This grilled cheese recipe from Betty Crocker tastes just as good sans bacon. A nice sharp cheddar always does the trick for a delicious and perfectly made beer-battered grilled cheese.

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The Best Beer Pairings for this Vegetarian Grilled Cheese: A Bitter IPA or A Pale Ale.

This recipe calls for a mix of Provolone Cheese and Cheddar Cheese. While a bitter IPA pairs great with cheddar cheese, a Pale Ale is perfect for a grilled cheese sandwich made with Provolone. For a mix of the two, either stick with the a robust, slightly bitter Pale Ale or a very mild IPA for a middle ground.

A Mild IPA We Recommend: Trash Panda Hazy IPA

A Pale Ale We Recommend: Full Moon


Black Bean Enchiladas with Chipotle Stout Red Sauce Recipe

The Beeroness is the queen of beer recipes and she hit the nail on the head with this delicious one. Comfort food in one sumptuous dish.


Beer Pairings For Vegetarian Black Bean Enchiladas Dish: An American Pale Ale

For a zesty black bean enchilada, we’d recommend an American Pale Ale to balance out the spice. APAs have less malt sweetness than IPAs, so they’ll leave a nice, crisp, refreshing finish.

An American Pale Ale We Recommend: Vagabond Pale Ale


Homemade Chicago-Style Deep Dish Beer Pizza Recipe

Anyone who has ever eaten pizza in Chicago knows that it is hard to make awesome better, but Cook Pad has…by adding beer. The toppings call for pepperoni, but feel free to substitute for tomatoes, spinach and other veggie favourites.


Beer Pairings For Vegetarian Pizza Dish: Czech Pilsner

For a classic vegetarian pizza, a refreshing beer like a Czech Style Pilsner is perfect to bring out the flavour. The grassy hop flavors and aroma contain light pizza spices like basil and oregano.

A Czech Pilsner We Recommend: Pils


Onion Beer Soup with Cheese & Herb Toasts Recipe

BBC Good Food makes great food and this soup is no exception. Besides the dark beer, the secret to the beautiful color is the onions. Keep the flame low so they don’t burn. Remember we are going for caramelized not burned!


Beer Pairings for Onion Soup with Cheese: Scotch Ale

Scotch Ale and Onion Soup make a lovely pair. The richness of the Onion Soup Broth will enhance the flavour of a Scotch Ale. Ales are more malt flavoured, which prevent the soup from tasting too bitter.

A Scotch Ale We Recommend: Scotch’dale


Beer Mac ‘n’ Cheese Recipe

This recipe from Taste of Home brings exactly that, all the wonderful memories of home and childhood with a bit of an adult twist. And like in previous recipes you can just leave the bacon out.

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The Best Beer Pairing For Mac n Cheese: English Brown Ale

English Brown Ales are a common pairing for Macaroni and Cheese because of it’s ability to compete with the creaminess of the Mac n Cheese without becoming overbearing and heavy. The sweet, nutty flavour of Brown Ales compliment the flavours of the sharp cheddar cheese.

An English Brown Ale We Recommend: Traditional Ale


Beer Cheese Fondue Recipe

Nothing is more fun than a fondue party with friends. Make this meal vegetarian by dipping bread, potatoes, vegetables pretty much anything that tastes delicious draped in gooey, hot cheese sauce. Genius Kitchen you are a genius!


Beer Pairing for Beer Cheese Fondue: Czech or Bohemian Pilsner

The perfect beer pairing for a beer cheese fondue would be a Czech or Bohemian Pilsner. The malt notes and buttery yeast character in the pilsner will compliment the creamy and tangy flavour of the beer cheese fondue.

Czech Pilsner We Recommend: Pilsner Urquell



Looking for more great beer recipes? Check out more beer-infused dishes below:

11 Beer Recipes Every Guinness Lover Needs To Try

6 Delicious Meat Recipes That Use Beer

Foods for the 16 Days of Oktoberfest





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