6 Great Beer Forward Recipes

From jovial biergartens of Germany to quaint British pubs, my Beer-Forward Menu offers a generous sampling of recipes for your pleasure! Try the savory Beer & Pastrami Sandwich with a few Beer-Batter Hush Puppies. My Fish & Chips is a British classic that pairs deliciously with Pub-Style Mac & Cheese or Oktoberfest Apple & Cheese Soup. It’s a boozy salute to our European neighbors!

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ChefBear Complete Meals - beer & pastrami sandwich
Serves
4

beer & pastrami sandwich

Pastrami and beer are two American favorites. All it takes is 20 minutes from start to finish to have an amazing sandwich that eats like a meal. Though the recipe calls for Swiss cheese, it’s also great with provolone too. You can also cook the pastrami in the crock pot and let it marinade all day so that its ready when you come home from work. Pair this modern deli classic with French fries and a kosher dill pickle.

ChefBear Complete Meals - beer-batter hush puppies
Serves
4

beer-batter hush puppies

This southern-inspired hush puppies recipe is coated in beer-batter and deep fried. These crispy cornmeal orbs are best when eaten shortly after they are removed from their oil bath and paired with a red lager.

ChefBear Complete Meals - fish & chips
Serves
4

fish & chips

Our fish & chips recipe is a quick, yet impressive, dish. By deep frying the battered cod, you get a perfectly golden brown and crisp fish. Just pair with some fries and a hoppy beer and you have a meal that is sure to impress any guest.

ChefBear Complete Meals - oktoberfest apple & cheese soup
Serves
8

oktoberfest apple & cheese soup

You don’t have to be German to enjoy the bounty of Oktoberfest classics, like my version of apple cheese soup. It features all the earthy flavors of autumn you love, like melted cheese, tart apples, savory bacon and a generous splash of beer. It is a perfect soup for fall evenings.

ChefBear Complete Meals - pub-style mac & cheese
Serves
12

pub-style mac & cheese

The only thing that could make a classic macaroni and cheese any tastier would be to add a splash of quality beer. The hoppy beer brings a rich depth of flavor to the velvety cheese sauce. Crumble bacon on top for even more tantalizing taste.

ChefBear Complete Meals - beer cheese stuffing
Serves
8

beer cheese stuffing

Our beer cheese stuffing is a fun twist from your traditional stuffing. While the base of it is the same as any stuffing, this recipe includes bacon, IPA beer, sharp white cheddar cheese and a shot of Worcestershire sauce for extra flavor!