15 Ways to Use Beer in the Kitchen for National Beer Day [April 7]

RecWednesdaysBadge2Welcome back to Recipe Wednesday; another avenue to promote your very best content, this time in the form of your most favorite recipes on your blog. Each Wednesday when you visit HLB you’ll find the theme for the newest recipe round up.

Some weeks our themes read like cookbook chapters, spotlight ingredients or flavors, or simply request the best recipe for a certain situation. Find an appropriate recipe from your blog archives to fit the theme and add to the link up. Or be inspired to create a new theme-friendly dish worth posting about before next Wednesday.

Each week we feature a handful of our favorite recipes from our HLB Members [learn how to become a Member here: HLB Membership How-To,] giving even more exposure to some of the best you’ve shared from your own kitchen. Let’s get to it, shall we?

We’ve got a ‘Beer in the Kitchen’ focus today in preparation for National Beer Day this Saturday, April 7. Here are some of our favorite recipes from around the HLB community to add to your Beer Day menu:

Krusteaz Ham and Cheese Beer Bread Muffins from The Wife of a Dairy Man // “I seem to be on a bit of a Krusteaz kick lately.  It’s so easy to bake great snacks, desserts, etc. with the ready to mix box and sometimes, that’s all I have time for.  When I discovered the Ham and Cheese Beer Bread Muffin recipe, I thought it would be perfect to incorporate it in to a party idea.”

Simple 7 Ingredient Beer Chili from Burpees for Breakfast // “Nothing beats a steaming bowl of beer chili on a cool night. This beer chili is made with only a few ingredients and comes together in no time. This recipe makes a big pot, so you’ll be well fed for a few days!”


Easy Beer Bread from Shugary Sweets // “Easy, buttery Beer Bread recipe to serve with dinner! Also great to cube into bite sized pieces and use for dips!”

Sausage and Beer Cheese Dip from Dash of Evans // “Is there anything better than an oooey gooey cheese dip? This Sausage & Beer Cheese Dip is perfect for your next party.”

Pumpkin Beer Bread from Breathe Deeply and Smile // “This pumpkin bread is my twist on a classic beer bread. It’s not a super sweet bread, and I see it as being the perfect side to a hearty dinner.”

Asian Beer Marinated Flank Steak from Jeanette’s Healthy Living // “I’ve been grilling this marinated flank steak for family and friends over the past 15+ years. This marinade recipe does double duty as a tenderizer and a flavor enhancer for flank steak, an economical but less tender cut of beef than more expensive cuts such as strip steak or ribeye.” 

Stout Pot Roast Stuffed Potatoes from Britt’s Blurbs // “Stout pot roast stuffed potato skins are all the deliciousness of hearty pot roast served up in a crispy potato skin and drizzled with homemade gravy! Serve this as an appetizer or a fun dinner!” 

Oil-Free Banana Beer Bread with Cacao Nibs from An Unrefined Vegan // “A dense, moist sweet bread that has intense banana-nut flavors with just a touch of beer. Use chopped pecans or walnuts instead of the cacao nib, or add chocolate chips if you crave a little additional sweetness.” 

Jalapeno Beer Cheese Spread from The Pajama Chef // “Spicy, spreadable cheese dip… what could be a better way to eat your veggies? 🙂This Jalapeno Beer Cheese Spread is a great make-ahead appetizer!”

Vegetarian Sloppy Joes with Beer from Savory Spin // “Cumin, coriander, and smoked paprika along with Warsteiner beer (or any other pilsner)make this chana dal sloppy joe dinner one heck of a filling and tasty one!”

Pumpkin Beer Cheese Dip from Healthy Delicious // Pumpkin puree is the all ingredient: an unique addition bringing a delicious twist to a classic beer cheese dip.

Pepper Jack Beer Bread Muffins from Healthy Nibbles and Bits // “These pepper jack beer bread muffins are gameday ready. Beer. Carbs. Cheese. The trifecta of gameday appetizers all in one bite.” 

Grilled Corn, Chicken and Bacon Beer Chowder from How Sweet Eats // “Enter chicken corn chowder… made with bacon. And beer! It’s packed full of flavor and sooo satisfying. In true Jessica form, I want to eat it forever.”

Beer Marinated Portobello Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa from SpaBettie // “Beer Marinated Portobello Tacos with Avocado Corn Salsa – a super flavorful recipe that is easy to whip up for Taco Tuesday, or any day!”

Gluten Free Beer & Bacon Cupcakes from Food Fiath Fitness // “These gluten free chocolate beer cupcakes have a secret, salty bacon twist and bacon fat buttercream! They’re an easy dessert.” 

Now it’s time for the link up!  Find a recipe on your blog showcasing beer as an ingredient and link it up below. We’ll also be sharing some of our favorite beer recipes we’ve found on our members’ blogs on social media today with the hashtag #BeerInTheKitchen

If you don’t have a recipe that fits this week’s theme on your blog, why not make one and share it this week? Let HLB’s Recipe Wednesday series be a pool of inspiration for your recipe creation and post ideas.

Please limit yourself to 2 recipes per blogger. If you enjoy our weekly roundups, we’d love if you shared about Recipe Wednesdays with your blends and followers!


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