Thanks in large part to our industry's renaissance in the re-discovery and re-creation of numerous beer styles, beer is an immensely versatile beverage. Unlike wine, there is a beer for just about any food! Need proof? Try a glass of wine with your favorite Mexican dish. Or try some wine with Cajun, Thai, Indian, or Chinese cuisine. Try wine with your favorite July 4th barbeque! By contrast, there is a beer for any and all of these differing, classic cuisines. Beer offers a wide and ever-growing range of colors, aromas, flavors, textures, and strengths.
In this section of our web site, you will find beer and appetizers, beer and salads, beer and main courses, and even beer and desserts. Some recipes offered here are intended to be enjoyed with a specific style of beer. Others will be created, using a beer style as one of the recipe ingredients. The recipes will be updated to accommodate the changing seasons...about every two months.
And please…feel free to submit your own "greatest hits" recipes to share. It's all about celebrating the good life with the world's best beverage.
Beer Sloppy Joes
Here is a "kitchen recipe that will get us inside, away from the oppressive heat of Summer, 2012. My family loves these sloppy joes because they are not as "tomato-y" as regular sloppy joes.
Makes 6 to 8 servings.
- 2 lbs hamburger
- 1 large green pepper, finely chopped
- 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped
- 1 large onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup of regular V-8
- ½ cup of an Amber Lager
1 cup ketchup
- 2 tsp chili powder
- 1 tsp beef bouillon granules
- Seasoned salt and pepper to taste
In a frying pan, brown the hamburger, green pepper, and onion. When cooked through, add the other ingredients, stirring to mix well. Simmer the mixture to reduce liquid and thicken. Serve over buns.