HEALTH

Mouthwatering And Healthy Beer-Based Recipes

  • BOSTON LAGER BACON BURGER
    1 / 6 BOSTON LAGER BACON BURGER

    Top with fresh lettuce and tomato for fiber and antioxidants.

    What You’ll Need:

    4 slices thick-cut bacon

    1 450g 80% lean ground beef

    1/2 small diced onion

    1/4 cup lager

    1 tsp each salt and pepper

    4 slices cheddar cheese (optional)

    4 hamburger buns

    How to Make It: 

    1. Heat a grill to medium-high heat (between 400 to 500 degrees). In a medium-sized skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate to cool. Coarsely chop.

    2. In a large bowl, combine beef, bacon, onion, beer, salt, and pepper. Fold ingredients and form into 4 patties, but do not compact too much. Make a 1-inch-wide dent in the center of each patty.

    3. Grill burgers with lid closed, until grill marks form, about 3 minutes. Flip burgers, close lid, and continue grilling until cooked to medium, about 4 minutes more. If adding cheese, place a slice on each burger during last minute of cooking. Remove burgers from grill and let rest for 3 to 4 minutes. Serve on buns. Makes 4 servings.

    573 calories per serving, 29g protein, 23g carbs, 1g fiber, 3g sugar, 39g fat

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  • SUMMER ALE SAUCE
    2 / 6 SUMMER ALE SAUCE

    Use as a sauce or marinade for chicken, beef, or fish.

    What You’ll Need:

    350 ml wheat ale

    1 1/4 cup ketchup

    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

    2 tsp ground pepper

    1 tsp ground ginger

    1 tsp fennel seed

    How to Make It: 

    In a 1-litre mason jar, combine beer, ketchup, lemon juice, pepper, ginger, and fennel seed. Seal and shake until thoroughly combined. Serve immediately as a sauce, or cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Makes 12 servings.

    50 calories per serving, 1g protein, 10g carbs, 0g fiber, 7g sugar, 0g fat

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  • HOPSCAPE WHEAT ALE-BUTTER GRILLED CORN
    3 / 6 HOPSCAPE WHEAT ALE-BUTTER GRILLED CORN

    Corn is a great source of antioxidants shown to improve eye health.

    What You’ll Need:

    230 mlwheat ale

    8 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened

    1/4 cup chives, chopped

    6-8 sweet corncobs

    Flaky sea salt

    How to Make It:

    1. Pour 1 cup beer into saucepan, and cook over medium-low heat until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 15 minutes. Cool completely.

    2. In a mixing bowl, beat cooled beer and butter until completely combined. Mix in chives. Push butter together into center of bowl. Cover with plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until cold.

    3. Heat grill to medium-high. Brush and oil grates. Grill corn, turning, until some char appears all over, 6 to 8 minutes total. Slather with beer butter and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

    204 calories per serving, 4g protein, 20g carbs, 2g fiber, 7g sugar, 13g fat

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  • CHOCOLATE BOCK GLAZED CARROTS
    4 / 6 CHOCOLATE BOCK GLAZED CARROTS

    Carrots are rich in potassium, folate, vitamin K, and beta-carotene.

    What You’ll Need:

    4 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

    0.9 kg rainbow carrots, peeled and cut into 2” by ½” sticks

    8 sage leaves

    1 sprig rosemary

    2 sprigs thyme

    1 bay leaf

    1/2 cup dark beer

    Flaky sea salt

    How to Make It:

    1. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt butter. Cook butter until it turns golden and smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Stir in carrots, sage leaves, rosemary, thyme, and bay leaf. Cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, about 25 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pour in beer and cook until glazed, about 5 minutes.

    2. Transfer carrots to a platter with a slotted spoon, drizzle with the sauce in the skillet, and top with flaky sea salt. Makes 6 servings.

    137 calories per serving, 2g protein, 15g carbs, 4g fiber, 7g sugar, 8g fat

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  • IPA BUFFALO WINGS
    5 / 6 IPA BUFFALO WINGS

    IPA brews are high in silicon, good for bone-building.

    What’s You’ll Need: 

    1.36 kg chicken wings (cut into drums and wings)

    1 Tbsp black pepper

    1 tsp cayenne pepper

    1 cup scallions, thinly sliced

    Blue cheese or ranch dressing (optional)

    For the Marinade:

    354 ml IPA

    1/4 cup salt

    1/4 cup sugar

    1/4 cup lime juice

    1 Tbsp hot sauce

    For the Sauce:

    1 cup barbecue sauce

    1/2 cup IPA

    1/2 orange’s zest and juice

    2 limes’ zest and juice

    1/2 cup hot sauce

    8 Tbsp butter, melted

    How to Make It:

    1. In a large bowl, whisk together beer, salt, sugar, lime juice, and hot sauce until salt and sugar dissolve. Add chicken wings, tossing to coat. Let wings marinate, refrigerated, for 1 to 2 hours; drain and pat dry.

    2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine barbecue sauce, beer, orange zest and juice, lime zest and juice, and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, then let simmer and reduce by a quarter, about 30 minutes. Slowly whisk in butter. Once butter is incorporated, remove sauce from heat.

    3. Season wings with black pepper and cayenne pepper. Then grill over medium-high heat, turning, until cooked through, 12 to 16 minutes; roast in a 375 degree oven, turning halfway through cooking, until cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes. Mix wings with 1/2 cup of sauce. Top wings with scallions and serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing. Cool and refrigerate extra sauce for up to 1 week. Makes 4 to 6 servings.

    337 calories per serving, 23g protein, 8g carbs, 1g fiber, 5g sugar, 23g fat

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  • ALE MIMOSA
    6 / 6 ALE MIMOSA

    A perfect refresher for a celebratory brunch (and a hit of vitamin C).

    What You’ll Need:

    0.35 litre summer ale

    0.35 litre cold orange juice

    How to Make It:

    Stir beer and juice until evenly mixed. Serve immediately. Makes 2 servings.

    169 calories per serving, 2g protein, 25g carbs, 21g sugar, 0g fat

    By Yishane Lee

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