Cooking with wine may be common practice, but many cooks overlook the flavor-enhancing potential of beer in all its myriad varieties. Lagers, pilsners, pale ales, brown ales, stouts each offers a distinctive blend of grains, yeast, water, and flavorings, and can be used in recipes for results that range from subtle to surprising. Add a splash of dark beer to a black bean chili, and you’ll create a Southwestern stew with rich, almost meaty undertones. Simmer a fruity ale down to a syrup and you’ll have a salad dressing ingredient that rivals aged balsamic vinegar.
Cooking chopped onions slowly over low heat caramelizes their natural sugars and turns the pungent vegetables into a rich, ultraversatile spread that will keep for up to a week in the fridge. Try slathering it on bread and toasting with cheese for an open-faced sandwich, spread ...read more
Kielbasa-style vegetarian sausages are perfect with the onion-apple sauté. We loved this recipe made with an amber lager, such as Negro Modelo, Dos Equis or MÃ¤rzen (March) beer. Serve over noodles tossed with poppy seeds. ...read more
Putting an American spin on the Portuguese soup Caldo Verde, this version calls for a dash of flavor-boosting crushed red peppers. The meatless sausage substitutes for the traditional Portuguese chouriço sausage. For another level of flavor, start off with vegetable stock instead ...read more
30 MINUTES OR LESSPutting an American spin on the Portuguese soup Caldo Verde, this version calls for a dash of flavor-boosting crushed red peppers. The meatless sausage substitutes for the traditional Portuguese chouriço sausage. For another level of flavor, start off with ...read more
30 minutes or fewerA crowd-pleasing standard gets a makeover using portobello mushrooms instead of meat. The mushrooms add a rich, earthy flavor to this quick-to-make one-pot meal. Meal Plan: Corn bread always goes great with chili; you can also top it with a dollop of soy sour ...read more
Mary Bilyeu accidentally came up with the recipe one night while throwing together ingredients she had on hand. As a busy single mom, Mary finds ways to fix her son fast, delicious meals without having to turn to preservative- and trans fat–laden foods from drive-throughs and ...read more