Cooking with beer: 7 vegan recipes for beer-infused dishes

Cooking with beer: 7 vegan recipes for beer-infused dishes

If you’re thinking we’re going to have a drink today before our backyard National Beer Day festivities, you’re right. But what you might not know is that we’re stepping up our brewing game by presenting seven plant-based dishes made with this icy drink. Beer has made its way onto the food trend scene, meaning everyone can enjoy an icy libation. From moist stout cupcakes and beer battered tofu tacos to chocolate stout brownies and beer macaroni and cheese, we’ve compiled a list of the tastiest beer-infused vegan dishes to whet your appetite. So, raise your glass, but don’t take a sip. Instead, enjoy beer boiled into your food. Cheers!

Thyme & Love

1 Vegan beer sweets

With baseball season underway, beer-soaked brats are the perfect addition to any beer day party. Do like Thyme & Love and cook your favorite Beyond Meat brats in a tub of your favorite summer brew for a taste you won’t soon forget. Served between fluffy pretzel buns and loaded with all the ingredients, dress up this classic with a side of potato salad (or even baked beans!) for the ultimate meal.
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Vegan Yack Attack

2 Thai BBQ Beer Can Cabbage with Daikon Slaw

If you’re the kind of person who likes to experiment with your food, try these inventive sliders from cookbook author (and VegNews contributor) Jackie Sobon. Packed with roasted beer cabbage (which requires you to strip a cabbage, add beer to it, and slowly grill the beer-filled cabbage until it’s tender and infused with hoppy goodness), the Asian-inspired barbecue sauce and clear daikon slaw make for an incredible hand-held .
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Vegan Yack Attack

3 Beer & Brat Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Another delicious culinary invention from Jackie Sobon’s kitchen, this Oktoberfest-worthy macaroni and cheese is the ultimate comfort food. The cashew-based sauce is completely swoon-worthy thanks to the luxuriously creamy texture and the added oomph of the Golden Ale beer. We’d smother almost anything with it, but Sobon pairs it with perfectly cooked pasta and chunky chunks of vegan seitan bratwurst.
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Minimalist Bakery

4 Vegan beer Chile

Is it okay to drink alone when you pour the beer into a jar of chili? We say yes, which is why Minimalist Baker’s one-bowl wonder is our staple for nights spent on the couch. Although the recipe is for eight people, we find it best suited to the single lifestyle. Simple ingredients? To check. Easy to prepare? Yes (less than an hour). Freezer friendly? Sure! In addition, the beer gives it a robust taste and the beans give this soup substance. Serve it in a pint glass for a festive touch and enjoy your party.
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Hot for food

5 Vegan Beer & Cheddar Bread Bowl Dip

Beer and cheese is the harmonious adult equivalent of peanut butter and jelly, which could explain why Hot for Food has created the ultimate gooey, cheesy, vegetable dip, perfect for a movie night in (sea ​​pirate, everybody?). The dip relies on potatoes and cashews for its classically thick consistency, while the beer, spices, and pickled jalapeños enhance the bold, complex flavor. The dip is poured into a bread bowl and topped with vegan cheddar, green onion and coconut bacon, so forgo the accessories and start tearing this bowl apart.
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Healthy Happy Life

6 Crispy Beer Battered Tofu Tacos

Those who say they don’t like tofu have clearly never had Kathy Patalsky’s beer-battered creation. The blogger transforms these bland soybeans into cravings, beer-infused bites that are simple yet satisfying when paired with pickled onions, cabbage, avocado, vegan chipotle mayonnaise, and hot sauce. The tofu is crispy on the outside, tender on the inside and tastes great in a warm tortilla. We make extra to add to our salads, sandwiches and Buddha bowls.
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Chocolate covered Katie

7Chocolate Stout Brownies

Stout is an acquired taste, but thanks to these decadent vegan brownies, everyone can learn to enjoy the chocolate accents. Conceived by healthy vegan dessert blog Chocolate Covered Katie, these innocent brownies are fudgy, filled with chocolate chips and a surefire pleaser. Note: Katie highly recommends leaving these in the fridge overnight before serving, so plan ahead and make them the night before. We won’t judge whether you celebrate a day early by eating the batter.
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Read more about beer:
The Guide to Vegan Beer
New technology for purifying vegan mushrooms could eliminate animal products from beer
Vegan fish fillets with banana blossom in beer batter

Photo credit: Kathy Patalsky

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