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Beer Me



Bring on the comfort food! I love cooking, and I love beer – so naturally, I love cooking with beer. One of my favorite recipes featuring beer, and the easiest, is chili. Pair that with beer brats, onions and cheese all spread out on a fresh pretzel bun from Coborn’s Bakery and you’ve got yourself a perfect fall meal.

Lets break it down into 2 different recipes, first up is the chili:


Beer Chili
  • 1 Lb. Ground Pork
  • 1 Lb. Ground Beef
  • 1 Can/Bottle Beer – Your Choice
  • 6 Oz. Can Tomato Paste
  • 2 Packets Food Club Chili Seasoning
  1. In a large stock pot, brown pork and beef.
  2. Add beer, tomato paste and chili seasoning.
  3. Bring to a boil.
  4. Cover, reduce heat to simmer.

Next, the brats:


Beer Brats
  • Coborn’s Signature Smokehouse Brats (Comes in a pack of 6)
  • 1 Onion – sliced
  • 2 Cans/Bottles Beer – Your Choice
  1. Poke holes in brat casing with a fork.
  2. Simmer brats in beer until just about boiling.
  3. Remove brats – reserve about 1/4 cup beer in the pan.
  4. Sautée onions in remaining beer until translucent.
  5. Add brats back in to pan cooking until done.

Now don’t forget the cheese! All you have to do is warm up a can of cheddar cheese soup. Once that’s done, just pile everything over a fresh pretzel bun and enjoy a relaxing night in.

I’m more of a darker beer kind of guy, so I went with Summit’s EPA, but you can swap that out for whatever your beer of choice may be. A good rule of thumb when cooking with beer or wine, is if you wouldn’t drink it – don’t cook with it!

I love the earthy taste this beer adds to this recipe, and you can’t go wrong with pretzels & cheese!

Nom Nom!

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Frugal Foodie with Brandon