Why drink that leftover beer when you can cook with it?

Beer is used in a so many recipes, and can add any number of flavors depending on the kind of beer that's used. When there's leftover beer in the fridge after a party, check out these recipes below and add some mmph! to your meals.

This first recipe is loosely based on one my mom uses at home:

Red-Braised Pork (紅燒肉)

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:1 hr
  • Total Time:1 hr 10 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • 20-30 chunks pork belly
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 5 tablespoon sugar
  • 3 to 5 slices ginger root
  • Scallions
  • Water
  • 12 oz. Bock beer
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Step 1

Slice pork belly into chunks, preserving the layers of fat and meat.
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Step 2

Dice scallions until you obtain a small pile and cut several slices of ginger root.
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Step 3

Fry pork belly on stove for several minutes until they turn light brown on the outside.
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Step 4

Put pork belly in a pot or wok. Also add in the scallions, ginger root slices, leftover beer, sugar, soy sauce, and enough water to cover the meat.

*Note: I eyeball the sugar and soy sauce. You may need to add more soy sauce during the cooking process depending on the color of the meat.
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Step 5

Turn the stove to high heat and wait until the mixture boils. Then turn the heat to medium-low, cover the mixture and wait for 30-40 minutes.

*Note: The amount of time depends on the amount of meat being used. I tend to check-in on the meat every once in awhile to see how much of the liquid has evaporated and if the color is too light.
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Step 6

When the cooking is done, most of the liquid will have evaporated. The rest can be used as sauce for vegetables or rice.
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Step 7

Enjoy!
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The next recipe is from Food Network's Robin Miller. The original recipe is here.

Robin Miller's Quick Fix Beer Bread

  • Prep Time:10 mins
  • Cook Time:45 mins
  • Total Time:55 mins
  • Servings:4
  • Easy

    Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 12 oz. lager beer
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
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Step 1

Preheat oven to 400° F. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray or olive oil.
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Step 2

Mix flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, olive oil, and leftover beer for about 5 to 10 minutes. Mixture should be thick with no lumps and bubbles.

Pour mixture into baking pan.
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Step 3

Bake batter for about 40 minutes. Enjoy!
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Other Beer Recipes & More

That's all for this time folks! Hope you all have as much fun trying these recipes as I did. Here are some other recipes that I found to take a few more beers off your hands:

-Three-Chile Beef Chili (Coffee + Dark Beer? Dank.) -Chocolate Beer Cake (Chocolate + Beer. Let's go.) -Guinness Ice Cream with Chocolate-Covered Pretzels (Enough said.)