As much as we love a good glass of wine, sometimes you just want an ice-cold beer with dinner. Or better yet, a dinner with your beer. When that’s the case, try one of these remarkably delicious dishes from Food52 that pair especially well with beer. We promise they’ll make you hoppy.
Homemade pizza dough that doesn’t require kneading? Where do we sign up? Pair that revolutionary dough with a classic margherita recipe, and you’ve got a reason to celebrate. Cheers.
What’s more classic than a burger and beer? OK, perhaps a burger and fries, but nevertheless, the former is a timeless pair that we’ll never tire of. Chef Suzanne Goin’s ground pork variation is masterfully packed with flavours in the actual patty: minced bacon, fresh Mexican chorizo, and sautéed aromatics.
We tend to think of strata as a breakfast casserole, but when made with Italians sausage and a bunch of greens like kale, spinach, or chard, it’s a fine candidate for dinner—with a nice, cold IPA. Plus, since you can incorporate practically any leftover produce you have into the recipe, the strata makes a great candidate for Sunday supper.
RECIPE: Strata With Sausage and Greens
This succulent, delectable lamb taco is slow-braised in chipotle broth and muted by an achiote marinade. Served in a warm tortilla with a topping of reduced balsamic-soaked raisins, it’s sweet, sour, and spicy. The only appropriate pairing is a chilled Mexican beer.
And finally, we have it: beer can chicken. Placing a beer can into the cavity of your spicy dry-rubbed chicken may look a science experiment, and it is—one that yields the most flavorful and juicy chicken you’ll ever taste. It would only be appropriate to match it with its maker, like a refreshing lager or ale.
RECIPE: Beer Can Chicken
What recipes do you love to pair with beer? Tell us in the comments!