Recipes with Beer for Game Day

Beer isn’t just for drinking — amp up your game-day spread with some suds-infused fare.

Shredded Beer-Braised Beef Sandwich

You may have to tear your eyes away from the game to make sure this deliciously messy sandwich — which combines french fries and tender shredded beef between toasted kaiser rolls — doesn't end up on your lap.

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Beer-Marinated Grilled Skirt Steak

Layer on the flavor by marinating steak in lager and soy sauce before grilling.

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Beer-y Chorizo Queso Fundido

An infusion of Mexican lager gives this classic cheese dip a crisp, hoppy flavor. You can tweak the dip's spice level by adding the jalapenos with or without their seeds.

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Pulled Pork Nachos

Nealey Dozier loads up chips with pulled pork that’s slow-cooked in beer and cider vinegar. She finishes the platter with a smoky barbecue sauce and cooling cilantro crema.

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Beer-Braised Chicken Thighs

This comforting dish is perfect for pairing with a cold one. Rachael Ray brightens her spicy tomato sauce — filled with andouille sausage and onions — with a bottle of lager.

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Red Beef Chili

Bobby Flay spikes his satisfying stew with dark beer, chocolate and maple syrup to tame the bowl's fiery edge and infuse it with deeply complex flavor.

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Beer-Braised Szechuan Chicken Wings

Lee Anne Wong's wings have a Chinese accent. Instead of the usual hot sauce, they get their fiery kick from Szechuan peppercorns and dried red chiles.

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Beer-Braised Beef Meatballs

Kick the Italian favorite up a notch by cooking meatballs in beer and pairing them with a creamy horseradish dip.

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Rosticciana (Spare Ribs) and Sausages

Brats and beers are a traditional German combination, but Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos give the dish an Italian twist by braising the links in Belgian ale with olives and rosemary.

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Chocolate Stout Cupcakes

Dave Lieberman turns to a classic pairing — chocolate and stout — for these hand-held treats, and he tops them with cream cheese icing that mimics a Guinness’ signature frothy head.

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Beer Float Your Boat Cocktail

Hand out glasses of this fizzy float before the final down. Alie Ward and Georgia Hardstark use an intense chocolate stout to balance out the decadent sweetness of dulce de leche ice cream.

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