13 Ridiculously Delicious Things You Can Make With Guinness
We often hear about the luck of the Irish, but how about the creativity of the Irish? Descendants, citizens, and enthusiasts of the European nation have gotten quite imaginative in their endeavours to incorporate the country's national drink (Guinness Stout) into their home cooking. From pulled pork to French onion soup to chocolate cake, we've rounded up 14 Guinness-spiked recipes that also happen to be downright delicious. We hope they make your St. Patrick's Day week a lucky one.
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A nice dark stout beer like Guinness makes an amazingly fudgy, dark, dense cake, and topped with salted caramel glaze, it becomes downright decadent and ultra-rich.
Add some seasonings, a bottle of Guinness, and a few pounds of pork butt, loin, or shoulder to your slow cooker, and sit back and wait patiently for the tastiest fall-apart-on-your-fork pulled-pork ever. Great for sliders, tacos, or even a salad, this recipe is totally versatile and great for crowds.
Classic French onion soup gets an Irish twist in this delicious recipe, which slow cooks the onions in Guinness and red wine vinegar. A slice of French bread and a slice of aged Irish cheddar are the perfect finishing touch.
An addictively delicious marinade for ribs, chicken, salmon, burgers, steak, and basically anything you can get your hands on, this Guinness barbecue also happens to be insanely easy to make. Win, win.
Laced with a whole bottle of beer, this milky, chocolate-y cake bar recipe is at once rich, creamy, and produces a delightfully fluffy cakey top. A must-have for any St. Paddy’s party.
Having a St. Patrick’s Day party? These mini pizzettes are the cutest thing to pass around. Adding a depth of flavour in the way wine does, the beer is a solid savoury complement to cremini mushrooms and caramelised onions. Make extra: these will go fast!
There’s not much better in this world than a warm, soft pretzel with some grainy mustard and a good beer, so one inventive cook decided to incorporate the beer and mustard into the pretzel. It’ll be a hit on game days or a few beers into your St. Paddy’s Day, when the munchies start to kick in.
It wouldn’t be a celebration without ice cream, right? The thought of beer ice cream might be off-putting, but the rich, wrong-right flavour is surprisingly addictive when mixed with chocolate. If you’re a fan of alternative ice-cream flavours, you have to try this.
A tribute to Irish heritage that’s also an awesome way to spoil yourself, these rich brownies are ultra-moist and deep in flavour, with a little nuttiness. Perfect with a glass of milk… or Guinness!
Because fried foods and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly, one genius soul devised these mouthwatering oven-fried Guinness onion rings with stout gravy. These are so yummy they may inspire you to do the Irish jig.
You don’t need a special holiday to enjoy this yummy winter stew, which is accented with cheddar herb dumplings. Hearty, flavorful, and absolutely delicious, it’s the perfect answer to a chilly March day.
The Bloody Mary is one of the most versatile cocktails, but most alterations we see are usually garnishes or seasonings. This one is unusual in that it alters the base, cuts back some of the tomato juice, and pours in Guinness Extra Stout. The added flavour is integrated into the entire drink… and might we add that it’s delicious.
Savoury, sweet, smoky, gooey, and an all-around perfect addition to your melted sandwich repertoire, this Guinness grilled cheese is a yummy candidate for a casual St. Paddy’s Day dinner or lunch.
What are your favourite St. Patrick's Day recipes? Share with us in the comments below.