Clearly the number one way to enjoy Guinness Extra Stout this St. Patrick’s Day is poured into a pint glass. Having said that, cooking with this quintessential beverage yields some tasty results as well. Here are our top 10 ways to cook with Guinness.
1. Substitute half the liquid in your favorite beef stew with Guinness. Stir in a tablespoon or two of whole-grain mustard for a tangy touch. Check out our Stout Beef Stew with Chive Mashed Red Potatoes for a delicious meal idea.
2. Mash some Guinness and a touch of horseradish into those mashed potatoes.
3. Steam more flavor into mussels and clams with Guinness.
4. Stir Guinness into drop biscuit dough along with some sharp Cheddar cheese and chopped green onions.
5. Stir Guinness and rye seeds into batter for a savory Rueben twist on waffles. Top cooked waffles with sauerkraut, corned beef, Thousand Island dressing, and Swiss cheese.
6. Whisk together Guinness, sour cream, and mustard for a quick dipping sauce. 7. Blend vanilla or chocolate ice cream into Guinness for an adult milk shake.
9. Baste ham in a glaze of Guinness, brown sugar, and cider vinegar.
10. Add Guinness to your favorite packaged brownie mix, and don’t forget to add a splash to the frosting too! Breakfast and Brunch from all-american cooking has a great recipe for Dark Chocolate Brownies with Guinness Frosting.
As the slogan states, “Guinness is Good For You” and I agree! Happy St. Patrick’s Day!