In large deep skillet, combine lime flavored Lager, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper; add potato halves, cut-side down, and top with carrots. Bring mixture to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 12 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Transfer vegetables to serving platter with slotted spoon; cover loosely to keep warm.
Place leek pieces in same liquid in skillet and add asparagus spears on top. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 3 – 4 minutes. Uncover; scatter sugar snap peas in the skillet. Cover and simmer 3 – 5 minutes longer, or until sugar snap peas and asparagus are crisp-tender. Transfer vegetables to serving platter and cover.
Boil remaining liquid 4 minutes, or until reduced to ½ cup. Pour into a small bowl; whisk in lemon zest and juice, mustard and dill. Stir in salt and pepper. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss well to coat.
2 cans (14.5 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth
1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, Italian herb flavor, undrained
1 bottle (12 oz) Wheat Beer
1 bunch escarole, core removed, cut crosswise into 1-inch pieces
2 cups shredded or chopped carrots
½ cup chopped onion
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
1 pkg (1 lb) frozen Italian meatballs
1 cup dried small pasta, such as fiori, small penne or small shell
In a soup pot, combine beef broth, chicken broth, tomatoes and juices, wheat beer, escarole leaves, carrots, onion, Parmesan cheese and meatballs. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to low, cover pot and simmer 30 minutes.
Stir in pasta. Raise heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 11 minutes or until pasta is just tender. Remove soup from heat; let stand 5 minutes before serving.
Nutrition Information, Per Serving:
420 calories, 21 g fat; 9 g saturated fat; 32 g carbohydrate; 1170 mg sodium
Serves 6 - 8
2 tbls. olive oil
1 1/2 c. chopped onions
4 large garlic cloves, chopped
3 lb. ground chuck
5 tbls. chili powder
1 tbls. ground cumin
1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
1 14.5 oz can chicken broth
1 12-oz bottle beer
1 6-oz can tomato paste
1 15- to 16-oz red kidney beans, rinsed
Heat oil in heavy large Dutch over over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic. Saute until onions are translucent, about 8 minutes. Add chuck and saute until brown, breaking up meat with back of spoon, about 5 minutes. Add chili powder and cumin. Stir 2 minutes. Mix in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, beer and tomato paste. Simmer until thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking, about 75 minutes. Mix in beans. Simmer 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. (Can be prepared 3 days ahead. Refrigerate until cold, then cover. Re-warm over low heat before serving.)
1 Tbls butter
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 carrot, coarsely chopped
1/2 bulb fennel, coarsely chopped
1 shallot, coarsely chopped
1 bay leaf
2 1/2 cups Amber Lager or Brown Ale beer
7 cups chicken broth
3 1/2 cups canned pumpkin pureé
3 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
2 New Mexico red chilies, dried and seeded
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3/4 cup walnut halves and pieces
2 tsp chili powder
2 Tbls honey
1 cup sour cream
In large pot over medium heat, place butter, onion, carrot, fennel, shallot and bay leaf. Cook vegetables until tender, about 3 minutes, stirring. Increase heat to high; add beer. Simmer for two minutes. Add chicken broth, pumpkin pureé, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and chilies. Bring mixture to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer; cook for 30 minutes. In blender or food processor, pureé soup until smooth. Stir in maple syrup, salt and pepper. Top with toasted walnut cream. Serve hot.
Toasted Walnut Cream:
Preheat oven to 375° F. Place walnuts in ovenproof sauté pan; toast in oven until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Stir in chili powder. Toss to coat. Stir in honey; toss to coat. Bake 3 - 5 minutes more until walnuts are candied. Spread walnuts on wax paper to cool. Chop walnuts in food processor. Mix walnuts with sour cream.
Per Serving: 381 calories; 10 g protein; 43.9 g carbohydrate; 18 g fat; 6 g saturated fat
4 pounds beef-chuck stew meat, cut into 1 ½ inch chunks
1 ½ teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
½ cup flour
¼ cup olive oil
2 (12 ounce) bottles Pumpkin Ale beer
2 cups beef broth
2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
3 sprigs fresh rosemary
3 sprigs fresh thyme
3 shallots, finely chopped
2 bay leaves
1 ½ pounds small white boiling onions, peeled
1 ¾ pounds pumpkin or butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut into 1 inch chunks
4 ribs celery, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 recipe poached Herbed Pumpkin Ale Bread Dumplings (see recipes)
Season beef with salt and pepper. Place flour in large bowl; dredge beef chunks in flour, shaking off excess. Reserve remaining flour in bowl.
Heat oil in 8 quart Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat. Add beef, in batches, and sauté until browned on all sides. Remove beef with slotted spoon to a bowl. Stir remaining flour into pan drippings and whisk for 1 minute.
Add Pumpkin Ale beer, broth, tomato sauce, herb sprigs, shallots and bay leaves to pot. Return beef to pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Add onions; cover and continue to simmer 1 hour, or until beef is almost fork-tender, stirring once or twice. Add squash and celery; cover and simmer additional 30 minutes, stirring once or twice, until tender. The stew can be prepared to this point and refrigerated, up to 3 days ahead.
Remove herb stems and bay leaves from stew. If stew was made ahead, bring to a simmer. Arrange poached dumplings on top of stew; cover with lid and simmer 15 minutes longer, until dumplings are heated through.
Nutrition Information, Per Serving:
840 calories; 38 g fat; 13 g saturated fat; 57 g carbohydrate