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Cooking With Beer For Father's Day! Easy Recipes

What's better than drinking beer with dinner? Eating food with beer in it! Instead of chugging down all those cans of ale in your fridge and getting a beer belly, put them to good use by using them for these dishes that will surely be a hit on Father's Day.

There are tons of wonderful dishes that owe their rich and round flavor to beer. This recipe for grilled chicken breast from the Kitchn is a perfect example of how versatile beer can be.

Blackened Beer-brined Chicken Breasts. Courtesy: The Kitchn 

Blackened Beer-brined Chicken Breasts from The Kitchn

2 cups apple cider
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup kosher salt
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
1 teaspoon whole cloves
4 medium bone-in, skin-on chicken breasts (about 3 pounds)
2 (12-ounce) bottles dark or amber beer
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cayenne (optional)

The roasted flavor of dark beer complements the spiciness brought by the combination of cayenne, chili, cloves and peppercorns. Cinnamon adds a fragrant aroma, while brown sugar and butter gives this dish hints of caramel. This entree will definitely make your Father's Day celebration a lot more festive!

Blackened Beer-brined Chicken Breasts. Courtesy: The Kitchn 

Who says you can't have beer with dessert? This chocolate cake from Divas Can Cook is flavored with beer and coffee. The result is a deep and rich concoction that is just a luxury for the senses - a treat especially for Father's Day!

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake. Courtesy: Divas Can Cook

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake from Divas Can Cook
1¾ cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar, packed
½ cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
½ cup sour cream
½ cup cup buttermilk
½ cup plain black coffee
½ cup guinness beer

Chocolate Guinness Beer Cake. Courtesy: Divas Can Cook

Who knew that beer can also be used to flavor cheese dip? Cook The Story has a recipe for a flavorful dip made extra savory with garlic powder and dijon mustard.

Hot Beer Cheese Dip from Cook The Story
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
3/4 cup milk, divided
1/2 cup beer
1 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper
3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese

Hot Beer Cheese Dip. Courtesy: Cook The Story

 TIP: Pair this dip with toasted bread. Place sliced bread on a baking sheet lined with silicone mat and bake in the oven until crispy and golden brown. 

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Hot Beer Cheese Dip. Courtesy: Cook The Story

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