Our beer-soaked recipes make the most of your brewskies on Super Bowl Sunday.
By the numbers, Super Bowl Sunday is second only to Thanksgiving in American food consumption—and considering the typical fare, it can come as no surprise that antacid sales typically spike 20 percent the very next day.
We love chips, dips, wings and chili as much as the next red-blooded American, but we also know a star ingredient when we see it. And when it comes to Super Bowl Sunday, beer blitzes everything else on the menu, so why sideline the sudsy stuff as a mere beverage?
With the right recipe, a hearty stout, ale, or lager can add depth and body to your Super Bowl party dishes—malty sweetness, bitter hops, and robust yeast are just a few flavor notes that beer can bring to the table. And these touchdown-scoring recipes (including an unexpectedly delicious cake) will take your Super Bowl menu from B-team to A-game in no time flat.
— By Stacey Norwood, Relish Multimedia Editor
Hot beer-batter fried fish is cooled by crisp cabbage and a creamy cilantro-spiked sauce.
Beer for the shrimp and chili-flavored cocktail sauce amp up this version of the classic appetizer.
Dark, sweet beer gives these "drunken" beans extra punch.
Get out the slow cooker for this hearty supper.
Beer is the surprising ingredient in this tender cake.