Beer as Food:

Corned Beef and Cabbage Crock Pot Recipe

  • 6 carrots, cut into chunks
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 stalks celery, cut into chunks
  • 2 to 3 pound corned beef brisket with seasoning packet
  • 12 ounce bottle stout or dark ale (or water)
  • 6 medium red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 small head of cabbage, cut into wedges

Place carrots, onions and celery in bottom of crock pot or slow cooker. Rinse brisket and lay on top of vegetables. Add spices and beer. Top with potatoes. Add enough water to cover meat. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours.

Remove meat and vegetables from crock pot, cover with foil to keep warm. Add cabbage to crock pot, increase heat to high and cook 20 to 30 minutes.

Slice brisket across the grain, serve with vegetables, spoon juices over meat and vegetables. Serves 6 to 8.

CHOCOLATE STOUT CUPCAKES WITH
IRISH CREAM BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box devil's food cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups stout beer
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs

Buttercream Frosting:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 box (1 lb.) powdered sugar (4 cups)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons Irish Cream Liquor

Heat oven to 350 degrees (325 degrees for dark or nonstick pans). Place foil or paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.

In large bowl, beat all cupcake ingredients with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds. Beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Divide batter among muffin cups.

Bake 18 to 23 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove cupcakes from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.

In large bowl, beat shortening and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating until combined. Add vanilla and 2 tablespoons of the liqueur; beat until blended. Add enough of the remaining 1 to 2 tablespoons liqueur, 1 teaspoon at a time, beating until frosting is light and fluffy.

Spoon frosting into decorating bag fitted with #1M star tip; pipe frosting in circular pattern on tops of cupcakes.

NOTE: If you don't have a decorating bag spoon frosting into a large resealable food storage plastic bag and cut off a corner of the bag to pipe frosting onto cupcakes.

Updated November 2014
(MBWA News)

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