In this post, Treetopia shows some love to one of the world’s biggest international events: Oktoberfest. And, with the official start dates waiting just around the corner, millions of people from all over the globe wait on the edge of their seats for this year’s beer-tastic merriment.
Join the festivities from the comforts of your own kitchen with dishes that call for the unusual yet truly welcome touch of beer. We’ve got you covered with easy-to-do recipes ranging from heady appetizers to intoxicatingly delicious desserts.
Beer Braised Beef with Carrots and Potatoes
There really is nothing quite like tucking into juicy, tender cuts of braised beef to warm you up during the cool months of fall. Carrots and potatoes make this dish nice and hearty while 2 cups of dark beer gives it big, robust flavor. This recipe from Roxana’s Home Baking takes just one pot to prepare, but requires a good time to cook to allow all the flavors to develop and seep into the meat.
Creamy Beer & Black Bean Queso
If you’re looking for something tasty to jog your appetite, try this creamy beer queso by Becky from A Calculated Whisk. This recipe for eight makes a delicious dip to serve with tortilla chips, fresh vegetable sticks, or toasted pita bread. Drink beer whilst you dip in beer. What could be more Oktoberfest-ive than that?
Oktoberfest Beer Mac & Cheese
Continuing with surprisingly delightful creamy beer recipes, this unusual but brilliant Oktoberfest twist on mac and cheese is sure to strike your fancy. Try out this amber ale-spiked recipe by yourself or share it with friends. Either way, avoid busting a hole through your wallet with a dish that requires simple and convenient ingredients. Visit Love and Flour for the complete recipe.
Guinness Beer Battered Fish
While central Europe is where Oktoberfest originated, Ireland brings plenty of good stuff to the table. Your first bite of this Guinness Beer Battered Fish recipe, a popular Irish treat for your taste buds, will send you over the moon and back. For more photos and full instructions, check out Tine at Home.
Blue Moon and Corona Cupcakes
These suds-soaked sweets are the perfect dessert to cap off any Oktoberfest feast. The frosting and garnish for these beer-flavored cupcakes make use of fruits that each beer is typically served with, namely lime for Corona and oranges for Blue Moon. Make sure to bake a big batch as your friends are likely to want a second round of these boozy baked goods. Find out more by visiting Erica’s Sweet Tooth.
What beer-inspired recipe are you planning to make this Oktoberfest? Let us know in the comment section below.