BBQ Spicy Beer Ribs + Tofu ‘Rib’ Alternative

We marinaded the ribs overnight with a *homemade Sriracha

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IMG_0361 copyMarinade:

1 cup onion, grated

3/4 cup flat beer (we used Murphy’s Stout for its low carbonation)

3/4 cup Sriracha or (*plain tomato sauce, tomato paste, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, onion powder, chili pepper, cayenne)

3 tbsp Dijon mustard

1 tbsp Worcestershire

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

salt & pepper


IMG_3497 copy2Coleslaw:

green & purple cabbage


chopped pickles

pickle juice

salt & pepper

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Shandy = Beer + Lemonade (preferably carbonated)

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IMG_3531 copy 2Dessert: Murphy’s Stout Brownies

3 ½ oz (1 bar) 70% + dark chocolate

8 tbsp of butter

1 cup stout beer (we used Murphy’s, or recommend an espresso stout)

1/2 cup white sugar

1 cup brown sugar, loose, not packed

4 eggs

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 cup flour

1 tsp salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1 cup toasted walnuts (*optional)

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees

– Melt chocolate and butter together, set aside to cool slightly, stir in stout

– Beat eggs and sugar together, add vanilla extract

– Mix dry ingredients together (flour, cocoa powder & salt)

– In a large bowl, blend everything together till moist, then fold in chips and walnuts

– Baking time: 40-45 minutes

serve with fresh strawberries


Beer Chilli con Carne


– In a large pot (no lid), fry 1 1/2 onions and 1 head of garlic in olive oil. Cook 2 minutes, before clear, then,

– Add 1 family pack ground beef / or 2 containers, (*can substitute vegetables for beef)

– When meat has browned, and fat is drained, add 3 tbsp chilli powder (to taste), 1tbsp cumin, 1 tsp oregano, a pinch of cayenne, and salt & pepper,

– Add 2 1/2 (28 oz) *cans chunky tomato sauce (*from a carton or glass container is better), 1 cup beef stock, and 1 cup stout beer,

– Bring to a boil, then simmer everything on low for 1 hour,

– Stir in 3 (15 oz) cans kidney beans,

semi-optional: add 1/2 tbsp olive oil, and 1/4 bar of 85% dark chocolate (do it!)

serve with Southern-style cornbread, sour cream and some shredded cheddar