5 Amazing Ways To Cook With Guinness

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Guinness isn’t just a dark malt to be consumed down the pub or with mates in mid-March.

The ‘black gold’, like white & red wine, can be a great libation to add to an already stellar dinner dish.

So without further ado, we present you with 5 amazing ways to cook with Guinness. To leave these to St. Paddy’s Day next year would be obscene. You should tuck into one of these as soon as you can.

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Perfect with any type of steak, the Guinness sauce made using the juices from the pan – in addition to garlic, shallots and tomato paste. You only need about half a can, meaning that you can polish the rest off over dinner. Or even in between searing the steak if you prefer.


Although originally made for sandwiches (it’s said to be perfect with a ciabatta roll), the meatloaf adds complexity by throwing mushrooms, cheddar and of course Guinness in the mix. The dish therefore becomes an intense centerpiece for a main meal accompanied with sides, or enjoyed solo.

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Another dish accompanied by a variation of Guinness sauce – this time made with mustard, brown sugar and Worcester sauce smothered over pork sausages and Irish mashed potatoes.


From The Messy Baker, the Guinness Braised Short Ribs are usually served over egg noodles or mashed potatoes. They should also go down well with rice or chips if you prefer. Although the preparation time may be a bit longer than preferred at 3 hours, the end result is rack ‘o’ ribs which falls off the bone when cooked to perfection.


The infusion of chilli and Guinness as well as its coffee and dark chocolate flavours may be acquired taste – but overall its smoky, rich yet sweet aroma is what sets this chipotle apart. This is obviously one for lovers of spicy food, but if not, you can always hold back on the cayenne pepper.



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