Josh and I are both beer fans (well, my fan-age is being put on 100% hold during pregnancy- but NORMALLY, haha). Food Buzz and New Belgium Brewing Company recently gave me the opportunity to create a dish that either features or pairs well with a New Belgium beer (disclaimer: I received a stipend from Food Buzz and New Belgium to purchase the items to make this recipe). I was super excited and instantly knew which beer I would use, Fat Tire:
Josh orders this beer on the regular when we go out, and I couldn’t wait to put together a recipe that both FEATURES and PAIRS WELL with Fat Tire. I got to thinking and decided on a beer bread and beer marinated steak sandwich. For the bread, I looked to blog world. I found this amazing Easy & Cheesy Beer Bread from Farmgirl Fare. I replaced the dill with chives and Fat Tire was my beer of choice. The dry mixture:
Adding in the Fat Tire:
The final dough:
The final product:
YUM! This bread is amazing.
Next, I put together the marinade based on a recipe I came up with:
Fat Tire Steak Marinade
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- ¾ cup Fat Tire beer
- ½ lemon, juiced
- 1 tablespoon Montreal Steak seasoning
- 1 lb flank or sirloin steak (you can either marinade the whole steak or cut into strips, depending on how you’re going to cook the steak)
Mix together first 5 ingredients.
Add steak, cover with plastic wrap, and allow steak to marinade for at least four hours (or longer!!). Prepare steak. Steak can be either grilled, broiled, or cut into strips and cooked in a skillet with just a touch of oil.
To assemble the final sandwich, I toasted up two slices of the beer bread. I then placed the marinated steak, chopped jalapenos and Monterrey jack cheese slices on top. I placed the bread under the broiler for just a minute to melt the cheese. The result:
Turned out great! Thank you Food Buzz and New Belgium for the opportunity to make this tasty meal ;).
Are you a beer fan?
Jacob and I are both beer fans (him a bit more) and we're actually taking a beer brewing class on Wednesday. I can't wait!
Those recipes sound delicious. One I bet the man could even make!
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