11 Super Bowl Recipes You Can Make with Beer, aka the World's Greatest Secret Ingredient

The Super Bowl is quickly approaching, and there will be several ravenous, passionate eaters, drinkers, and football fans in attendance. What's the easiest way to make sure all of them are fed and kept happy? Making Super Bowl dishes that include beer as a major ingredient is definitely one way. Here are 11 knockout recipes you can make with beer that will leave every football fan focusing more on the nom nom than the game itself. 

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Beer Mac and Cheese

Beer + mac + cheese? This recipe from A Spicy Perspective ABSOLUTELY equals bliss.

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Crock Pot Beer Chicken

With a ton of things to do in order to get ready for the big game, a slow cooker recipe like this one is equal parts handy and delightful. Add a beer into the mix, and your nerves are instantly calmed. 

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3-Ingredient Beer Cheese Dip

It’s creamy, smooth, and it’s got a nice subtle kick to it. So good that you shouldn’t be surprised to see people trying to dive into the bowl head-first.

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Vegan Beer-Battered Crunchy Onion Rings

Vegans know how to party too, you guys! Here are some amazing crunchy onion rings from Fo Reals Life that are beer-battered and utterly satisfying.

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Buffalo Cheddar Beer Bread Stuffing

Oh, hey there. Stuffing is not just for Thanksgiving — especially if it’s made with beer, buffalo sauce, and cheese.

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Beer-Battered Cajun Fries

There should be a rule that all Super Bowl parties must have fries available to guests. Otherwise, if you’re not a football fan, what’s the point? Ya know?

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Black Bean Chili Burgers With Baked Cheddar Beer Onion Rings

This meal from Half Baked Harvest has so many things going on that I want to eat it, hug it, and be best friends with it, all at once. I’m hungry and very confused.

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Beer Braised Ribs

Ribs and beer are two Super Bowl staples. Combine them both into one stellar dish.

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Vegan Beer Cheese and Tofu Potato Skins

Potato skins will always be a win. And this recipe from Fo Reals Life is proof that anything in the food world is possible, even when a bunch of items that don’t seem like they’d work (potatoes, tofu, vegan cheese, and beer) come together in perfect snack harmony. 

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Chocolate-Dipped Beer Marshmallows

Apps are great, of course, but the ‘zerts cannot be ignored! These chocolate beer marshmallows are so good, you should probably make three or four extra batches, because they will go so very quickly. 

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Mexican Beer Spiked Churros

Just one cup of Mexican beer can take your churros to the next level of wonderfulness. Who knew?

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