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Beer Cheese Muffins

We’ve taken classic beer bread and turned it into single serve muffins. Gooey cheese and roasted garlic paired with your favourite beer, these muffins are great any time of the day. Serve them with a hearty stew, spicy chili or even part of your breakfast spread. Yes, now you can have beer for breakfast. 

Beer Cheese Muffins

Beer Cheese Muffins
Yields 12
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 head garlic
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. 1/2 cup butter milk (Whole milk works too)
  4. 1/2 cup TREE BREWING THIRSTY BEAVER AMBER ALE
  5. 2 large eggs
  6. 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  7. 2 cup freshly grated aged cheddar (don’t use preshredded)
  8. 2 cups all-purpose flour
  9. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  10. 1 tablespoon sugar
  11. 2 tablespoons TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN MAGIC SEASONING
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425°F
  2. Cut the tip off the head of garlic, exposing the cloves. Place on a small sheet of tinfoil and drizzle with olive oil. Wrap tinfoil to form a tight packet and roast for 30 minutes, or until cloves are soft and amber coloured. Set aside to cool.
  3. Lower oven to 350°F.
  4. In a large bowl wish together milk, beer & eggs. Add the butter and whisk. Squeeze the head of garlic until the cloves have all come out. Add to bowl and whisk until all the cloves are broken up and well combined. Add the cheese and stir.
  5. Sprinkle the flour, baking powder, sugar, salt, and TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN MAGIC SEASONING into the bowl; gently stir, being careful not to over mix.
  6. Brush a muffin tin with melted butter, or spray with cooking spray.
  7. Spoon batter into muffin tins until about 2/3 full.
  8. Place in oven. Lower temperature to 325°F and bake for 20-25 minutes.
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Beer Can Chicken

If you’ve never had Beer Can Chicken before you’re missing out! Besides being incredibly tender, moist & succulent the bird on a can makes a great conversation piece. We were having company so we made 3 at once, each with a different beer. We tried Tree Brewing Company’s Thirsty Beaver, Cutthroat West Coast Ale and for the non-beer-lovers Duke’s Cider.

Beer Can Chicken

Beer Can Chicken
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
1 hr 15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 (4-pound) whole chicken
  2. 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  3. 3 tbsp TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN MAGIC SEASONING
  4. 1 can beer
  5. TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN BEER SMEER BBQ SAUCE
  6. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/beer-can-chicken-recipe.html?oc=linkback
Instructions
  1. Remove neck and giblets from chicken and discard.
  2. Rinse chicken inside and out, and pat dry with paper towels.
  3. Rub chicken lightly with oil then rub inside and out with TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN MAGIC SEASONING. Set aside.
  4. Open beer can and take several gulps (make them big gulps).
  5. Place beer can on a solid surface. Grabbing a chicken leg in each hand, plunk the bird cavity over the beer can.
  6. Transfer the bird-on-a-can to your grill and place in the center of the grate, balancing the bird on its 2 legs and the can like a tripod.
  7. Cook the chicken over medium-high, indirect heat, with the grill cover on, for approximately 1 hour.
  8. Based chicken with TASTE OF THE OKANAGAN BEER SMEER BBQ SAUCE and cook for another 15 minutes or until the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F in the breast area and 180 degrees F in the thigh.
  9. Remove from grill and let rest for 10 minutes before carving.
Taste of the Okanagan Specialty Foods http://tasteoftheokanagan.com/recipes/