What something different for Christmas Eve dinner this year?! Love craft beer!?

What if we told you that you can make an entire Pale Ale Meatloaf Dinner with one 22 oz bottle of your favorite Pale Ale!? That’s right humans we took one 22 oz bottle of Mission Brewery El Conquistador Pale Ale and made this amazing pale ale meatloaf, pale ale brussels sprouts, & some pale ale mashed potatoes!

 

Pale Ale Meatloaf
Serves 8
A delicious Pale Ale Meatloaf
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
2 hr
Total Time
2 hr 10 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 teaspoons canola oil
  2. 1 medium sweet onion, chopped (2 cups)
  3. 1 12-ounce bottle your favorite pale ale
  4. 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  5. 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  6. 3/4 teaspoon salt
  7. 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  8. 1 1/4 pounds 95%-lean ground beef
  9. 1 1/4 pounds 93%-lean ground turkey
  10. 1 cup breadcrumbs
  11. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  12. 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  13. 1 egg white, lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Coat an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
  2. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until translucent and starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in beer and increase heat to high. Bring to a vigorous boil; cook until the liquid is quite syrupy and the mixture reduces to about 3/4 cup, 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl. Stir in thyme, dry mustard, salt and pepper. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  3. Add beef, turkey, breadcrumbs, parsley, egg and egg white to the onion mixture. With clean hands, mix thoroughly and transfer to the prepared pan.
  4. Bake the meatloaf until an instant-read thermometer registers 160°F when inserted into the center, about 1 hour 20 minutes. Let rest for 5 minutes; drain accumulated liquid from the pan and slice.
  5. We recommend adding some ketchup to top of meatloaf about 10 minutes before meatloaf is done for a nice topping
Notes
  1. Per serving: 259 calories; 9 g fat (2 g sat, 2 g mono); 101 mg cholesterol; 10 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 31 g protein; 21 g fiber; 339 mg sodium; 46 mg potassium.
Adapted from Eating Well
Adapted from Eating Well
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Pale Ale Brussels Sprouts
Serves 6
Delicious Brussels Sprouts made with Pancetta & Pale Ale
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
22 min
Total Time
32 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 lbs Brussels sprouts
  2. 6 oz. pancetta, chopped
  3. 1 shallot, peeled and sliced
  4. 1 cup of chopped onions
  5. 12 oz. bottle bottle of beer
  6. 1/2 tsp. salt
  7. 1/4 tsp. pepper
Instructions
  1. Trim the ends of each Brussels sprouts, removing excess leaves. Cut the sprouts in half, leaving the smallest sprouts whole.
  2. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped bacon and saute until crisp.
  3. Add the sliced shallot & chopped onions. Saute another 2-3 minutes to soften. Then add the Brussels sprouts. Stir and sear the sides of the sprouts for 4-5 minutes.
  4. Pour the bottle of beer into the skillet. Add the salt and squeeze a bit of orange to add some citrus. Bring to a simmer and lower the heat a little. Stir and simmer until the beer has reduced to a glaze and the sprouts are cooked through, 12-15 minutes.
Notes
  1. Save the extra liquid in the brussels sprouts to use some in the mashed potatoes!
Adapted from A Spicy Perspective
Adapted from A Spicy Perspective
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Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes with touch of Pale Ale
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Ingredients
  1. 1 small bag of golden potatoes
  2. garlic salt
  3. butter
Instructions
  1. Boil potatoes until done
  2. Drain out the water and use a masher to mash them
  3. Add some butter and garlic salt and mix well
  4. Take some of the saved beer liquid from the brussels sprouts and pour over. Stir until well mixed.
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