Thanksgiving is a mere two weeks and the time for planning out your Turkey Day meal is now. Want to get more of Frankenmuth Brewery’s Michigan beer into your meal this year? Frankenmuth Brewery is proud to present a recipe for beer stuffing that will make your Thanksgiving extra delicious.
The turkey is the highlight of any Thanksgiving feast and adding a bit of our Michigan beer to the stuffing recipe will make a huge impact. For this beer stuffing recipe, Frankenmuth Brewery suggests using our seasonal Harvest Ale, which will add hints of pine to the flavor and aroma of the bird. Your time to shine in the kitchen is approaching quick! Prepare for game time with our recipe below and be the all-star of your family’s holiday celebration.
1 cup Frankenmuth Brewery Winter Bock
3 tbsp butter
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
3 tbsp minced onion
½ cup diced celery
1 cup peeled and diced apples
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp dried sage
1 tsp salt
½ tsp finely ground black pepper
5 to 6 cups dry stuffing crumbs
1/3 toasted and chopped walnuts
1. In a large pot, melt butter and add garlic, onion, celery and apple. After covering the pot, allow the ingredients to cook over low heat for 5 to 7 minutes.
2. Add in paprika, pepper, salt, sage and Frankenmuth Brewery Harvest Ale. Allow for the Michigan beer to warm to the temperature of the other ingredients and then stir in breadcrumbs and walnuts. Make sure that the consistency of the mixture is slightly moist, as it will need to be to endure the process of cooking inside the turkey. If it doesn’t seem moist enough, add more Michigan beer.
3. Put the beer stuffing into both ends of the turkey and bake based on the size of your bird.
Cooking the bird might have been a chore before, but with a growler of Frankenmuth Brewery’s Harvest Ale by your side, the process will be a little bit less grueling this year. Celebrate the season with our Michigan beer stuffing recipe and be sure to give thanks for all of the good things that have happened in 2012.