Pepper Onion Beer Sauce

I had a bunch (and I do mean a bunch!) of ham leftover from cooking a big ham on my Char-Broil Big Easy. I could’ve made more sandwiches. Or I could dice up some ham for omlets. Instead, I decided to warm up some nice thick slices and top them with this wonderful pepper onion beer sauce. It looks like your pretty standard vegetable topping, but with a twist: orange marmalade. Whoa! I wasn’t expecting that!
pepper-onion-beer-sauceThis pepper onion beer sauce really goes well with ham, but I also think it’d compliment grilled chicken just as well. Don’t like orange marmalade? I bet you could substitute your favorite marmalade or preserves.

Pepper Onion Beer Sauce
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Recipe type: Sauce
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 2-4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 sweet onion, chopped
  • 8 ounces beer
  • 1/2 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • Hot sauce, to taste
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  2. Add the bell peppers and onion and sautee for 5 minutes
  3. Add the beer, orange marmalade, soy sauce and hot sauce. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer and continue simmering until the vegetables are softened and the sauce is reduced.
  4. Serve over sliced ham or grilled chicken.

Beer Cheese Sauce

Oh me. This beer cheese sauce has lots and lots of uses, from a dip for pretzels or chips to topping hot dogs or burgers, or even over pasta. We served it warm with warmed pretzel balls, and everything disappeared in minutes!

Beer Cheese SauceAdjust the heat to your tastes. For a thicker sauce, just let it cook a little longer.

Also try my other version of beer cheese sauce. It has a nice horseradish kick.

Beer Cheese Sauce
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Ingredients
  • 1 bottle beer
  • 2 cups extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, diced and softened
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno, minced (or substitute 1/2 teaspoon or more red pepper flakes)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
  1. Add the beer to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  2. Combine the cheese and flour in a bowl and add to the beer along with the remaining ingredients.
  3. Stir until the cheese is melted completely and is of the desired thickness.
  4. Serve warm.