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

Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 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

  • Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add the bell peppers and onion and saute for 5 minutes
  • 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.
  • 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 a few Tostistos Scoops. Everything disappeared in minutes! This sauce is so good you’ll be tempted to grab a straw down the whole lot in no time!

Beer Cheese SauceAdjust the heat to your tastes. I like this sauce nice and spicy. For a thicker beer cheese sauce, just let it cook a little longer.

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

Beer Cheese Sauce

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Mike

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

  • Add the beer to a saucepan over medium heat and bring to a simmer.
  • Combine the cheese and flour in a bowl and add to the beer along with the remaining ingredients.
  • Stir until the cheese is melted completely and is of the desired thickness.
  • Serve warm.