Beer Bread Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

What do you do on a Friday night? Me, I make a beer mac and cheese sandwich. This particular sandwich is made with beer bread & beer and sriracha cheese. I’ve dabbled in cooking with beer only a few times so I went to The Beeroness to find something to make and found this recipe. I used Baxter Brewing Company’s Tarnation California-style Lager in the bread and Stowaway IPA for the cheese. I have to say tarnation lager bread is delicious.

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The ingredients and instructions were taken straight from The Beeroness.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 12 ounces beer (summer ale, wheat beer, saison, pilsner)
  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • 8 wt oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup (2.5 wt oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup IPA beer
  • ½ tsp sriracha
  • 1 tbs cornstarch
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup softened butter
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and sugar. Add the beer, stir until just combined.
  3. Spray a loaf pan with cooking spray. Pour that batter into the pan in an even layer. Pour the melted butter over the loaf.
  4. Bake for 40 minutes or until cooked through. Remove from oven, allow to cool completely before slicing, chill if necessary.
  5. In a food processor add the cream cheese, cheddar, IPA, sriracha, cornstarch and salt, blend until smooth.
  6. Slice the bread into 8 slices.
  7. Butter one side of each slice.
  8. Heat a non-stick pan over medium high heat.
  9. Working in batches, place one slice of bread, buttered side down in the pan. Spread with about ¼ cup of the cheese mixture, then a slice of bacon, then another slice of bread, buttered side up.
  10. Cook until the bottom bread is slightly browned, then gently flip. Cook on the other side until the bread is golden brown. Serve warm.
By | 2016-12-01T02:38:20+00:00 October 17th, 2015|Categories: Cooking with Beer|Comments Off on Beer Bread Grilled Beer Cheese Sandwich with Bacon

About the Author:

Benjamin Moore is a craft beer blogger based in Southern Maine, his blog Active Beer Geek is dedicated to craft beer and fitness. Ben is a communications student at USM. Host of #BeerChat every Thursday night at 9pm EST on Twitter, a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, long distance running, kilt wearing member of the Novare Res Uprising.