Use Mens Room Original Beer and Sausage to Upgrade Your Holidays!

December 17, 2018

Hola Bitcholas,

The holidays are here...our beer(s) are flowing and I thought to myself, 'I should do something really cool and nice for everyone who takes the time to read my blog'.  

Just remember, it's the thought that counts...and I really did have the thought of doing something nice. I decided, however, that I wouldn't do that. No. Instead, Robin (Wobbin!) decided to do something nice for you...and include Mens Room Beer(s) and Sausage recipes submitted by various listeners.  

Truth-be-told, it all looks good. Real good. In fact, there's a real chance that one of these recipes is made tonight in the Hill home...I'm looking at you sausage dip!

So here we go!...

 

If there's one thing we hate more than having to read someone's f#*$ing life story in order to get to the recipe on a website, it's subjecting others to that garbage. So let's cut to the chase, shall we?

Mens Room Original Red, Black and Gold beer and Mens Room Original Sausage are fantastic on their own, but why not upgrade a standard recipe by adding them?! It's an excuse to drink beer while you cook or bake and, for science, you'll need to sample the sausage as you go.

Meet our dream team:

All the beers pair well with your favorite desserts, but here are a few more tasty ideas as you dive into potluck and grazing season...

 

BEER BREAD

CLICK HERE FOR FULL RECIPE AND INSTRUCTIONS!

This one is VERY easy, even for those that think they can't bake.

3cups flour (sifted)

3teaspoons baking powder (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)

1teaspoon salt (omit if using Self-Rising Flour)

1⁄4cup sugar

1(12 ounce) can beer (but open 2, you're doing great.)

1⁄2cup melted butter(1/4 cup will do just fine, but why half-ass it?)

 

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix dry ingredients and beer.

Pour into a greased loaf pan. (Yes, like a meat loaf pan if you have it.)

Pour melted butter over mixture OR mix it into the batter before you pour it into the pan. 

Bake 1 hour, remove from pan and cool for at least 15 minutes.

UPDATED NOTES: This recipe makes a very hearty bread with a crunchy, buttery crust. If you prefer a softer crust (like a traditional bread) mix the butter into the batter instead of pouring it over the top.

Sifting flour for bread recipes is a must-do. If you don't sift it, your beer bread masterpiece could turn into a "hard biscuit" as some have described. That's because they aren't sifting their flour! If you do not have a sifter, use a spoon to spoon the flour into the 1 cup measure. Try it once the "correct" way and you will see an amazing difference in the end product.

You can top this bread with butter, jam, chili, pulled pork, etc. 

 

Mens Room Original Sausage Cornbread Dressing / "Stuffing"
(Thanks to Brian at Uli's for supplying this one!)

Ulis

Serves 8

The dish can be made through step 5 one day ahead and refrigerated. Remove from fridge one hour before baking, and then proceed with step 6.

Ingredients:

1 pound (4 cups) cornbread, crumbled (see recipe at bottom of post)

3 Tablespoons unsalted butter (plus additional for greasing baking dish)

1 cup chopped onion

½ cup chopped celery

½ cup diced green bell pepper

3 cloves garlic, chopped

½-1 teaspoon salt* (optional; see note)

1 Tablespoon fresh thyme (or 1 teaspoon dried thyme)

1 teaspoon poultry seasoning

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 pound Uli’s Mens Room Original Sausage

1 cup chicken broth

2 large eggs, beaten

*If using purchased chicken broth, you may not need to add salt.


Instructions:

1.     Place crumbled cornbread into a large bowl. 

2.     Cook sausage to 145°F on a skillet. Chop sausages into half-inch cubes (or to desired size). 

3.     Melt butter in a skillet and add chopped onion.  Sauté a couple of minutes, then add celery, bell pepper and garlic and continue to sauté for another few minutes until softened. 

4.     Place in bowl with the cornbread. Add the remaining ingredients except the eggs and taste for seasoning, adjusting if necessary. 

5.     Add the eggs and chicken broth. Stir to mix thoroughly. 

6.     Pour into a buttered baking dish (a 12-inch cast iron skillet, earthenware dish, or a 9x13 inch baking pan). 

7.     Bake, uncovered, for 1 hour.

8. Enjoy! Your finished product should look vaguely reminiscent of THIS ---

 

 

Mens Room Original Sausage Dip
(We've seen people do crazy sh!+ like add this to mac and cheese)

There are a few variations on this recipe, but your basis should include:

Breaking up and browning Mens Room Original Sausage, drain excess grease

Add a softened block of cream cheese

A can of roasted tomatoes, Rotel or something similar joins the party. You can bake this mixture for a few minutes in the oven or keep it warm in a small crock pot. Do you.

Click here - Our friends at Rotel have more recipes where that came from!

 

Biscuits & Gravy featuring Mens Room Original Sausage

Here's the easiest Biscuits & Gravy recipe we could find for you!

Now just replace their sausage with ours and you're cookin'! AND it will only take you about 30 minutes to knock this out. 
Our friends at Biscuit and Bean do a mean version of this, highly recommend.

Now, for some very simple ways to infuse your palate with our beer and sausage!

Piroshky Piroshky wraps our meat in their most decadent pastry dough and bakes it to perfection!
(We know you're not that sophisticated, so go forth with your Pillsbury Crescent Dough self.)

You can also add Mens Room Original Red or Gold to your beer batter! Great for fish, corn dogs and whatever else your batter loving heart desires!

Feel free to add or reduce Mens Room Black to your stew, pot roast, signature chili, pulled pork, BBQ sauce or duck glaze!

If you have addiitonal recipes utilizing our meat or beer, please pass them our way!

TheMensRoom@MensRoomLive.com

Here's to a fridge full of chilled Mens Room Black to you and yours and Merry, Merry-Merry Christmas!

Cheers,

Robin Fox