Guinness – A secret ingredient for magic in the kitchen

The kitchen is a place for experimentation, and why not add a little magic to the standard recipes.

Beer is a great secret ingredient in cooking, full of rich flavors, textures and combinations. Cooking with dark beer is a well-known practice among top chefs, and if you are a fan of it, here is a reason to enter the kitchen.

Glazed pork loin in Guinness

Ingredients needed for 6 dishes:

1 piece of pork loin roast (600-800g)

400 gr. bacon

¾ a cup of Guinness

½ a cup of brown sugar

1  teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1  ½ teaspoon mustard

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

1 .2 teaspoon coarse salt

1¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Sprigs of rosemary for decoration *

Method of preparation:

Preheat the oven to 190⁰

  1. Marinate the loin roast with salt, and then wrap it in the bacon so that each piece of bacon overlaps with the previous one. Secure the bacon with toothpicks.
  2. Wrap in foil and bake for 30 minutes in a preheated oven.
  3. Remove the meat from the foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes.
  4. In a bowl, on low heat, mix Guinness, brown sugar, vinegar, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, salt, garlic powder and paprika. Stir until it boils, then reduce and stir until you get a syrupy mixture.
  5. Remove the place from the oven and pour the resulting mixture, then bake for another 8-10 minutes.
  6. Allow the meat to cool slightly before slicing, then garnish with rosemary.

Video from the recipe:

Fried onions with Guinness (appetizer)

Ingredients needed:

¼ cup of Guinness

½ cup of mustard

¼ cup of honey

1 teaspoon curry powder

1¼ teaspoon paprika

¼ teaspoon pepper powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar

¼ a cup of mayonnaise

3 onions

2 eggs


2 ½ cups flour

1/3 cup starch

Baking soda

Method of preparation:

  1. In a bowl, combine Guinness, 1 cup mustard, honey, curry powder, paprika, salt, vinegar and mayonnaise.
  2. Cut the onion into medium-thick circles (rings) and leave them in a bowl with kefir for 1 hour.
  3. Put the flour together with the starch, a pinch of salt and baking soda in a bowl and mix well.
  4. On the side, in another bowl, put 2 eggs, 1 cup of mustard and 2 2/3 cups of Guinness. Mix well with a whisk and add the whole mixture to the flour bowl. Stir until combined.
  5. Smear the onion circles in the mixture and fry until they get a caramelized appearance in a heated pan with oil.
  6. Serve with the previously made sauce and of course, a glass of Guinness.