I have a confession. See the logo on the side of this post? The one that says I am a Foodbuzz Featured Publisher? I have no idea what that means. Really. I don’t know how to post to Foodbuzz or even if I’m supposed to post to Foodbuzz. I guess, it sort of does it automatically because I have some posts there, but instead of a food picture, it just has my teapot, so apparently I’m doing something majorly wrong.
What I do know, is that every so often, I get the opportunity to try a product and review it, or write or recipe or do something with it. When I saw the opportunity to use some beer from the New Belgium Brewing Company, I was all over it. Beer. Yes, please.
So, the email said that I could make up a recipe using the beer, or I could do a pairing. Being slightly overachieving, I decided to do both. But also, being true to my if-it-ain’t-simple-I-ain’t-making-it vibe I have going on, my recipe has 5 ingredients and two of them are salt and pepper! And my pairing…beer and pizza…I know…a baby could have come up with that one. Whatever.
Beer Braised Onions
- 2 yellow onions
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 cup dark beer (preferably 1554 Enlightened Black Ale)
- salt and pepper
Heat the two tablespoons of butter in a skillet (a old cast iron one is perfect) over medium high heat, until just starting to brown. Add onions and saute for about 10 minutes until softened. Stir in one cup of dark beer (drink the rest, you deserve it after all this hard work). Turn heat to a medium simmer. Cook until most of the beer has evaporated, it was about 35 minutes for me. Serve on top of burgers, with a 1554 alongside.
Now, one of the things it said in the email was that if you had your recipe posted before April 28th, you might have a chance to have your recipe posted on the New Belgium Brewing Company’s Facebook page. Not that I think my onions are worthy, or anything, but if someone could tell me how to actually post my recipe to Foodbuzz, I would be eternally grateful!
***Edited to add the disclaimer that that Foodbuzz provided money for the beer, and the pizza, and the onions!! But they didn't pay me to say it was good. That's my very own, personal opinion. (I really should copy their disclaimer, shouldn't I, it sounds a tad bit more professional).