New Belgium Brewing Company Braised Onions!

New Belgium Brewing Company 1554 Braised Onions

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.

New Belgium Brewing Company Beers

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. 

New Belgium Brewing

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.

New Belgium Sunshine Wheat

Beer Braised Onions

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. 

Serves 2

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).

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Comments

  1. says

    I don’t think I’ve ever found beer to be so attractive. Those onions…I love.

    As for this foodbuzz business. I’ve barely figured it out. But basically if you log into foodbuzz and click on the link that says “My Profile” there will then be a little drop down box that says submit a post. And then you can choose to either submit a post or a recipe…I’m not sure which you’d want to do. Maybe both?

  2. says

    Oh, yum. Is it dinnertime yet??!! Those onions will be fabulous on a burger, steak, lavosh, or quesadilla. Thanks for all your hard work. Have another cold one. You deserve it! :)

  3. says

    You and I have the same vibe. Simple is where it’s at! Although, can I have the onions with rootbeer instead of regular beer, please?

    I have no idea how to use Foodbuzz. I log on occasionally to delete the 800 messages in my in-box and that’s about it. And if there’s a Cliffs Notes version to Stumble Upon out there, I’d love to read it.

  4. says

    Love onions with balsamic will have to steal one of dh’s brews to try your recipe. He’s been buying 2° Below and Fat Tire.

    My only interest is in reading blog posts. I totally ignore all the stuff that appears on the left.

  5. says

    Those onions look otherworldly good. I love to use Belgian beer in cooking because it is less bitter than domestic varieties. I hope you have a great evening. Blessings…Mary

  6. says

    Oh my gosh… these look fabulous.

    (And thanks for the tutorial on New Belgium (we’re stuck on the Fat Tire because we like it so much!) Time to venture beyond, I think.

    Wish I could help you with the ‘foodbuzz’ thing, but I haven’t a clue either. xo

  7. says

    that is one FINE-looking burger, pam! i hate drinking beer, but i certainly appreciate the flavor it lends to other things…like onions. yurmmy. :)

  8. says

    I think I may have tried one of these beers at some point. I’m a featured publisher also. Once in a while I have the opportunity to review products as well. I haven’t been asked to review this beer yet but my husband would be all over it if they did. ;)

    Your photos are excellent. The third one about knocked my off my chair. Love it!!