Today’s post, and many more to follow, come to you with help from my wonderful wife. Anyone who has ever been to the Mighty Penguin household for a meal knows that my wife is a great cook. She is always coming up with incredibly tasty and, despite my efforts to the contrary, healthy meals. You may or may not know that we are vegetarians as well. Her cooking has often wowed and fooled meat eaters and helped show that we enjoy more than just tofu and salad.
A couple nights ago she made what has been now called Amarillo Barbecue Beef and Broccoli. We use Gardein Beefless Tips, but you could substitute that with 9 oz of the meat of your choosing. We also used 8 oz of my Amarillo Pale Ale. The Amarillo Pale Ale is actually an extract kit from Midwest. I would imagine you could substitute the Amarillo Pale Ale with a different low IBU pale ale and have delicious results. Give it a try and report back. For the barbecue sauce we used Annie’s Organic Sweet and Spicy BBQ Sauce.
- 1 tsp of olive oil
- 2 tbsp chopped onions
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- 1 package(9oz) of Gardein Beefless Tips
- 4 cups of broccoli
- 1 bag of frozen stir fry vegetables
- 2 medium potatoes diced
- 1/2 tsp garlic salt
- 2 tbsp bbq sauce
- 8 oz Amarillo Pale Ale
In the microwave cook the diced potatoes on high for 4 minutes. Another method is to baked the diced potatoes at 375 for 15 minutes.
In a pan or wok heat the oil on medium heat and add the garlic and onions. Cook until browned. Add the Amarillo Pale Ale and bbq sauce. Add the beefless tips, potatoes, broccoli, and stir fry vegetables and mix in the sauce. Add the garlic salt and basil. Put the lid on the pan and cook for 15 minutes stirring occasionally.
Plate and serve.
The dish turned out amazing. The Amarillo Pale Ale gave it just a little extra citrus tang that seemed to blend well with the sweetness of the barbecue sauce.
If you have any ideas that you think could go better with some beer please let me know and I’ll pass along your suggestion.