Sprinkling some Magic into your Veganuary - Magic Rock Brewing

Sprinkling some Magic into your Veganuary - Magic Rock Brewing

Taking part in Veganaury? Or simply fancy making a few more meat free meals, well… we’ve got a special ingredient that can spice up your recipes and impress the household at the same time.

You guessed it… BEER. We’ve come up with a few different recipes to show you just how exciting vegan meals can be, each one features a different beer of ours to complement the flavours and the ingredients. Don’t be shy, give them a go! If you create any, make sure to tag us so we can see.

Dark Magic Chilli: 

Comfort food is what it’s all about, especially during this cold and well … less interesting January. Switching up the meat for a meat free alternative works really well in a Chilli, and adding beer can never be a bad thing, can it?


Serves: 4/5

What you need – 

  • 2 chopped onions
  • 2 chopped peppers
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of tomato puree
  • 2 tins (800g) of chopped tomatoes
  • Chilli spice mix
  • Handful of beans of choice
  • Meat alternative of choice
  • Half a can of Dark Arts stout

Method – 

  1. Finely chop the onions, peppers and garlic and begin to soften in a pot with oil
  2. Once the onions are golden, add in the tomato puree and chopped tomatoes
  3. Once stirred together, add in your chilli spice mix
  4. Next add your meat alternative, this could be a range of beans, or meat-free mince replacement for example
  5. Add half a can of Magic Rock Dark Arts, or a dark beer, stout is preferable here
  6. Stir in your beans 15 minutes before serving
  7. Serve over rice
  8. Voila! Enjoy

Magic Beer Hummus:

I know what you might be thinking, beer hummus?! But we promise, you won’t be disappointed here. The flavours in the beer adds to the citrus zing that already comes through in the taste thanks to the lemon juice.


What you need – 

  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons of tahini
  • 1/3rd of a lemon, squeezed
  • 1 can of chickpeas
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • Splash of What Are the Odds

Method – 

  1. Drain the chickpeas, add to your blender
  2. Add the chopped garlic
  3. Add the tahini
  4. Add the salt
  5. Add your lemon
  6. Blend for a few seconds
  7. Add some beer of choice, we choose our ‘What are the odds?’ DDH DIPA – pale, citrusy beers work best for this
  8. Blend until desired consistency is reached

Magic Lager Battered Fries: 

When the classic oven chips just aren’t quite cutting it anymore, we’ve created these super easy beer battered fries to give you an edge in the next come dine with me home challenge.


Serves: 2/3 portions of chips

What you need – 

  • 5/6 potatoes
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon cajun spices
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic salt
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • Handful of pepper
  • Oil for frying
  • 1 Can of Magic Lager

Method – 

  1. Chop your potatoes into thin chunks, about 5 average sized potatoes will work for this
  2. Place them in cold water for a few hours
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour & spices
  4. Once mixed, add your lager, continue adding it until the mixture is a pancake-like batter
  5. Pre-heat your oil
  6. Add your potatoes to the batter and mix well, covering as much as possible
  7. Then add to your fryer, a batch at a time, separating the fries from one another throughout
  8. Once golden brown, remove from the oil and place on a plate with paper towels
  9. Serve immediately

Cannonball Mac & Cheese

Ahh the classic mac n’ cheese, but make it vegan … and with beer. It’s actually remarkably easy dish that is created to please.


Makes: 2 portions

What you need – 

  • 2 portions of pasta of choice
  • 250ml milk alternative
  • 2/3 tablespoons of nutritional yeast (this gives the cheese flavour)
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon of vegan butter
  • Half teaspoon of salt
  • Half teaspoon of pepper
  • Half teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Half teaspoon of chilli powder
  • A can of Cannonball

Method – 

  1. Melt the butter in a pan
  2. Add in a bit of flour, then slowly start to add the milk
  3. Alternate between adding the flour, stirring, then adding more milk until all flour is dissolved and you have a thick mixture
  4. Add in your spices and then stir in the nutritional yeast
  5. Add more seasoning if you feel you need it
  6. Add a quarter of your can of cannonball and mix well
  7. Boil the pasta until soft and add to the mixture
  8. Top with breadcrumbs if you fancy it, and grill in the oven for 1 minute to crisp the top layer and breadcrumbs

We hope these recipes gave you a burst of inspiration to get creative in the kitchen and make some magic. Don’t forget to tag us if you recreate any!


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