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No Green Beer Here: 15 Guinness-Inspired Recipes to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

It's time to stock up on the Guinness because March 17th is almost here. It doesn't matter if you're Irish or not, because everyone is Irish on St. Patrick's Day! And if you're going to celebrate the right way, you're going to need the official beer of the Irish.

Car bombs, morning shower beer, a properly poured pint, and of course, your favorite Irish food will require the smooth, Irish stout. While you might not be able to fly to Ireland, the traditional fare of corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread will taste like Ireland when Guinness is used in the cooking.

Before you hit the town for a St. Patrick's Day pub crawl filled with Irish drinkings songs, be sure to fill up on some Guinness beer-infused food. Here are 15 Guinness recipes that will make you extra Irish this holiday - because you're going to need it.

1. Crockpot Guinness Corned Beef and Cabbage

Wherever you celebrate St. Patrick's Day this year, do it right with Guinness infused slow cooker corned beef and cabbage.

Get the recipe here.

2. Banger's and Mash with Guinness Gravy

Okay, so this may technically be British fare, but like I said, everything is Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Simply add the Guinness and you've got an Irish twist on this mashed potato and sausage favorite.

Get the recipe here.

3. Guinness Shepard's Pie

A flaky crust on the outside with a warm savory potato and ground round filling on the inside, this Guinness and Shepherd's Pie is the Irish comfort food you crave.

4. Guinness and Honey Irish Soda Bread

The great part about Irish soda bread is the simplicity. No need to worry about adding yeast and letting the bread rise with this Irish staple.

The rich flavor of Guinness stout with the subtle sweetness of honey in this Guinness and Honey Irish Soda Bread takes the average soda bread to the next level.

5. Super Easy Guinness Pancakes

What better way to wake up on St.Patty's Day than with pancakes infused with the roasted flavor of Irish beer.

Get your Irish inspired breakfast on with these Super Easy Guinness Pancakes.

6. Sweet and Salty Guinness Chocolate Cake

There is only one day of the year you can pretend to be Irish when you're not, so go all out with this decadent Sweet and Salty Guinness Cake.

Salty pretzels, creamy caramel, and malty Guinness never tasted so grand.

7. Guinness Chocolate Cupcake

Spread some joy around the workplace and whip up a batch of these Guinness Chocolate Cupcakes with creamy chocolate and Guinness frosting.

8. Five Ingredient Guinness Brownies

Eggs, sugar, flour, Guinness, and cocoa powder - this is just as easy as a box.

Crack open a beer while you mix up these Five Ingredient Guinness Brownies and serve with plenty of ice cream.

9. Soft Guinness Pretzel with Sea Salt

What could be better than a giant baked pretzel and beer? One made with Guinness.

Get the recipe here.

10. Guinness Braised Short Ribs

Feeling fancy? Then use your Dutch oven to braise your short ribs in the glory of Guinness. You know you want to.

Get the recipe here.

11. Guinness Beef Stew

Hearty beef, a touch of brown sugar, a few sprigs of herbs, and a pint of Guinness transforms the idea of an Irish beef stew into luxury.

Get the recipe here.

12. Guinness Irish Onion Soup

How do you turn your French onion soup Irish? By adding Dubliner and Guinness.

Get the recipe here.

13. Black and Blue and Mac Cheese

Let's get this straight, mac n' cheese comprised of cheesy, sharp white cheddar, strong blue cheese, and the smooth flavors of Guinness? When's dinner?

Get the recipe here.

14. Guinness Black Magic Cocktail

If slamming car bombs isn't your style, keep it classy with a Guinness Black Magic Cocktail.

While this recipe calls for bourbon, you could always replace it with some Jameson whiskey for the extra Irish touch.

15. Guinness Float

Have fun this St. Patrick's Day and make yourself a creamy, dark chocolate Guinness Float to top off the day.

This post was originally published on March 1, 2017. 

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