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Beer-Butt Chicken? Michigan Beer Cicerone Has a Sweeter Idea

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What's on your table during Bowl Game parties and other holiday celebrations? If you'd rather eat out, Patch offers some suggestions. Patch file photo.
What's on your table during Bowl Game parties and other holiday celebrations? If you'd rather eat out, Patch offers some suggestions. Patch file photo.

If your cooking-with-beer repertoire is limited to beer-butt chicken, the beer experts at Orion Township-based Powers Distributing have arrived just in time  to save your holiday buffet table from becoming humdrum.

Dat-ta-da-da!

Here’s a recipe for Miller Lite Glaze from Powers Distributing certified cicerone Robert Vedder that lets you put the taste of beer on the chicken instead of inside it:

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 can beer Miller Lite

Add the Miller Lite to the above ingredients to make a smooth paste, then apply to pre-cooked meat, such as ham or turkey, and heat until it is well glazed.

Presto! It’s super simple, a gift in itself when the calendar’s crowded holiday activities. And because it’s made with Miller Lite (96 calories, 3.2 grams carbohydrates per 12-ounce  can), this glaze is a healthier alternative than some other beer-based glazes, Vedder says.

If you’d rather dine out or grab a snack on the go during the holidays, here are some ideas and places to visit:

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