Bayou Beer Bread
# 433 - $9.95 (two mixes)


Craving Calzone (Stuffed Bread)       Makes 2 - serves 8 

1 pkg. Bayou Beer Bread (or Tomato Basil, Roasted Onion Garlic)
12 ounces room temperature beer, Sprite or club soda
1 lb. ground beef or sausage meat
1 onion chopped
2 Tbsp. Jezebel Sauce (or Cranberry Chutney)

  • Preheat oven to 350

  • Cook meat, remove from skillet and drain excess fat

  • Add onion and cook until soft.  Add Jezebel and stir to coat and caramelize. Return meat to skillet and stir

  • Spray two 8 or 9 inch cake pans

  • Mix Bayou Beer Bread as directed on package.  Spoon some mixture into pans, covering bottoms with dough 

  • Divide meat mixture between the pans, leaving an inch of dough around edge

  • Spoon remaining bread dough into pans, covering meat mixture as fully as possible 

  • Bake immediately for about 25 min.  Serve hot.


Beer Bread Bowl with Garlic Herb Dip               Serves a bunch!

1 package Bayou Beer Bread (or Tomato Basil or Roasted Onion Garlic)
12 ounces room temperature beer, Sprite or club soda
1 package
Garlic Herb Dip Mix
8 oz. sour cream
8 oz. mayonnaise

  • Mix the Garlic Herb Dip with the sour cream and mayonnaise and refrigerate until needed (up to 2 weeks)

On the day you plan to serve:

  • Bake one loaf of Beer Bread in a 9 inch round pan, as directed on the package
  • When bread cools, cut center from the bread making a “bowl” to fill with dip
  • Use the pieces of bread removed for “dipping” and add some fresh vegetables to dip as well 

Just don’t forget to eat the “bowl” when the dip is almost gone!



Use these simple Recipe Idea Variations for all of Taste of Gourmet’s Beer Breads:


Bayou Beer Bread                Substitutions and Additions

Bacon Bread                       Crumbled cooked bacon to taste

Banana Bread                      Sprite and 2 c. mashed ripe bananas

Cheddar Cheese Bread          1 c. shredded Cheddar Cheese

Chimmi Cheese                    1 c. grated cheese and 2 T. Chimmi Sauce

Drop biscuits                       12oz. buttermilk

Hawaiian Bread                    12oz. Mountain Dew

Italian Sausage Bread           1 c. cooked Italian sausage, ½ c. Parmesan

Mexican Corn Bread              15oz. can whole corn & 1T Chipotle Sauce

Orange Chocolate Chip          Orange soda and 1 c. chocolate chips

Orange Cranberry Bread         Orange soda and 1 c. dried cranberries

Sausage Muffins                   1 lb. cooked drained sausage

Strawberry Bread                  Sprite and 10 oz frozen sliced strawberries


Roasted Onion Garlic            Substitutions and Additions

Chili Cheese Bread                ½ c. grated Cheese & ½ c. Black Bean Chili

Sesame Onion Bread             Cover with melted butter & sesame seeds

Caraway Onion Bread            1 T. Caraway seeds (more to taste)


Tomato Basil Beer                 Substitutions and Additions

Sicilian Bread                       Layer batter with provolone and salami

Italian Cheese Muffins           1 c. Parmesan in batter – sprinkle with more

Sausage Balls                      1 lb. drained sausage in mini muffin pan


Wholesome Whole Wheat   Substitutions and Additions

Poppy Seed Bread                1 T. poppy seeds in batter – butter on top

Boston Brown Bread              Sprite, ½ c. raisins, ½ cup chopped nuts

Scottish Granary Bread          ½ c. oatmeal, ¼ cup nuts, butter on top