Cheddar Jalapeño Beer Bread
Cheddar Jalapeño Beer Bread doesn’t require any yeast, kneading or time to rise. Mix and bake! Doesn’t get any easier to have a fresh loaf of tasty bread on your table!
Do you ever get a craving or see a recipe and must make it immediately? That’s exactly what happened when I saw a loaf of savory beer bread on Facebook over at Lemony Thyme’s page.
I improvised with the ingredients I had on hand and made this Extra Sharp Cheddar Jalapeño Beer Bread!
Ever since I made this Guinness Beer Bread I have a new appreciation for the science behind cooking! How can it be that there is enough yeast in the beer to make a gorgeous loaf of bread? Yet, when I try to poof my own yeast, it often flops? <sigh>
Maybe my yeast is old or my house is too cold or is it possible that I just need to practice more often with yeast breads?
I always feel a sense of accomplishment when I bake quick bread, the most basic fool proof way to tinker with breads. It comes out perfect every time, so that’s why I was so excited to try this recipe, plus it has jalapeños in it and my husband and son love spicy foods!
The cheese and jalapeños are so tasty together. In fact, I think I could’ve added more peppers! I’m usually the one that holds back on the heat, so I think my taste buds are getting used to more spice! I didn’t pay attention to the type of beer that I added. I just grabbed what was in the refrigerator. I do remember that is was pale yellow, not dark like Guinness.
Eat this fresh out of the oven with some butter or pair it with a delicious bowl of chili. I have a Super Good Beer Chili that you might want to try if you want to keep the hops theme going!
The bread also makes a tasty grilled cheese and baby bella mushroom sandwich. I sautéd the sliced mushroom in a little olive oil before grilling the sandwich. You can also add some crispy bacon and mustard like my husband and son did!
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
- 12 ounces of beer light colored
- 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
- 1 jalapeño diced (more if you would like)
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 9X5 inch loaf pan with butter and set aside.
- Whisk together flour, sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add beer and stir until moistened. Fold in cheese and jalapeño. Put into prepared loaf pan.
- Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and top with 2 tablespoons of butter. let it melt. Cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from pan and slicing.
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This recipe was inspired by Libby’s Smoked Cheddar & Bacon Jalapeño Beer Bread at Lemony Thyme.
This look delicious! We love jalapenos with cheese.
Isn’t cheese and jalapeños a great combination?!!
I was thinking your bread would go wonderfully with chili! It looks amazing!
Thank you, Liz! Definitely would be a nice side to a chili dish!
I love jalepenos! This looks delicious!
Thanks, Debra! Bring on the jalapeño heat!!
Believe it or not I’ve never had beer bread! It looks really yummy though.
Beer Bread is pretty new to me too. I’ve been really happy with the way it comes out each time I’ve made it.
Never heard of a Jalapeno cheddar cheese bread.. it looks so inviting, can’t wait to bake some
Beer bread is the easiest bread to make! You’ll love it!
I do love a little heat in food, I bet that tastes great!
The flavors really do compliment each other.
This looks awesome! I will definitely be trying it! Pinning now and hoping you will link it up with us at Foodie Fridays!
Thanks, Michelle! Gosh, I’m so bad with linking up to parties. I need another me to be online sharing 🙂
Never heard of this bread before nor the combination of cheddar and jalapeno. It does looks good though and wishing I could try one right now.
Beer Bread is super easy to make, and easy to mix in some of your favorite flavors too!
Yum! I can almost smell this baking in the oven! This would really compliment my crockpot chilli!
It does smell delicious while baking! This will be tasty with your chili! Yum!
Bookmarking! 🙂 Wow, you got me on those beers and not for me, for dear hubby who will probably appreciate a little comfort food with beer in it. 🙂 I’d skip with the japaleno or maybe put little because I have trouble with spicy food. However, I feel my friends who love spicy food will definitely try this yummy looking bread.
PS. I saved the recipe 😉 Thanks a mucho!!
Thanks, Ria! This recipe is easy to adjust to your preference if you want to tone down the heat a bit 😉
Sounds delicious. Looks good, too. Would love to use it for sandwiches.
This bread is so tasty to use for sandwiches!
Oh my goodness, that’s a pretty tasty looking bread. I like the density of beer bread too.
Thanks Rosey! It’s a hearty bread, which is one reason why I love it so much!
Yes, I do love beer bread 🙂 I make a sweet/hot pepper one that we love. I am sure I would love the jalapeno and I love your sandwich with the bread!
That sweet/hot pepper combo sound wonderful for a beer bread! Such a fun recipe to add your own personal preference!
This looks like a bread that would pair with several meals!
The bread will taste great with a soup or chili!
When I read the title I couldn’t believe it, then I saw the picture and felt as if I was on cloud nine. This looks so delicious I need to try it ASAP.
Please do give it a try! Thank you for the sweet comment 🙂
That looks so good … perfect with a bowl of soup. Just pinned it!
Awww, that’s so nice of you to pin this recipe! Thank you so much!
Beer, Bread, Cheddar all in one.. how can you beat this???? and I have to say the pics are mouth watering!
Thanks! I’m thrilled that the photos got your attention!
I love this recipe, love the cheddar and the simplicity of the recipe too. I’ve made a spicy cheddar quick bread which was so easy and it’s great to have with soups and stew. Pinned and shared.
The simple ingredients is what makes this bread fool-proof! I don’t think it can get any easier! Thanks for spreading the love, Joanne! Sure appreciate it!
I love spicy foods, so this is definitely something that I could see myself trying!
I hope you do give this recipe a try, Felicia! It’s soooo good. Not kidding either!
I wish I could slice off a piece of this through my monitor! I like that you made a grilled cheese sandwich out of it. I’m going to have to try that!
The sandwich was fabulous! Super easy and tasty mid-week meal!
I am heaven right now. This bread is just the kind I like.
Awesome! Thanks, Robin 🙂
Looks yummy especially the crispy topping!
That’s my favorite part of this bread too!
No yeast, kneading or time to rise? Plus it has cheese? I am all over this!
Right? This is a Win-win-won recipe ;)!!
Me being an Alcoholic and in sobriety for almost 16 years, my only concern would be the alcohol content. I really want to cook this for my non AA friends and maybe a few of my program friends if there is another way to cook without alcohol. Does the alcohol burn away? Thank you for all your post. BTW. I had lost 20 lbs on my diet since I told you about it. Have a great day.
Vaughn, Congratulations on your weight loss!! That’s fantastic and such a great accomplishment. I’m certainly not an expert when it comes to how much alcohol evaporates while cooking and I would hate for ANY amount to be an issue for you or your friends. I’m just not certain. You could experiment with non-alcoholic beer. I’m not sure if it has yeast in it so that it cooks properly.
I just can’t imagine how this bread could look ANY better! Wow, I can only imagine how wonderful it tastes! Very nice job with this one!!
Thanks, Dan! This beer bread is a keeper for sure!!
Looks so hearty and yummy. I like that it is not expensive to make, but looks like you bought an expensive loaf of bread from the bakery. So love this!
You aren’t kidding! I couldn’t believe how much they want for a loaf of bread similar at the stores! Thank you, Paula for the nice compliment 🙂
Love those nooks and crannies on the top of your bread. This bread has so much character and I am sure my boys would love it with the jalapenos inside. Sharing the recipe…Take Care, BAM
For those that love a little heat, this is a hit! Thank you for spreading some love, Bam!
Your bread has to be great…I can see it going with so many meals.
It really really is a versatile bread. Wish is would have lasted through a few more meals 🙂