Guinness Glaze & my favorite meals

We are heading into one of my favorite times of the year….. St. Patrick’s Day!  There is just something special about all of the Irish inspired meals, I just can’t get enough.  One of my favorites, is this Guinness Glaze…..

Guinness Glaze

No, I still do not drink Guinness, but I love cooking with it!  When Bennigans left Cedar Rapids, I could no longer get my favorite Guinness Burger…..the horror!!  So I set out to recreate my own at home.  Let me tell you, that was a pretty simple task, there are only 3 ingredients in this sweet and tangy sauce…..

Guinness Glaze ingredients

I have made it with Extra Stout as well as Draught, and I personally prefer Extra Stout.  It gives it a deeper, richer flavor.  Place all of your ingredients into a saucepan and bring to a boil…..

Guinness Glaze boil

Reduce heat and simmer for 25 minutes, or until reduced by about half…..

Guinness Glaze reduced

It will still appear very thin, don’t worry, it thickens a bit as it cools…..

Guinness Glaze by

This glaze is perfect on burgers, just take a look at this Guinness Burger with bacon, cheddar cheese, and onion rings…..

Guinness Burger from

Mission accomplished!!  It is also quite delicious on Guinness Glazed Salmon with Mashed Potatoes…..

Guinness Glazed Salmon |

I have also used this glaze on shrimp at a St. Patrick’s Day party, but they were gone before any photos could be taken!

Guinness Glaze |

If you would like more Irish Recipes, just click on “Irish” under categories.  I also have a HUGE St. Patrick’s Day & Irish pinterest board for more inspiration:
Follow Cooking with Curls’s board Cooking Irish & St. Patrick’s Day on Pinterest.


Guinness Glaze

Serves 8+
Cook time 30 minutes
Meal type Condiment
This sweet and tangy Guinness Glaze is perfect on burgers, salmon, shrimp, just about everything!


  • 12 ounce bottle Guinness Extra Stout beer
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 cup honey


Pour all ingredients into a medium saucepan and combine with a whisk.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until reduced to half of original amount.
Glaze will thicken as it cools.


Be careful not to whisk too vigorously.  Glaze bubbles up quite high, so stir gently.

Pour into a container and keep in the refrigerator.

This glaze is amazing on salmon and grilled shrimp!

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. says

    This glaze sounds wonderful Lisa! I can imagine how much flavor it would add to so many dishes – what an awesome idea and thanks so much for sharing 🙂


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