Over the Christmas holiday, Chris and I attended a dinner party over at our friend EW’s house. We decided to bring a bottle of wine and this bread. I know EW is a HUGE bread lover so I thought I’d bake him a loaf. In the past, I have baked him savory breads but he seemed to love beer bread more than others. I’m guessing it’s the dense texture and the crusty top.
I love to change up the flavors of my beer bread and I always follow the same base recipe. Chorizo and manchego is a favorite combination of mine, especially in bread. We nibbled on a couple of slices just to make sure it tasted OK before we brought it over. It was tasty and butter is a must on here! 🙂
- 3 ounces of Spanish chorizo, casing removed and diced
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1 (5 ounce) container of shaved Manchego cheese, divided
- 3 cups of all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon of baking powder
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 (12 ounce) bottle of beer (I used a winter lager)
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) of unsalted butter, melted
In a small pan over medium heat add chorizo and olive oil. Cook until fat renders from the chorizo, about 5-7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer chorizo to a plate to cool; set aside. Reserve fat, do not discard.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch loaf pan.
Using a stand or electric mixer (or mix by hand) combine scallions, 4 ounces of Manchego cheese, flour, baking powder, salt and chorizo. Mix well and then slowly stir in beer. Mix until batter is just moistened, batter should be sticky. Do not overmix.
Pour batter into the prepared pan and spread it evenly with a spatula. Scatter the remaining 1 ounce of Manchego cheese on top of the batter, then drizzle in the reserve chorizo fat on top of the cheese (mine rendered about 1 tablespoon). Pour the melted butter on top as well and make sure it’s distributed evenly. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until toothpick/tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow the bread to cool for 20-25 minutes or until it’s safe to handle for slicing. Best served warm.
80 thoughts on “Chorizo and Manchego Beer Bread”
Can’t wait to get home to make this! Thanks for posting
Now all I need is a large bowl of lentil soup to go with this wonderfully flavourful quick bread!
This looks so delicious!
With as cold as it’s been here, I am really craving a warm bowl of soup and some of this beer bread! Love the combination of chorizo and Manchego cheese!
This bread looks just stunning!!
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Another Beer Bread…this one looks great!!!
This sounds absolutely addicting, Anne! Seriously – manchego cheese, chorizo, and beer. Who’s going to resist a taste…and then they’ll stuck wanting the whole loaf! Plus, I love the sound and look of that crusty top. Can’t resist a crusty, crunchy top!
oh. my. god. YUM!
This looks like an awesome savory bread Anne! Love the manchego cheese and chorizo and I can imagine how much depth the beer adds to the flavor. This sounds amazing with a big warm bowl of your pumpkin chili or jalapeno soup 🙂 Pinning – yum!
I love beer bread to begin with but with chorizo AND manchego (which I am currently obsessed with)??? I would love a slice of this right now!
I had a cheddar beer bread once that was delicious. But this sounds even better! Can’t wait to try it.
The crusty top is so appealing! I’m not sure I have ever had a slice of beer bread. Here in Europe we have a lot to learn 🙂
The flavors in this bread sound amazing- I definitely want to try this one!
Anne, I am a serious bread lover and this sounds delicious! I’ve never added chorizo into bread, but it sounds really good. I don’t think I’d need anything to go with this…just more bread. Pinning!!
With manchego cheese and chorizo, this sounds like tapas in a picnic loaf, yum! Love the colour too. 😀
That bread looks so good! I’ve been wanting to try more savory breads and this one sounds great!
What a beautiful bread with unique flavors! Bookmarking this recipe–thanks for sharing!
We love beer bread, and make it all the time. Haven’t tried chorizo or Manchego in it, though (I particularly like the idea of the cheese). Sounds wonderful – thanks for the idea!
What a lovely bread, I love the Spanish flare hehe! And the texture looks gorgeous, I can’t wait to try this one :–)
This looks amazing!! I have made beer bread before and it is so delicious!! Hope that you are having a lovely week 🙂
Beer Bread is something I can handle, Anne since it doesn’t attack my yeastaphobia, lol…I love beer bread and the flavors you have garnished yours with sound delicious!!! Definitely pin worthy and bookmarked!!! (just in case:) Thanks for sharing, Anne…
it looks beautiful! that crusty brown top, especially.
I think we can totally survive by eating this bread all the time! 😉
The savory bread looks wonderful and I think it would pair well with a bowl of soup…. I bet it tastes fantastic!
Whoa, this looks SO good!! I can;t wait to try it out!
What a wonderful, savory loaf to serve with soup! What a great host gift and who can ever resist that crusty bear bread crust?
I so wish I could get a slice of that right now! It looks so tasty 🙂
If only I could procure all the ingredients, I would have baked this bread right away! I looks purrrfect. Unlike Tandy, I would want not just a slice but the whole loaf 😛
Holy cow! This looks absolutely amazing…pinning right now and I’m certain that this will make an appearance in my kitchen soon. I love baking homemade breads…thanks for the inspiration!
Sounds SO good. Love the flavour combination.
I’ve made beer bread a few times and love it! This version sounds incredible with that spicy chorizo and cheese — what a great combination!
Anne, your beer bread looks insanely good! We love beer bread, too, and enjoy adding different combinations of mix-ins. Cannot wait to try this flavor combination! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my this looks so good Anne! Love the flavor combo in this bread! I’ve never made beer bread before but it looks like I totally need to. You’ve inspired me!
Great bread, looks delicious and oh so moist. Wish I could just take a big chunk of it right now!
Chorizo and manchego – what a perfect combo! This bread looks delicious, it would be so perfect served with soup for dinner!
I’m going to name (crown) you the Queen of creative breads! You just rock at it. Love the combination you used. And, I bet the texture is just divine. Now, this one is on my list to bake. (Crusty tops are the best, aren’t they?!)
The additions to this beer bread are beyond amazing Anne! Can’t wait to try it!
i ADORE beer bread!! I love this Spanish flair in it. Manchego is one of my favorite cheeses.
Sounds like it would be wonderful on a cold day like today. 🙂
whats not to get enticed by in the ingredient list…beautiful loaf..perfectly savory and scrumptious 🙂
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Love, love, love beer bread! It’s the only kind I make because I’m afraid of yeast. I know, I need to get over that. 😉 LOVE your idea of adding chorizo and manchego. Not only is this a great idea to bring as a host gift, but it’s kind of “manly” (if that makes any sense at all) and I think would be ideal for superbowl party. 🙂
Looovely loaf! I’ll take slice with some butter on it! 🙂 ela
Oh man! I would love a slice of this right now!! Just a bowl of soup missing now. Thanks for sharing this great recipe 🙂
Not liking beer, I was resistant to trying beer bread. I finally gave in (food porn can be convincing) and at last understood what everyone was raving about! This bread looks absolutely delicious, Anne! What a perfect Super Bowl munchie this would be…along side some chili maybe? Lucky EW to have a friend who bakes him bread!
Just took this bread out of the oven – can’t wait to try it – thanks for the inspiration 🙂 I was searching for something JUST like this…
So glad to hear. I hope you’ll enjoy it! 🙂
I made something like this recently…and again tonight! no cheese or chorizo but it was still darn good! I like this recipe, Anne! The cheese and chorizo is perfect. Pinned!
Oh gosh, savoury bread! This is such a delight for me especially the chorizo. This looks soooo yummy Anne!
the texture looks so mouthwatering and I do love the idea of pairing it with lentil soup as suggested in the comments. YUM!