As a marinade for meat, fish or seafood, it tenderizes. Used in place of water as the simmering liquid, beer brings out all the richness of the meat and vegetables. The alcohol evaporates in the cooking, leaving only the delicate flavors to intrigue the diner. As a baking liquid, beer is unsurpassed.
How long to cook ground beef? Once the water has reached a boil, cover the pot with a lid and let it simmer. It should only need about 15 minutes to fully cook through. The meat will turn brown when it's done, so keep an eye on it.
The rich and buttery flavor of beer adds so much to chili. When it's added to the meat and vegetables as they're sauteeing, it deglazes the pan and as it simmers, most to all of the alcohol cooks out. When I use beer in my chili, it has a more robust, cozy taste that just kicks everything up to the next level.
Tomato Sauce--Really good tacos have a saucy tomato base, and by adding in a little bit of canned tomato sauce, you can easily replicate the taste of authentic tacos and keeps this taco meat super moist.