Published by Melinda McKee.

As if you needed another excuse to extend happy hour into dinner—or even breakfast! These recipes use alcohol as an ingredient to make the flavors really pop. And the best part? They’re all vegan, of course.

Tempeh Tequila Taco Sliders

Eggplant and Portobello Pasta with Beer

Portobello Pasta© Amy Roth Photo

Rum-Infused Dulce de Leche Cake

Dulce de Leche Cake

Carousing Cucumber Rounds with Rummy Hummus

Cucumber Rounds

Homemade Polenta with Mushroom Marinara Vodka Sauce

Polenta Marinara

White-Wine Cream Sauce with Spinach and Pasta

White Wine Spinach Pasta

Beer-Braised Seitan with Roasted Veggies

Beer Braised Seitan

Chef Chloe’s Tiramisù Pancakes with Rum

Tiramisu Pancakes

Beer-Battered Onion Rings

Beer Battered Onion Rings

Hawaiian Waffles with Tropical Rum and Maple Syrup

Hawaiin Waffles

Black Beans with Mexican Beer (‘Frijoles Borrachos’)

Chili bowl

Mock Crab Cakes with Lemon-Dill Mayo

Mock Crab Cakes

Beer-Basted Tofurky Beer Brats with Caramelized Onions

Beer Brat

Rockin’ Roasted Potatoes with Racy Rosemary and Mustard

Roasted Potatoes

Pecan-Crusted Seitan with Mushroom and Onion Sauté

Seitan with Mushrooms

Butternut Squash Soup with White Wine

Butternut Squash Soup

Baked Brandy Acorn Squash

Stuffed Acorn Squash

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