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Summerhill Market Beer & Barley

Chris Klugman, Summerhill Market's executive chef has created this tasty main course.


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine onion and vegetable oil. Cook, stirring, for 5 minutes, until onion is soft. Add beer, barley, broth, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium-low; cook, stirring occasionally, for 45 minutes, adding more beer if necessary.

Place a medium skillet on medium-high heat. Add mushrooms, garlic, thyme and butter. Cook, stirring, for 4 minutes. Add cooked mushrooms to barley mixture, along with cheese. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serves 4 as an appetizer
©2006 Summerhill Market


  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil
  • 1 bottle Steam Whistle Pilsner
  • 1-1/2 cups Barley
  • 6 cups Vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Ground black pepper
  • 3 cups Mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Chopped fresh thyme
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Chopped parsley