There are Crock-Pot recipes, then there are Crock-Pot recipes. The former are the type of recipes your grandma made in the ’50s: bland, set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker food. The latter are something to get behind. They are juicy, flavorful, colorful, and, most importantly, made with beer. Here are the best Crock-Pot recipes that just wouldn’t be the same without beer.

Slow Cooker Beer-Infused Pork Belly

Slow Cooker Beer-Infused Pork Belly
Photo via 12tomatoes

Life is better with pork belly. But you know what’s even double better? Slow-cooked pork belly with stout.

Key Ingredients:
Pork Belly
Stout
Brown Sugar
Chicken Broth

Amber Ale Barbecue Beef

Amber Ale Barbecue Beef
Photo via CraftBeer.com

Let the Crock-Pot cook the thin cuts of barbecue beef shoulder in tasty amber ale while you work.

Key Ingredients:
Beef Shoulder
Amber Ale
Barbecue Sauce

Tender Beer-Soaked Crock-Pot Roast

Tender Beer Soaked Crock Pot Roast
Photo via Neighborfood

Few things hit the spot like meat and potatoes. Throw in some light beer to add a little something extra to a time-honored classic.

Key Ingredients:
Beef Shoulder
Beer
Potatoes
Onion
Carrot

Slow Cooker Country Ribs in Beer

Slow Cooker Country Ribs in Beer
Photo via CDKitchen

These ribs are fall-off-the-bone good thanks to cooking slowly in your favorite beverage.

Key Ingredients:
Ribs
Beer
Barbecue Sauce

Guinness Corned Beef With Cabbage

Guinness Corned Beef With Cabbage
Photo via Steamy Kitchen

A hearty meal of corned beef calls for a hearty beer like Guinness.

Key Ingredients:
Corned Beef
Guinness
Onion
Pickling Spice

Slow Cooker Beef ‘n’ Beer

Slow Cooker Beef n' Beer
Photo via The Cooking Mom

Plunge your fork right into this beer-infused rump roast. The flavors will be everything you know and love about roasts, but better. Thanks, beer.

Key Ingredients:
Beef Rump Roast
Light Beer
Gravy Mix
Carrots
Celery
Onion

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken

Slow Cooker Beer Chicken
Photo via Womanista

Shredded chicken and herbs can get dry when it’s not cooked correctly. By correctly, we mean cooked with beer.

Key Ingredients:
Chicken Breast
Light Beer
Oregano

Beer and Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken Sliders

Beer and Brown Sugar Pulled Chicken Sliders
Photo via The Beeroness

Sliders are the perfect snack for any large gathering. Sweeten up these chicken sliders with porter and brown sugar.

Key Ingredients:
Chicken Thighs
Porter
Brown Sugar
Tomato Paste

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork

Slow Cooker Beer Pulled Pork
Photo via Handle the Heat

The pork in these sliders gets salty, tender, and scrumptious from sitting and slow cooking all day long. Throw on some barbecue sauce and you’re set for the night.

Key Ingredients:
Pork Butt Roast
Dark Ale
Soy Sauce
Paprika

Guinness French Onion Soup

Guinness French Onion Soup
Photo via The Skinny Fork

Soup might not be the first thing you think of when you think of mouthwatering Crock-Pot recipes. This French onion soup with Guinness will change your mind.

Key Ingredients:
Onion
Guinness
Beef Broth

Rotisserie-Style Beer Can Chicken

Rotisserie Style Beer Can Chicken
Photo via Every Day Good Thinking

Chicken doesn’t have to be complicated to be tasty. Throw some beer in the Crock-Pot with a whole chicken and some spices on top and you’ve got a meal fit for a king.

Key Ingredients:
Whole Chicken
Light Beer
Spices