Steamed Mussels In Beer Recipe

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Audrey Modified: September 28, 2021
Steamed Mussels In Beer Recipe

How To Make Steamed Mussels In Beer

Steamed mussels are cooked in a broth of beer, garlic, cumin, coriander, and onion. Serve alongside some crusty bread to soak up that delicious broth.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 3tbspvegetable oil
  • 1large white onion,finely chopped
  • 4clovesgarlic,finely chopped
  • 1jalapeño,stemmed, seeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 1tspground coriander
  • 1tspchili powder
  • 2vine-ripe tomatoes,cored and roughly chopped
  • kosher salt
  • black pepper,freshly ground
  • 12ozlight Mexican beer,(such as Modelo Especial, Tecate or Corona)
  • 4lbmussels,debearded and scrubbed clean
  • ¼cupfresh cilantro leaves,lightly packed, roughly chopped, plus additional whole leaves for serving
  • lime wedge,for serving
  • 4bolillo bread rolls,telera, or cuban sandwich, for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a large pot over high heat and swirl to evenly coat. Add the onion, garlic, and jalapeño. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring, until softened.

  2. Add the cumin, coriander, and chili powder. Cook, stirring, until fragrant.

  3. Add the tomatoes, season with salt and pepper. Cook for 4 minutes, stirring, until softened and their liquid is almost evaporated.

  4. Pour in the beer and bring to a boil.

  5. Add the mussels, immediately cover the pot, and cook for 6 minutes, occasionally shaking the pot, until all mussels are opened.

  6. Sprinkle the mussels with the chopped cilantro leaves, then divide among 4 bowls.

  7. Garnish with whole cilantro leaves and serve the mussels while hot with lime wedges for squeezing and bread for soaking up the cooking broth.

  8. Enjoy!


  • Calories: 713.95kcal
  • Fat: 23.05g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.15g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.40g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.56g
  • Carbohydrates: 57.25g
  • Fiber: 5.07g
  • Sugar: 6.92g
  • Protein: 62.09g
  • Cholesterol: 127.01mg
  • Sodium: 1683.25mg
  • Calcium: 239.82mg
  • Potassium: 1865.58mg
  • Iron: 21.01mg
  • Vitamin A: 259.91µg
  • Vitamin C: 55.53mg
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