Beer Bacon Skillet with Meat and Potatoes in Just 30 Minutes

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Beer Bacon Skillet with Meat and Potatoes in Just 30 Minutes

A fabulous meat and potatoes skillet made especially for my Iowa bred husband.  A man’s meal that I fell head over heals in love with.  Seriously it is amazingly sweet and savory with a special ingredient that makes this dish ahhhh-mazing!

beer bacon skillet with meat and potatoes on plate

Beer Bacon Skillet with Meat and Potatoes in Just 30 Minutes

Donna Elick
With a Hearty Meat and Potatoes Midwestern Skillet that goes from prep to plate in just 30 minutes everyone will be happy. Your favorite sausage, sweet onions and array of potatoes are cooked in an indescribably delicious ale sauce.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine American
Method Stovetop
Servings 6 – 8


  • 1 pound thick cut bacon
  • 1 pound sweet Italian chicken sausage, or your favorite sausage
  • 1 medium onion, sliced into ¼-inch rings
  • 3 medium potatoes, sliced into ¼-inch coins (I used 1 sweet, 1 red and 1 Russett potato)
  • 12 ounce bottle beer, I used Blue Moon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, fresh ground
  • 1 tablespoon low sodium chicken base
  • 2 cup water
  • 1 cup frozen green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour


  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, cover. Brown on each side, turning once.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay bacon on the prepared baking pan, touching, but not overlapping. Place pan into oven (while it is still preheating) and bake for 15-20 minutes until bacon is crisp.
  • Slice onion and add to skillet. Stir and add beer, salt and pepper. Cover.
  • Slice potatoes with knife or mandoline to 1/4-inch thick. Add to skillet and stir. Add water and chicken base. Stir and cover.
  • Add frozen green beans to skillet. Stir to combine. Cover.
  • Combine butter and flour in a small mixing bowl. Stir until you have a smooth mixture and add to skillet.
  • Remove cover and allow mixture to boil for 5 minutes. Lower heat if necessary. As sauce thickens, remove from heat. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 1 | Calories: 631cal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1711mg | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 3g | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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One Comment

  1. 5 stars
    I’m quickly racking up amazing recipes from you! Specifically the 30 minute ones because they’re so easy to make after work.

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