Beer Steamed Mussels Recipe

Beer Steamed Mussels - DELICIOUS mussels cooked with beer and garlic herb. So good, MUCH cheaper than restaurants and ready in 10 mins.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Beer Steamed Mussels
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 289 kcal


  • 3 tablespoons melted butter or olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 onion, finely diced
  • 2 1/2- 3 lbs mussels, bearded and scrubbed
  • 12 fluid oz beer
  • 1 bunch Italian flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Lemon or lime wedges


  1. Rinse the bearded and scrubbed mussels thoroughly. Drain the water dry.
  2. Heat up a deep skillet or a pot with the melted butter/olive oil on medium heat. Saute the garlic and onion until you start smelling the aroma, but not browned. Add the mussels into the skillet/pot and stir to combine with the garlic and onion. Pour in the beer and cover the skillet and pot, for a few minutes, or until the mussels are open and cooked. Stir in the chopped parsley and add salt to taste. Serve immediately with a squeeze of lemon or lime, if you like.

Recipe Notes

The beer broth with the briny and sweet flavor of mussels is absolutely delicious. "Drink" the juice or sop up with garlic bread.

Nutrition Facts
Beer Steamed Mussels Recipe
Amount Per Serving (5 people)
Calories 289 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 794mg35%
Potassium 892mg25%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Protein 30g60%
Vitamin A 1575IU32%
Vitamin C 36.5mg44%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 10.8mg60%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.