BY JOHN USALIS
The recipe team-up of D.G. Yuengling & Son and Ateeco Inc. launched in early December continues with the release of a new recipe for New Year’s Eve and Super Bowl parties.
“Classic Onion Pierogies with Beer Cheese Dip” is the new taste treat developed by Sheryl Yuengling, one of the four daughters of current brewery owner Richard “Dick” Yuengling Jr.
Yuengling and Ateeco, maker of Mrs. T’s Pierogies in Shenandoah, released their first recipe Dec. 6 called “Lager Battered Mini Pierogies,” which includes Mrs. T’s Mini Cheddar Seasoned with Bacon Pierogies fried in a batter that includes Yuengling Lager. When ready to eat, dip them in a special horseradish sauce also developed through the culinary skills of Sheryl Yuengling, the companies suggest.
Yuengling, founded by David G. Yuengling in 1829 and the oldest brewery in the United States, has been celebrating its 190th anniversary this year. In addition to Sheryl, the order services manager, her three sisters — Debbie, Wendy and Jennifer — represent the sixth generation of the family working in the company.
Ateeco was founded 67 years ago in Shenandoah by Theodore “Ted” Twardzik Sr. using the family recipe of his mother, Mary Twardzik, the original “Mrs. T.” He first sold the pierogies to the Capitol Food Market in Shenandoah in 1952, and the company now produces about 600 million frozen pierogies per year.
The beer cheese dip is a blend of cream cheese, jalapeno, garlic powder, hot sauce, cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese and Yuengling Traditional Lager.
“We are very excited to release our second recipe with Yuengling,” Ateeco Assistant Public Relations Manager Meghan Heim said. “Sheryl Yuengling did an awesome job coming up with a recipe that highlights both the Lager and our pierogies. This recipe takes ‘chips and dip’ to the next level.”
On the “& Daughters” blog on the Yuengling website, Sheryl wrote the dip is “a fusion of spices, jalapenos, hot sauce, and our famous Traditional Lager.”
“Whether you bake, fry, or even air fry your Mrs. T’s Pierogies,” she wrote, “this beer cheese is the perfect dip for your game day celebrations or holiday festivities and will be sure to have your loved ones wanting more.”
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