This Beer Cheese Dip recipe has been around for years. It is one of the most popular recipes on my blog and featured in newspapers and magazines. There are many different variations of this dip, but this one is my favorite by far! I’ve made it several times using different cheeses and beer – it always turns out great!
Beer cheese is an American-made dip. There are many dips, but beer cheese dip is the king of dips. Try it and see for yourself; it is so delicious. It’sIt’s not what you eat alone. To choose your beer for making this appetizer, you have to know what you are consuming it with. Beer cheese dip can be eaten with tortilla chips and vegetables. Bear in mind that beer cheese can get along with just anything. I mentioned the common combination.
This recipe is a combination of beer and cheese. The question would be, what kind of cheese? What kind of beer?. Hold on, don’t think too much. I am here to answer your questions. Follow me as I reveal the recipe.
The Best Beer For Your Beer Cheese Dip
This depends on how much you love beer. Any beer can be best for you. Everyone has their taste and preferences. But then, I am here to help you out of confusion. Your choice of beer also relies on what you eat alongside your beer cheese dip.
•Dark beers like stouts and malt will produce a bitter flavor.
•Light to beer like ales, IPAs will give a lighter flavor.
•Non-alcoholic beers can also work in this recipe.
The most common snack used is pretzels. Beer cheese dip is usually tasty with pretzels, soft pretzel sticks, tortilla chips, and bread. All these can be homemade. You might bite your finger while eating. Watch out! The best beer is dark beer.
For this recipe, you can also use any beer.
What Kind Of Cheese Can You Use?
I know you will think of this too. Listen, you can pick any cheese, but take note the milder the cheese, the milder the flavor. I would go for sharp cheddar cheese. Why? Because it adds flavor to any cheese-made dish. It will also go well with dark beer. It is best for beer cheese dip. Trust me; you would enjoy this cheese. You can combine cheddar cheese with other cheese. Make sure you have cheddar cheese.
An example of block cheese: Please shred your cheese yourself. Pre-shredded cheese has additives and may not melt well. So when buying cheese, buy-in block form.
You can also use Gruyere and mozzarella cheese. (You can combine or use one of them. For this Recipe, Make use of cheddar and gruyere cheese) Here’sHere’s a list of ingredients you’d need to make a beer cheese dip.
BUTTER: You will need this for starting up your beer cheese dip. Use unsalted butter. It is important in making a roux. ( A mixture used in thickening liquids)
FLOUR: This will be required at the beginning of making your beer cheese. It is mixed with butter.
ONION POWDER: Get onion powder to improve the taste. If you use fresh onions, chop them to their finest state.
GARLIC POWDER: Also, use garlic powder substitute is freshly minced garlic.
CAYENNE PEPPER: It’sIt’s a chilly hot pepper. Use the powdered form or the new form. You have to grind it smoothly yourself. To save time, I advise you to use the powdered form.
MILK: Make use of whole milk or low-fat milk, in liquid form, not powdered.
DIJON MUSTARD: This mustard is spicy, but it’s great for your beer cheese!
WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE: It is a fermented liquid condiment. You may want to be careful while adding to your beer cheese. Don’tDon’t worry; it will be stated in this recipe the amount that should be added.
GRUYERE OR SWISS CHEESE: When you look for that rich, creamy, salty, and nutty taste, gruyere is there for you! You can’t go wrong with this cheese. It is also the best for your beer cheese dip. Imagine you combine it with a sharp cheddar cheese?. When you prepare these two kinds of cheese, you have signed up for a tasty and full of flavor beer cheese dip.
A quick reminder: shred your cheese yourself. Pre shredded cheese contains additives that may prevent it from melting properly.
The moment you have been waiting for, our recipe!
Procedure For Making Beer Cheese Dip
Beer cheese dip is one of the most popular recipes in beer and food. Though it’s usually served with chips, it can be used topping for burgers and sandwiches or spread on crackers. Here’sHere’s how we make our beer cheese dips.
STEP 1: Melt ½ cup of butter, ¼ cup of flour, ½ teaspoon of onion powder, ½ teaspoon of garlic powder, and 1/8 teaspoon of cayenne pepper over medium heat in a saucepan. Cook for a minute.
STEP 2: Pour in a bit out of 1cup of milk and ⅔ cup of beer a bit at a time(don’t pour all at once). Whisking until it’s smooth after each addition. Continue cooking over medium heat.
STEP 3: Add mustard(1teaspoon of dijon mustard) and one teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, cooking the sauce until it’s thick and bubbly.
STEP 4: Reduce heat to low, add 2 cups of sharp cheddar cheese alongside 1 cup of Gruyere cheese and stir until melted and smooth.
Don’tDon’t overheat the cheese; it can become grainy like sand. Your cheese dip is meant to be in liquid form.
STEP 5: Your beer cheese is ready!.serve in a mini crockpot. And serve with a pretzel. Remember I said you could eat it with tortilla chips, vegetables, and even fruits.
Can You Make Beer Cheese Dip Beforehand?
The answer is yes. You can make it and store it in the refrigerator for 5-6 days. Before serving, heat up with low heat. While heating up, you can add little milk, so the beer cheese dip doesn’t separate. But then, nothing beats freshly made beer cheese dip. It’sIt’s best enjoyed freshly made.
Is It Good To Use A Darker Or Light Beer For A Party?
The beer doesn’t taste out in the dip. Just a little percentage. Most of it evaporates when you cook your beer cheese dip. But if you are worried about your kids. Use Apple cider. It is good for this recipe too.