Calling all Game Day Party Hosts: This Beer Cheese Dip is made with just a few ingredients (beer and cheese!) and is the perfect hot dip to serve on game day or anytime your beer lover’s get together! (scroll down to the bottom for the recipe and short how-to video.)
One of my guilty pleasures is to kick back on the couch after the kids are in bed with a warm blanket and the remote and binge watch old Martha Stewart cooking shows. I just love to watch Martha on tv and envision all of the amazing dishes and desserts I could be making. Martha uses is top notch equipment and I’ve been eying her professional food processor for a while. She uses it in almost every episode making flaky crusts from scratch and chopping, dicing and shredding all of her ingredients.
In late November, I received an email from Hamilton Beach asking if I wanted to try out their new Professional 14 Cup Dicing Food Processor. I immediately clicked over to check out the food processor and watch the demo video. When I saw them dropping whole potatoes into the processor and getting perfectly diced, square chunks of potatoes, you know I emailed them back as quick as my little fingers could type, said YES, and could I please have a 2nd food processor to give away to one of my readers!
To test out the food processor, I originally wanted to make shredded hash browns from scratch, but when I went to grab a couple of potatoes from the pantry, turns out we were growing little potato plants in there!
I’d just gotten back from the store and didn’t want to make a 2nd trip for potatoes, so hash browns were out. Luckily, block cheese had been on sale, and I’d bought over 4 pounds; so shredding all this cheese was my first priority and the cheese would be perfect for our Beer Dip Recipe.
I even made a short video demo- Watch the Hamilton Beach food processor in action. (The only con I could come up with for this food processor is it IS big, so make sure you have the storage space for the processor and the accessory storage box.)
Verdict? I love this food processor! *update: after about a year, my hamilton beach food processor cracked on the handle and I couldn’t use it anymore. I probably could have contacted there customer service for a replacement, but it was around mother’s day and I asked hubby to get the Cuisinart 14 cup elite for me as a gift. (yes, the one Martha uses, lol! I had hubby buy it when it was on sale at Kohls with a coupon and quadruple kohls cash – it was a great deal! As far as I can tell the Cuisinart does not do potatoes, like the Hamilton Beach one did, but it is very nice and seems incredibly sturdy.
Now I want to talk a bit about the Beer Cheese Dip recipe…
It might sound a little strange, but the flavor of the cheese and heartiness of the beer combine to bring out the best flavors of both ingredients and make a fabulous warm dip that’s perfect for dipping soft pretzels, crusty bread, chips and yes, even veggies!
The stoutness of the beer will have an affect on the final taste, so use they type of beer you like. If you don’t like drinking stout/heavy/bitter beer, definitely don’t use it in this recipe. (I used Shiner Bock and even though it’s not my fave to drink, I enjoyed it in the dip!)
You will love how easy this dip is to make. It uses only 4 ingredients and I bet you already have them on hand.
What to serve with Beer Cheese Dip
This particular Beer Cheese Dip Recipe is served warm and has the consistency of a queso dip. It’s perfect for dipping Chips, pretzels, breadsticks and yes, even celery for you dieters/low carbers out there!
BTW if you are looking for a few new storage containers, I am loving my new Hefty Clip Fresh containers I picked up at Wal-mart! Perfect for storing cheese, soup, onions – just about anything you can think of. They are air tight and definitely keep food fresh for longer.
This Beer Cheese Dip is made with just a few ingredients (beer and cheese!) and is the perfect hot dip to serve on game day or anytime your beer lover’s get together!
- 1 cup Beer
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 3.5 cups shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese (set aside 1/4 cup cheese for garnish)
- pinch (or more) of cayenne pepper
- Add Beer to saucepan over medium heat, bring to simmer.
- Add cream cheese, whisking until melted and completely combined.
- Turn heat to low and add shredded cheese to the beer mixture, a cup at a time, stirring until the cheese melts and is smooth.
- Add a pinch or more of cayenne to taste.
- Serve with soft pretzels, crusty bread, chips or veggies. Enjoy!
Make sure to use a beer that you like the taste of!
Keywords: appetizer, stove top, dip, cheese, low carb
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