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!
This post may contain affiliate links – meaning if you buy a product through my link, I will make a few pennies which helps keep this blog going. Food processor provided by Hamilton Beach.
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 do love to cook and try new things, but I especially love to watch Martha on tv and envision all of the fabulous treats and recipes I could be making. Of course, the equipment Martha uses is top notch, 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 potato’s, 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! (This model has one of the largest feed tubes on the market. It also comes with everything you need to quickly dice, slice, shred, knead, chop, mix and puree to your exact specifications.)
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! (The potatoes were a little too far gone for me, but I saved them for the kids to plant or use as a science experiment, lol.)
Since I’d just gotten back from the store, I did not want to make another trip out for new potatoes. 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.
Verdict? I love this food processor!
I even made a short video demo- Watch the Hamilton Beach® Pro 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.)
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Now I want to talk a bit about the Beer 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.
Beer Cheese Dip Recipe
- 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 till 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!
*** UPDATE: Giveaway Over ***
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