Good Old Beer Cheese

Kentucky-Beer-Cheese-Dip-300x198You can buy it in the grocery store.

Don’t.

Make some and you won’t regret it.

And your friends WILL know the difference.

Show you care.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 16 oz of extra sharp cheddar (or split with half extra sharp and half smoky cheddar
  • 8 oz of cream cheese (softened)
  • a couple of cloves of garlic, chopped lightly
  • 1/2 of a medium-sized onion, sautéed in some butter until caramelized
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha hot sauce
  • 1/2 tsp or more cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 c your favorite beer or more to consistency desired
  • 4 slices of bacon, well crisped and crumbled

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Put everything UP to the beer in a food processor and whirr until smooth.
  2. While machine is running, pour in the beer until you get the consistency you desire, scoopable or spreadable would be good.
  3. Remove the dip to a bowl and stir in the bacon.

SERVES: 2 cups, maybe 20 or more servings

NOTES: This makes a great sandwich spread for chicken. You can also heat this up and make a more dipping sort of sauce if you wish.

SOURCE: Sherry Peyton

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