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Cheesy Tomato Beer Dip

Cheesy Tomato Beer Dip

Cheese, tomatoes and beer make an unstoppable combination!MORE+LESS-

Updated September 18, 2017

1

lb processed cheese spread (like Velveeta)

1

can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted

1/2

cup favorite stout beer

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    Melt cheese according to package directions. Mix in tomatoes and beer. Add more beer for a more beer-y taste if you like! Dip with tortilla chips!

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  • I’m a beer girl.Well, I’m more of a wine girl. Come to think of it, I enjoy cocktails too. I guess we can just say I like to have a little hair of the dog sometimes…in a respectable way, of course!It’s pretty much a no-brainer that I’ll be serving (and imbibing) beer at our annual Super Bowl Party. This brings up the question, what do you do with the smorgasboard of leftover beer that have that precious, not-to-be passed “born on date”? Turn it into creamy, cheesy tomato beer dip!I love me some fine cheese. Brie, manchego, pecorino-romano are my jam! But sometimes I just need a little processed cheese. The kind that barely needs to be refrigerated. Pair this orange delight with some Muir Glen fire roasted diced tomatoes and your left over brew for a spicy cheese dip you won’t forget. Seriously, make my Cheesy Tomato Beer Dip ASAP!

Queso Blanco Dip

Queso Blanco Dip is easy to make and always a hit. With tomatoes, green chiles, and beer, this simple white cheese dip recipe has only four ingredients and is perfect for sharing. Directions for slow cooker, stove-top, and microwave are included.

So I have always prided myself on my Classic Queso with sausage. I learned to make that recipe when I lived in San Antonio decades ago, I have always made it the same way, and it is always LOVED.

But then a couple weeks ago, there was a thing in our neighborhood. A birthday party, and my neighbor made queso. I was sick in bed, but my husband brought me some tacos and chips and queso from the party hoping it would make me feel better.

His works, “I dunno honey, but this white queso dip might give your queso a run for its money”.

Okayyyy, but yeah it was really good. Like really good. So I asked my neighbor, and she shared with me her magic and I will hold that secret. But THIS recipe here is mine, inspired by hers.


Recipe Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter - works with the flour to form a roux.
  • All-purpose flour - makes the roux to help thicken this beer cheese dip recipe.
  • Whole milk - whole milk is best for a rich and creamy dip.
  • Beer - feel free to use your favorite beer.
  • Worcestershire sauce - adds a slight umami flavor.
  • Dijon mustard - can't have a dip without a little mustard.
  • Garlic powder, paprika, salt, black pepper - enhances the flavor.
  • Sharp cheddar cheese - use your favorite cheese or a combination of cheeses.

60 Easy Dip Recipes That Your Party Guests Will Devour in No Time

Whether you&rsquore looking for an easy snack to go with a Friday night Netflix and chill session, hosting a holiday dinner party, or coming up with some easy tailgate recipe ideas, one of the easiest (and tastiest) things you can make is a dip. Dips are great because they can flavor a variety of foods, from crunchy chips, or fries and onion rings, to healthy snacks like carrot sticks or cut pepper slices.

And these dip recipes are exactly what you need to feed anyone from yourself to a crowd in the easiest way possible. Everyone knows that appetizers are the best part of any gathering, and dips are probably in the number-one spot. While you&rsquoll surely have lots of delectable holiday appetizers at your Christmas gathering, why not serve up one of the creamy spinach dips or guacamoles?

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The Best Queso Beer-Cheese Dip Recipe

Description

Get the fiesta started with warm queso. This queso beer-cheese dip is blended with flavors of lager beer, sweet and spicy peppers, and onion. This dip’s an easy entertaining favorite that is sure to please any crowd or as an easy weeknight dinner when served as nachos with rice and beans.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon butter divided
  • ½ White onion, chopped
  • 1 Bell pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 Jalapeno
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • ½ cup Samuel Adams or your favorite lager
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 12 Ounces mild or medium Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Chips or veggies to serve the dip with

Instructions

  1. Heat 1 tbs. of the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, peppers, and garlic. Cook until the vegetables are lightly browned and soft.
  2. Remove the vegetables from the pan and set aside. Add remaining butter to the pan and melt. Slowly sprinkle ½ tbs of the flour over the butter while whisking it. You should have a thick but smooth mixture.
  3. Slowly add in the milk and keep whisking. Add in the beer and allow the mixture simmer.
  4. While whisking slowly sprinkle the remailing flour into the sauce.
  5. Cook over medium heat until the sauce is smooth.
  6. In small amounts slowly add the cheese to the warm milk mixture. Be sure to keep whisking until the sauce is smooth. I like to work in batches until all of the cheese has been added in I have a smooth queso dip.
  7. Simmer on low for a few minutes. Do not allow the cheese to overcook.

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Member Ratings For This Recipe

I followed the recipe *exactly* as written. It looked nothing like the picture and tasted like cream cheese with ranch dressing. I added another half cup of beer and cup of shredded cheese, then took the mix to the microwave. After 10 mins (power level 5), it was finally deliciously perfect! - 12/27/13

I used Neufchatel cheese instead and regular beer (all I had). Still lower calorie and very delish! Dipped pretzel sticks in it. I would make again, and I think if I brought for a carry in, noone would know it was a Spark recipe! - 2/20/11


Beer Cheese Dip Ingredients:

Alright, first, let’s talk ingredients. To make this beer cheese dip recipe, you will need:

  • Butter + flour: To form a roux, which will thicken the sauce.
  • Beer: I used an IPA, which gave the dip a delicious hoppy vibe. But feel free to use whatever kind of beer you love best.
  • Milk: I recommend using whole milk to make this dip nice and creamy. But any type of milk or half and half will do.
  • Shredded cheese: I used 50/50 mix of smoked gouda and sharp cheddar, which I loved. But feel free to use any kind of melting cheese that you love most (such as cheddar, gouda, gruyere, fontina or havarti). And as always when making a melted cheese dip, be sure to purchase a block of cheese and grate it yourself just before using so that the cheese will melt smoothly into the sauce.
  • Dijon + Worcershire sauce: Traditional ingredients used to amp up the flavor in beer cheese dip.
  • Smoked paprika: If you would like to add a touch of extra smoky flavor to the dip.
  • Salt and pepper: To season, as always.


ANY beer would work in this pretzel dip. If you like to drink it, you will like it in this dip. Just keep in mind the flavors your going for.

  • *German-style Beers- This is my go-to kind if I have it and goes very well with cheese.
  • *Lager Beers- Bud Light, Coors, Miller, etc.
  • Stout/Malty Beers- Stay away from the chocolatey ones.
  • Pale-ales- Stay away from the super fruity, floral kind.
  • IPA's- Stay away from the citrusy, fruity kind.
  • OR NON-ALCOHOLIC!

You want to stay away from fruity, citrusy or floral tasting beers since the flavors are not what we're going for here.


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Cheesy Taco Beer Dip with Taco Seasoning From Scratch

I love me a good cookbook from time to time. It helps me find new recipes to try and ideas to put together new dishes of my own. Schweid and Sons sent me over a link to their cookbook, and I liked what I saw, so I had to give a shot at one of their recipes.

This amazing Taco Beer Cheese Cheesy Taco Beer Dip with a Taco Seasoning Recipe from scratch!Dip caught my eye, and I couldn’t resist but put together my own taco seasoning for the recipe!

This Taco Beer Cheese Dip is great to throw together for a get together, game night or watching your team get knocked out of the playoffs. Yeah 2 weeks later, I’m still salty about my LA Kings being eliminated. But stuffing my face with this Cheesy Taco Beer Dip helps me get through this.

I also used Schweid And Sons ground beef, and I’ve honestly have to say, the quality is top notch. Coming from working at a meat department in my younger days I can spot good quality ground beef a mile away! Good quality grind, not too much fat, and very fresh!

Which brings me to their free cookbook, “This is Not A Hamburger Cook Book“, contains over 40 ways to to use ground beef that for dishes besides burgers. A lot of good looking recipes in there so make sure you give it a look!

This Cheesy Taco Beer Dip immediately caught my eye and I had to make it. It is a very simple dip to put together – using my homemade beer, and lots of cheese (two of my faves) and is a very flexible recipe to put together.

I’m also including my taco seasoning recipe from scratch, and if you want to get a little fancy try using my pico de gallo recipe as well for the salsa!

The taco seasoning that I put together is a simple traditional taco seasoning. With a little smokiness from some smoked paprika that I just can’t get enough of, it gives it a breath of life into the taco seasoning! It goes really well in this Cheesy Taco Beer Dip.

Honestly, I don’t even know how I got through life before smoked paprika.


How to Make Baked Cheese Dip

This recipe is really simple and can be adapted 100 different ways.

The base is sour cream mixed with spices. Then we add lots of mozzarella and Monterey jack cheese. Other cheeses would work well, too — think feta, goat cheese, or gruyère. To freshen the dip up, we add lots of fresh basil before baking. Then after the dip has baked, we top it with more basil and chopped tomatoes.

This is perfect served with sliced bread, crunchy vegetables, or chips. If you serve this to friends, don’t be surprised if they all crowd around the cheese dip – that’s perfectly normal!

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Roasted tomatoes with creamy ricotta cheese, lemon zest and mint. Serve this family style right out of the baking dish – no fuss. Jump to the Lightly Roasted Tomatoes and Ricotta Recipe.

Recipe updated, originally posted October 2012. Since posting this in 2012, we have tweaked the recipe to be more clear. – Adam and Joanne