Spicy Beer Cheese Dip
Creamy sharp cheddar dip infused with the flavors of crispy bacon, jalapeno, green chilies and craft beer. Serve with pretzels, crackers or veggies.
- 6 slices bacon I used thick cut bacon
- 1 4.5 ounce can green chilies
- 1 small jalapeno finely minced see note ** below
- 1 12 ounce bottle Pilsner beer
- 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
- 8 ounces cream cheese cubed
- ½ cup sour cream
- 2-3 dashes Tabasco optional
Cut the bacon into small cubes, approximately 1” each and cook in a skillet over medium heat until crisp.
Remove the bacon from the skillet onto a paper towel lined plate and drain all but 1 tablespoon of fat in the skillet. Reserve the remaining fat.
Add the green chilies and jalapeno (**seeds and stem removed OR leave both for extra spicy flavor) and sauté 1-2 minutes.
Pour the beer into the skillet cooking 2 minutes over medium heat scraping any browned bits the bottom.
Whisk the cubed cream cheese into the beer mixture and once it’s melted fold in the cheddar cheese, cooking over low heat.
When the cheeses have melted, add the sour cream.
Give the bacon a rough chop then combine it with the dip along one tablespoon of the reserved bacon grease. Taste and if you’d like it spicier, add a dash or two of Tabasco.
Serve warm with hot pretzels or breadsticks, tortilla chips or regular pretzels.