Spicy Beer Cheese Dip: delicious creamy sharp cheddar dip infused with the flavors of crispy bacon, jalapeno, green chilies and beer.
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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. 
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Pub
Keyword: beer cheese dip, pub food
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.