David and I couldn’t agree on if the Quick Cheese Dip or this one would be the most delicious. And with that I am not saying, one of us favors one dip and one the other dip. No, neither of us could pick a favorite. Both were simply too delicious.
So we settled on the Quick Cheese Dip to be our new weekday favorite – you know, ‘cause it is quick and easy – and the Cheese Dip with Bacon an Beer would be our new weekend favorite – ‘cause it contains beer and bacon and needs 15 minutes more of our precious time. By the way: These two cheese dips are the perfect accompaniment for Fluffy Pretzel Bites or tortilla chips. Superbowl Sunday is almost here….
Step by step recipe for the most delicious Cheese Dip
You will need sharp cheddar (I prefer orange colored), bacon, onion, dijon mustard, cream cheese (full fat) and beer. I prefer to add an IPA but feel free to use any beer you like.
In a pan over medium heat, cook bacon until browned and crispy. Remove bacon from the pan, and leave about 1 tablespoon of bacon fat behind. Discard the rest of the bacon grease.
Fry the onions for 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat until they are soft and golden. Whisk in mustard, and then stir in the beer. Let the onions cook over high heat until almost all the liquid has evaporated, about 5 minutes.
Add the milk, and let simmer briefly. Turn down heat to low and add cream cheese, stir occasionally until the cheese melts. Now you should have a creamy mixture.
Set some of the shredded cheese and bacon aside for garnish and add the remaining cheese and bacon to the cream cheese mix. Stir well until cheese melts.
Oil a baking dish or an oven safe bowl. Pour the dip into the dish, and top with reserved bacon and cheese.
Bake at 375 °F (190 °C) in the preheated oven until cheese has melted, about 10-15 minutes. Serve warm with pretzel bites or tortilla chips.
We still can’t settle on which dip is better: The Quick Cheese dip (in the small bowl) or the Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer. To come to a compromise, we simply made both ;-)
Find the recipe for Fluffy Pretzel Bites here.
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