Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer

February 5, 2016
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Bacon Beer Cheese Dip with Pretzel Bites

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

Ingredients Bacon Beer Cheese Dip - Recipe

Ingredients 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.

Frying Bacon for Bacon Cheese Dip - Recipe

Frying bacon until crispy.

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.

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip - Step by step recipe

Add beer and cook it down.

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.

Beer Bacon Cheese Dip - Step by step recipe

Add milk, then cream cheese. Stir in bacon and cheese.

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.

Bacon Beer Cheese Dip

Pour dip in an oven proof dish and bake in the oven several minutes.

Oil a baking dish or an oven safe bowl. Pour the dip into the dish, and top with reserved bacon and cheese.

Cheese Dip with Beer and Bacon and Pretzel Bites - Recipe

Voila: Two pretzel bites enjoying their time in the dip.

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.

Recipe for Cheese Dips with Pretzel Bites

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 ;-)

Fluffy Pretzel Bites

Find the recipe for Fluffy Pretzel Bites here.

 

This recipe for this dip is inspired by the Warm Cheddar, Ale & Bacon Dip from Cabot Cheese and the Beer, Bacon Cheese Dip from the blog foodiecrush.

Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer

Serving Size: For 2-3 persons

Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon (85 g / 3 oz), finely diced
  • 1/2 medium yellow onion (70 g or 1/2 cup), finely diced
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) beer of your choice (I use IPA)
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) milk
  • 4 oz (110 g) cream cheese (I use full fat)
  • 3.5 oz (about 1 cup) shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • Cayenne pepper (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Fry the onions for 3-5 minutes on medium-high heat until they are soft and golden.
  3. 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.
  4. Add the milk, and let simmer briefly.
  5. Turn down heat to low and add cream cheese, stir occasionally until the cheese melts. Now you should have a creamy mixture.
  6. 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. Add cayenne pepper if you like it spicy. Usually, the dip is salty enough and you don’t have to add any.
  7. Oil a baking dish or an oven safe bowl. Pour the dip into the dish, and top with reserved bacon and cheese.
  8. 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.
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Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer was last modified: March 28th, 2019 by Ursula

2 thoughts on “Cheese Dip with Bacon and Beer

    1. Ursula Post author

      Thanks Fernando! I’ve made them so often in the last couple of weeks – they simply are addictive ;-)

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