Sunday, August 30, 2009

Beer Dip



As soon as I heard that there was such thing as a "beer dip," I knew I was interested. Two of my favorite things in life are undeniably beer and cheese. Most dishes that bring these two heavenly ingredients together make me an extremely happy camper. After perusing several recipes for this heavenly dish, I decided upon incorporating several of my favorite ingredients into one to-die-for dip.



Beer Dip

2 8-ounce packages cream cheese, softened
2 5-ounce jars of Old English Cheese (or 10 ounces Cheese Whiz)
1 1-ounce package dry ranch dressing mix
1/2 cup beer (go ahead, you can drink the rest)
1/2 cup toasted pecans, roughly chopped
Pretzels, crackers, or chips for dipping

In your microwave, heat the cream cheese and Old English Cheese for about 40 seconds on high. This will make it easier to blend them together, using a whisk, with the ranch dressing. Add the beer gradually as you whisk the mixture together, until you reach your desired consistency for the dip. You may not use it all. If so, feel free to drink the remaining beer.

Pour into the serving bowl. Sprinkle your toasted pecans evenly over the surface of the dip. Chill for 1 hour or up to 2 days. Serve with pretzels, crackers, or chips!

16 comments:

My Bottle's Up! said...

NOM NOM NOM!!!!!!!!!!!!

the happy couple said...

oh, what's not to love about this?! my hubby would go nuts for it i'm sure. it combines his two fave - pretzels and beer. i will have to make this for him on his bday!

Cate said...

Like most dips, I feel like this would be a little dangerous to have around...I just can't stop myself!

Deals, Steals and Heels said...

OH.MY. WORD.

The Diva on a Diet said...

~Swoon!~

I love every single thing about this dip ... and the pretzels too. Yum!

themilkmanswife said...

Oh my goodness YUM! How great does this look?! I know what I'm making for our first football party this year! Thanks for sharing. :)

clairesmom05 said...

Hi! I am one of your regular stalkers! I love your recipes!! We don't drink, but this dip looks so good! What could I use to substitute the beer?

Ellie said...

Hi, Clairesmom!

I think that some sparkling apple cider would also work very well in this recipe as an alcohol-free option. I hope you enjoy it!!!

Joelen said...

This is definitely on my list to make for upcoming football parties!

clairesmom05 said...

Thanks! I never would have thought of that! I'll let you know how it turns out when I make it for a party this weekend!

oneparticularkitchen said...

How perfect for football season!!

Chef Jeena said...

This looks FABULOUS!

madebymel said...

I don't even really like beer, but I love recipes that combine beer and cheese!I can't wait to try this dip during football season.

Maryanna said...

This is going to be perfect to make for football season. Perfect timing!

The Roaming Southerner said...

I see this in my tailgating future in athens!!!

LogicallyLocked said...

Thank you for this great recipe! I was skeptical at first, but when I brought it to the white trash party, I literally had people fighting over who was going to take home the leftovers!! :)

I had to use EZ Cheese because we didn't have Cheez Whiz at my store, and I substituted smoked almonds for pecans cause I'm allergic, but it turned out excellent!

 

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