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Beer, Jerky & Cheddar Dip

03 Apr 17

 

Happy National Beer Day! Since beer & jerky are two things we live for, we thought we’d whip up a recipe incorporating both. While certain food products aren’t necessarily loved by all, beer is just one of those things that is a consistent crowd pleaser. As food trends change like the weather, this beverage seems to be something that has held its popularity over the years. With new flavors of craft beers and IPA’s popping up every day, it’s almost impossible not to get caught up in the obsession. We’re so obsessed that we love incorporating it into all of our favorite recipes.

 

We’ll be the first to say it, we love alllllll things indulgent, so cheesy & meaty dips are right up our alley. This dip brings so many ridiculously delicious flavors together. The cheddar makes it savory, while the beer and jerky make it salty and rich. It’s the perfect app before dinner and the perfect snack to please a crowd (or to eat all by yourself, obvs). Lastly, all of the ingredients are super easy to find so you totally don’t have to search far & wide to make this jerkified goodness. If you give this a try, let us know how you liked it and if you have any beer recipes for us to try!

 

Beer, Jerky, and Cheddar Dip

Yields: about 6-8 Servings

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 
  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour 
  • 1/2 cup cream 
  • 3/4 cup Stout or Porter beer 
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard
  • 1 tsp. cayenne pepper ground
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 
  • 12 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6 oz. Three Jerks Jerky minced (original flavor)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste 
  • Pretzels, crostini crackers and/or vegetables for serving 

How to:

  1. In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.
  2. Add the mustard and Cayenne, cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add the flour and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
  3. Slowly whisk in the cream and beer, increase the heat to medium-high and bring the mixture to a simmer.
  4. Add the Worcestershire and cook, whisking occasionally, until the mixture begins to thicken, 3 to 5 minutes. 
  5. Working in batches, add the cheese, whisking until each batch has melted before adding more.
  6. Last, add minced Jerky to the cheese sauce and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Serve immediately with pretzels, crostini, or raw vegetables to dip.