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Spicy Beer Cheese Dip

Spicy Beer Cheese Dip recipe

This Spicy Beer Cheese Dip is spiked with jalapeño and light beer, and is made with a roux similar to macaroni and cheese. (Recipe Credit: Adrianna Adarme of the Fresh Tastes blog)



  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all­purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup whole milk
  • 2/3 cup pilsner or light beer
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 dashes of Worchestershire
  • 1/2 jalapeno, deseeded and diced, plus a few more slices as garnish
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3/4 cup (about 3 1/2 ounces) shredded monterey jack
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • Tortilla chips, for serving


  1. To a medium saucepan, set over medium heat, melt the butter. When melted, stir in the all­purpose flour and cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Pour in the milk and whisk until combined and thickened, about 30 seconds to a 1 minute.
  3. Pour in the beer and, again, give it a good whisk. Cook the sauce for an additional minute or so. During this time it will thicken slightly.
  4. Mix in the Dijon mustard, Worcestershire, jalapeño, egg yolk; stir until combined. Then, add the shredded cheese and mix until melted. Give it a taste and adjust the salt to your liking (I needed about 1/4 teaspoon of salt).
  5. Pour the beer cheese into a serving bowl, garnish with a few slices of jalapeño and serve alongside tortilla chips.
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