Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe that is loaded with 3 different cheeses, homemade salsa and brown ale beer for the perfect appetizer recipe.
March Madness is upon us, so this Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe was definitely on my menu.
This Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe is one of those appetizers that I am often asked to make.
After a culinary degree and 15 years in the restaurant industry I never thought I’d be known for a beer cheese dip haha.
With that being said, this Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe is incredibly addictive and so perfect for my favorite season of the year.
Prep for Beer Cheese Dip
One of the things that really stresses me out when I have a bunch of people over is the clean-up and making this Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe for March Madness is no exception.
It’s hard because I want to enjoy myself, my friends and basketball but it’s constantly in the back of my head to clean up the mess I made from making the beer cheese dip.
I mean this, thank gosh for the Franke Chef Center. My studio has become a man hangout so sports watching is at an all-time high in this place, and I could not be more thankful that it is equipped with the Chef Center.
Not only does the XL Chef Center look amazing in the space but it is so incredibly functional for prep and clean-up.
I use the colander and cutting board accessories on a daily basis to prep up food and it really came through for me when making this Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe.
I washed off my produce, chopped it up, and when I was done, I sprayed off everything with my Franke Chef Center faucet. It’s seriously such a time saver and cleaning up could not be easier.
How to Make a Beer Cheese Dip
I’ve made a bunch of dips in my day, like this Homemade Smoked Salmon Dip Recipe, but for some reason this one really sticks with the folks that eat it.
The best part about this beer cheese pretzel dip recipe is that it could not be easier to make.
You start by cooking off some bacon in a slow cooker, adding in some ground meat and making sure that it is cooked, then you simply add everything else and slow cook on low until melted.
This beer cheese pretzel dip recipe definitely works best in a slow cooker because it will stop it from burning and you can constantly keep hot and melted.
You do however want to finish off the beer cheese pretzel dip with a brown ale beer, sliced green onions and chopped cilantro. It just finishes this off to perfection.
Another dip you may like is my BLT Stuffed Bread Bowl Dip with also would be amazing for March Madness.
Serving a Beer Cheese Dip
When it comes to serving up this beer cheese dip, pretzels are the best, aftercall this is a beer cheese pretzel dip.
I like to take it a step further by serving up the beer cheese pretzel dip with tortillas and carrots and celery.
I always believe that options are best when serving the masses, but don’t you worry because anything goes amazing with this Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe and there is no doubt your friends will love it for March Madness.
Beer Cheese Pretzel Dip Recipe
For the Dip:
- 8 strips of sliced bacon strips
- 1 pound of ground beef
- 2 pounds of pasteurized prepared cheese product
- 8 ounces of cream cheese
- 8 ounces of shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 cups of diced tomatoes
- 1 seeded and small diced jalapeño
- ½ peeled and small diced red onion
- 1 cup brown ale beer
- 1 cup of sliced green onions
- ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
For the Dippers:
- soft pretzels
- tortilla chips
- carrot sticks
- celery sticks
- Set your slow cooker to sear and once hot add in the bacon and cook until brown and crispy, about 10 minutes.
- Remove the bacon from the slow cooker and in the beef and cook the ground beef until browned and cooked through out.
- Add the bacon back in along with the cheeses, tomatoes, jalapeños and onions and set the slow cooker to high heat and cook until the cheese is completely melted.
- Finish the dip by stirring in the beer, green onions and cilantro.
- Serve the dip hot in the slow cooker with assorted pretzels and dippers.