Southwestern Beer Cheese Spread
This spicy game-day Beer Cheese Spread gets its southern kick from the addition of chilis and a hint of hot sauce for that extra zing.
- 2 lb extra sharp cheddar cheese, grated
- 1 cup cream cheese
- 1 shallot, diced
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp hot pepper sauce
- 1/4 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 cup pilsner-style beer
- In a medium bowl with an electric mixer, beat together cheddar cheese, cream cheese, shallot, garlic, hot pepper sauce, and chili powder until blended. Gradually add in beer, beating after each addition. Season with salt and pepper and chill for at least 2 hours.
- Serve with crackers or chips.
Make your own beer-cheese grilled cheese by adding this to a buttered piece of bread and toasting it in a pan. Garnish with a bit of sliced peppers for a kick of spice.