Game Day Recipe: Nolechek's Bacon Beer Cheese Dip
If you're from Wisconsin or have lived in our state for any length of time, you've probably experienced the creamy, savory goodness that is Beer Cheese Dip. A good batch of Beer Cheese Dip is just about as close to football party food perfection as you can get...and we have the secret ingredient to bring it ALL the way to the level of perfection: add our bacon. Seriously. You NEED to try our recipe for Nolechek's Bacon Beer Cheese Dip. Once you make it, everyone that tries it will want you to send them this link. Go ahead, get your hands on some Nolechek's Hickory Smoked Finest and get cookin'!
18 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 C. sour cream
1-1/2 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 C. amber beer (non-alcoholic beer works great, too!)
1/2 C. shredded Marieke Gouda True Farmstead Cheese
1/2 C. LaGrander's Premium Wisconsin Cheese
1 lb. Nolechek's Hickory Smoked Bacon Strips, cooked and crumbled
1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
1 green onion, washed and thinly sliced
In a greased 3-qt. slow cooker, combine cream cheese, sour cream, mustard, and garlic powder. Stir in beer (we like Johnny Blood Red from Titletown Brewery for this game day recipe), cheese and cooked, crumbled bacon (be sure to set aside a bit for topping).
Cook, covered, on low, stirring occasionally, for around 3-4 hours until thoroughly heated to gooey, melty perfection. About a half hour prior to serving, stir in heavy cream and top with sliced green onion and, of course, sprinkle on even more bacon!
This dip is fantastic with hard or soft pretzels or crackers. If you're counting carbohydrates, a serving of this cheesy goodness has only 2g of carbs and 1g of sugars. Serve it up with raw broccoli or cauliflower for a keto-friendly, guilt-free snack.
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