Lager Queso Dip

[Photo: Nick Evans]

Recipe by Nick Evans

Baked cheese dip with a simple fresh salsa on top is the perfect appetizer for any occasion. Beer inside makes it extra-special.

Serves: 2 to 4

Ingredients:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced white onion
  • 1 red jalapeƱo, seeded and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup lager beer

Instructions:

 • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. 

• In a small (8-inch) cast iron skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, peppers and tomatoes and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Add the garlic and cumin, and season with salt and pepper. Cook 1 minute more, being careful not to burn the garlic. Remove the salsa to a small bowl and set aside.
• In a small bowl, toss the cheese with the flour. Add the beer to the skillet and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any browned bits. Add the cheese to the beer and stir; the cheese should melt quickly. Stir until smooth.
• Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake 10 to 15 minutes until the cheese is bubbly and just starting 
to crisp around the edges.
• Top the baked cheese with the salsa and serve immediately with tortilla chips.



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