January 31, 2009

Beer and Sausage Cheese Dip - It's Super Bowl Sunday!

Although I'm not personally a football nor a tv watcher; I don't live in a cave, and I do know that tomorrow is the 'big game'. Our families favorite NFL team isn't in the championship, but my son is rooting for the Steelers and my husband is rooting for the Cards so either way, I guess we're covered.

Here is a 'mans man' dip; beer, sausage and cheese.

Beer and Sausage Cheese Dip

1 round loaf of bread, hallowed out to 1 inch thick, reserve the insides
1/2 lb. ground pork sausage
6 T butter
1 onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, chopped
6 T all-purpose flour
2 c milk
16 oz. Cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c beer (non-alcoholic if you prefer)
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles
1/2 t salt
1/4 t ground red pepper
The bread from the inside of the hallowed out bread bowl, cubed and toasted

Cook the pork sausage in a large saucepan over medium heat, smashing and stirring until it crumbles and is no longer pink. Drain and remove sausage from pan to a bowl.

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté until tender. Add flour, stir until smooth and cook 1 minute. Gradually add milk, stirring until thick. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Remove from heat; stir in sausage, beer, chilies and salt and pepper. Transfer to the hallowed out bred bowl (or use a fondue pot or small crock pot or slow cooker on low or 'warm' setting.) Serve with the reserved bread cubes or crackers.Print Friendly and PDF