Friday, September 26, 2014

Loaded Baked Potato Beer Dip #10DaysOfTailgate

Happy Friday and welcome to another day of tailgating! 


Here's what the rest of the crew brought to the table...

Starters
Diablo’d Cheesy Bacon-Onion Pinwheel Rolls by Things I Make (for Dinner)
Spiced Kofta with Carrot Karma Yogurt Dip by Culinary Adventures with Camilla

Dips
Baked Potato Beer Dip by Cheese Curd In Paradise
Hot Caramelized Onion Dip by Eliot’s Eats
Healthier Buffalo Cauliflower Dip by The Spiffy Cookie
Dunkin Duck, Cheesy Bacon and Ranch Dip by A Day in the Life on the Farm

Mains
Honey Grilled Chicken and Vegetable Kebabs by Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
Thai Chicken Skewers by Sew You Think You Can Cook
Bacon Cheeseburger Soup by From Gate to Plate

Sides
Grilled Parsley Potatoes by Curious Cuisiniere
Grilled Vegetables by Summer Scraps

Sweets
Pumpkin Bars by The Pajama Chef

Do you love dips?

We do. We absolutely love dips of all kinds at our house. Nothing screams football Sunday to me like chips and dips (well, besides bratwurst!). I am a non-discriminator when it comes to dip as well. I love hot,cold, meatless, meaty, spicy, mild, cheesy, baked, in a crockpot...whew...the list could go on and on, but I will cut myself off there and end with boozy.  Beer dip is really popular in our area and served at most parties and sporting events. I thought this was a perfect opportunity to jack-up this favorite dip.

I thought of the similar flavors of beer dip to a loaded baked potato, and my light bulb went off to combine the two.  Given that it was another opportunity to prepare and eat bacon- my husband was also thrilled.  We both loved the flavors of this dip! The traditional beer dip holds on strong, but is enhanced with the smoky bacon, sharp cheddar and bite from the green onions. I like to serve this with potato chips, but add a few pretzels as well for beer dip purists.

Tonight we are celebrating our nephew's 6th birthday! I can't believe the little dude is already 6! It feels like my sister just had him....sigh.... Whoever told me kids grown up to fast hit the nail right on the head- way too fast! Have a wonderful weekend everyone and stay tuned for Sunday- only a few more tailgate posts to go!



Ingredients

2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 packet ranch dressing mix
1/4 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
2/3 cup beer
2 cup sharp cheddar cheese (reserve 2 Tbl for topping)
2/3 cup cooked chopped bacon (reserve 1 Tbl for topping)
1/3 cup sliced green onions (reserve 1 Tbl for topping)
Potato Chips and Pretzels


Instructions

In a medium bowl, mix cream cheese, ranch packet, sour cream and pepper till smooth (I like to use a hand mixer). Slowly add in the beer till you reach desired consistency. Gently stir in the cheese, bacon and green onions. Place in fridge for about 30 minutes.

Remove from fridge and transfer to serving dish. Top with cheese, bacon and onions. Serve with potato chips and pretzels. 

6 comments:

  1. You're right. Great minds do think alike!

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  2. This dip looks incredible... I want to dive in! :)

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  3. I have never seen so many delicious dips! I'm inspired. Thanks for sharing with #10DaysofTailgate, Ashley!

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  4. I love me a good dip and this is a GOOD dip!

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  5. Dips are a must eat while watching the game, this one sounds great!

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  6. Beer, potato, cheese, Ranch, bacon. What more do you need for a tailgate?

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