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!
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
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.