It's that time again! Below is a recipe sure to make any Super Bowl party a success. Pair it with a nice Chocolate or Imperial Stout and you'll convert any person to a beer lover.
Brown Ale Cheese Dip
8 oz. Brown Ale (I used Newcastle, drink the other 4 oz. and get started early, you can also use a dark lager like Amberbock)
16 oz. cream cheese
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
1 lb. browned and crumbled sausage (Jimmy Dean, regular) (subsititue hot breakfast sausage, or sweet Italian but NEVER maple flavored)
1 cup diced jalapeno (for an extra kick, if you can't do heat, substitute for 1/4 cup jalapeño and 3/4 cup poblano)
1/2 cup diced onion
1 teaspoon paprika
1 large package Blue Corn Tortilla Chips
Brown and crumble the sausage. Remove from the pan. Sautee the jalapeño and onion in the fat rendered from the sausage until soft. Add the beer and warm through. In a pot, add the cream cheese, sharp cheddar and beer mixture over low heat. Heat and stir until cheese is softened. Add crumbled meat and serve with tortilla chips.
*Tip - Make it easy on yourself and toss everything in a crockpot for 45-60 minutes, or until cheese is melted.