My birthday was this week, so to celebrate, I wanted to have a fondue night. It’s so much fun to eat a fun dinner while watching a movie, so that’s exactly how I wanted to kick off my birthday weekend. I came across this recipe that sounded great. I had made beer cheese one other time, and it didn’t turn out so well, but I thought I’d give it another chance. I’m so glad I did! This was awesome. It lasted us for dinner on Friday night, a snack on Saturday, and dinner again on Sunday.
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. chili powder
1 pound shredded monterey jack cheese
1/2 pound shredded sharp cheddar cheese
12 oz. bottle beer
1 clove garlic, minced
4 oz. can chopped green chiles
sliced jalapenos, to taste (we omitted)
I used by 3.5-quart crockpot for this. A slightly smaller one would be fine, too.
Mix flour with chili powder and toss with shredded cheeses. Pour beer into the crockpot and cover with shredded cheese mixture. Place garlic, green chiles, and jalapenos over cheese. Turn crockpot on low, but do not stir until cheese has begun to melt. Cover and cook on low for 1-2 hours.
Dippers: Herb bread, tortilla chips, broccoli