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How to Make Beer Cheese Sauce


Add some pizazz to your appetizer spread with this warm beer cheese sauce. Makes a great dip for chips, pretzels, veggie sticks or add it to your hot dogs or hamburgers to kick them up a notch. No matter how you use it the results are the same... DELICIOUS!

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  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup pale ale
  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • Dash hot pepper sauce
  • 12 ounces cheddar cheese, grated


Servings 1
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Step 1

Melt the butter in a sauce pan over medium high heat.

Whisk in the flour and cornstarch.

Whisk in the milk, pale ale, mustard powder and hot pepper sauce. Allow to come to a very low simmer but do not boil.

A handful at a time, add the cheese and whisk until completely melted before adding more cheese. Repeat until all the cheese has been added.

Add to a serving bowl and serve warm.

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