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Beer-Cheese Appetizers Recipe

Beer-Cheese Appetizers Recipe

Featuring kitchen staples like salsa, refried beans, sour cream and two types of cheese, this crowd-pleasing appetizer comes together faster than a two-minute drill. —Kristy Wilshire, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 5 min./batch YIELD:80 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cups biscuit/baking mix
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • Sesame and/or poppy seeds
  • CHEESE SAUCE:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1/2 cup refried beans
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup salsa

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Combine biscuit mix and cheese in a large bowl. Stir in beer until a soft dough forms. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 5 times. Roll into a 16x10-in. rectangle. Cut into 2-in. squares; cut each square in half diagonally.
  • 2. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Brush with butter; sprinkle with seeds. Bake 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For sauce, combine remaining ingredients in a small saucepan. Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted. Serve immediately with triangles. Yield: 80 appetizers (1-3/4 cups sauce).
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 triangle with 1 teaspoon sauce equals 31 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 88 mg sodium, 2 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.