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Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip Recipe
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Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip Recipe

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Ever since I found a recipe for beer cheese dip, which my husband loves, I've made it many times. Being adventurous, I wanted to make a Mexican-style version for variety. It's perfect for tailgating, even in your living room. —Patricia Harmon, Baden, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup beer
  • 1 envelope onion soup mix
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 2 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • Blue corn tortilla chips


  1. In a food processor, combine the cheese, sour cream, butter, beer, onion soup mix, garlic, mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Cover and process until smooth. Spread onto a serving plate.
  2. Combine salsa and apricot preserves. Spoon over cheese mixture. Sprinkle with bacon. Serve with tortilla chips. Yield: about 3 cups.
Originally published as Cantina Beer-Cheese Dip in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2013, p206

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Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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