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Bacon Cheese Dip

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This delicious jalapeño, bacon, cheese dip is great for any Superbowl party! It is great with bread and chips! Or, if you don't need a dip, try spreading this on a long loaf of bread and baking it in the oven! Should make a pretty tasty spicy, bacon cheesy bread!

This dip is pretty thick, so plan for that! No dainty, fragile chips here!

PS: there is bread in the picture because this was supposed to be fondue, but it was not fondue-y enough.

 
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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Time to gather everything! For this recipe, you really just want to get everything ready first, and then it is really quick to make it. Measure, cut, and bake first.

You also need something to eat with it. I had sourdough bread. I cut it into cubes, but it might have been nice with like bread sticks. Easier to dip in this dip.

Roux:

  • 2 tbs Flour
  • 2 tbs Butter
  • about 1 tsp Chili powder (optional)

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb of Cheese (I used 1/2 lb of Cheddar and 1/2 lb of Pepper Jack - cheeses are going to react differently to being melted, so I cannot guarantee results) cube or shred this
  • 1 tbs jalapeños - use more for a spicier dip
  • 6 Strips of Bacon, cooked and crumbled (use as many as you want)


Utensils:

Step 2: Starting with the Roux

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So I didn't know what a Roux was before I started, but Jessyratfink let me know about them and I knew I needed to start with this. It is a thickening agent used for lots of sauces.

To start you need to melt the butter on medium heat. As it melts, sprinkle in some chili powder. I didn't actually measure it, but you can. Once it is all melted, pour in your flour followed by your liquid/milk. Once it is all mixed you are ready to move on.

jack01057 months ago

This looks so good, I'd probably eat it straight with a spoon!!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jack01057 months ago

That's pretty much how we were eating it :) We used the bread, but it was always mostly cheese dip :D

Fikjast Scott7 months ago

Great combination of ingredients. This has great visual appeal

instructiboy7 months ago
if you add a bit of cheese powder and milk when you are making it it will return to it's original consistency when reheated
DeeRilee7 months ago

It's been a long, LONG time since I made a 'from scratch' cheese sauce, but I'm pretty sure that in order to reheat it you must do it slowly, beating it the whole time & gradually adding just a bit of milk or cream as it heats up.

I'll have to make this soon.....and test my 'memory' as to the reheat process.

This recipe sounds perfectly yummy!!!! =)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  DeeRilee7 months ago

Keep us update on how it works out!

sickdevotee637 months ago
seems very delicious.I would grade it A+
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  sickdevotee637 months ago

I give it an A+ too! I need to make it again :)

I'm going to try this with some fried bread pieces. Will let you know

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Broker Reviews7 months ago

Hope you enjoy :)

bricobart7 months ago

In our countries we have to do a 'mission' (invented by the others) if we lose our piece of bread in the cheese. I remember I had to wash the car of a perfect stranger in the street, once. In underwear!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  bricobart7 months ago

Yikes!

Wow that's looks good!!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  CommanderCookie7 months ago

So tasty :)

AngryRedhead7 months ago

I'll betcha that if you diced up the leftover and threw it in some cornbread batter, you'd have some awesome cornbread. :D

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  AngryRedhead7 months ago

I don't doubt that!

Jeannie607 months ago

Nevermind...I just figured out you mix the flour with the butter. Thanks.

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  Jeannie607 months ago

Yep! Good catch! I'll update it.

Jeannie607 months ago

Where does the flour come in?