Intro: Bacon Cheese Dip
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.
Step 1: Ingredients
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.
- 2 tbs Flour
- 2 tbs Butter
- about 1 tsp Chili powder (optional)
- 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)
Step 2: Starting With the Roux
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.
Step 3: Mix and Melt
I started by throwing in a little bit of cheese at a time. I got impatient so I turned up the heat a little and just kept throwing cheese in. Do whatever works for you as long as it all melts. I suggest you never walk away or stop stirring, don't let it burn. Lastly, throw in the bacon and jalapeno.
Serve it and enjoy!
Step 4: Does It Keep?
Sort of. Does not keep to same consistency.
I suggest you eat it right away.
The first photo shows what happens when it just cools down. It gets kind of clumpy after a while. The second image shows how it was after it sat in the fridge for 2 days and then I took it out and reheated it. The oil started to separate a little and it got really stretchy. I haven't tried, but I think if you have leftovers like this you should heat it up, spread it on some bread (like a cut in half long loaf of bread) then bake it. A nice baked cheesy bread!
Someone try this and tell me how it is! You could probably do that with this in the beginning if you don't want dip too!