This is an heirloom recipe from a restaurant on the Kentucky River near Lexington (out of business since the late 1990s). It's a quick fix for a party, one batch goes a long way, and it packs a great flavor punch for how easy it is! Serve this appetizer with chips, crackers, chopped vegetables, soft or crispy pretzels, warm bread...

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Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Process Cheddar cheese chunks in the bowl of a food processor until crumbly. Add garlic powder, cayenne, and hot sauce. Begin pouring in the beer a little at a time, mixing until desired consistency has been reached.

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  • Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

Cook's Notes:

For a creamier cheese, use more beer.

The higher-quality beer and cheese you use, the more flavorful it will taste and the better (less greasy) the consistency will be.

Nutrition Facts

117 calories; protein 7g; carbohydrates 0.7g; fat 9.3g; cholesterol 29.4mg; sodium 178.1mg. Full Nutrition
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