Mexican Beer and Cheese Dip

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Swan Valley Tammi

I haven't actually tried this yet, but since I haven't written it neatly onto a recipe card yet either, I figured I'd post it here for safe-keeping! It sounds wonderful. (Having never tried this before, I'm guessing at the prep and cook times.)

Top Review by Jainagirl

This is an excellent queso dip. It makes a huge quantity, so I had plenty to take to a gathering with leftovers for another day. I used Sierra Nevada Pale Ale b/c that's what I had on hand. I think the Corona might be too mild. Suggest Dos Equis dark or something more hearty. There was no noticeable beer character in the dip. I also added light seasoning: some mild Cajun spice, salt and a bit of mild chile powder, about 1/2 tsp each. I used monterey jack, not colby jack (don't like the yellow color). I also used "petit diced" Contadina canned tomatoes, so I didn't have to chop. Make sure the onion is cooked quite soft. Forgot to add the garlic and wish I had. I think it would add a lot to the dip. The dip had a pretty rosy-white color. Served with Tostitos Naturals certified organic yellow corn chips. These are large restaurant style chips that are really, really good. The beans added an interesting dimension. This is a great recipe that leaves plenty of room for tweaking. Well done, chef!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion in butter. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add flour and blend well.
  2. Pour in beer and stir until smooth. Add tomatoes and chilies and cook until mixture thickens.
  3. Add both cheeses and cook until bubbly.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in beans before serving.

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