Beer Cheese Spread

The alcohol in the beer boils away, but the flavor remains to work its magic in this sharp-flavored cheese spread.

  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 1 hr 40 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 20

Ingredients

8
oz. (2 cups) finely shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1
teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/2
teaspoon hot honey mustard or Dijon mustard
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1
garlic clove, minced
1/3
cup beer
2
tablespoons margarine or butter, softened
  • 1 In food processor bowl with metal blade, combine cheese, Worcestershire sauce, mustard, ground red pepper and garlic.
  • 2 Bring beer just to a boil in small saucepan. Pour over cheese mixture in processor; process 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or just until smooth. Add margarine; process until blended. Spoon into serving bowl. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
  • 3 For easier spreading, let cheese spread stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes before serving. Serve with assorted crackers.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 2 Tablespoons
    Calories
    120
    (
    Calories from Fat
    90),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    10g
    10%
    (Saturated Fat
    5g,
    5%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    25mg
    25%;
    Sodium
    180mg
    180%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    1g
    1%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Protein
    6g
    6%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    8%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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