What Is a Recipe for Beer Cheese Dip Similar to Applebee's?

SecretCopycatRestaurantRecipes.com offers a similar recipe for Applebee's beer cheese dip. Ingredients for this recipe include: 3 tablespoons of butter, 3 tablespoons of flour, 1 bottle of Blue Moon beer, 1/2 cup of milk and 2 cloves of minced garlic.

The recipe also calls for 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard, 1/4 teaspoon of Worcestershire sauce, 1 1/2 cups of shredded colby jack cheese, and 1 1/2 cups of shredded sharp white cheddar cheese. Remaining ingredients are 1 teaspoon of hot sauce, salt and pepper to taste, and paprika or cayenne pepper for garnish.

Start by melting the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat, then add the flour, and whisk both ingredients until the consistency is smooth. Continue stirring for about one minute. While whisking, slowly add the milk and beer to the mixture, and then add the garlic, Dijon mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir for another five to 10 minutes, or until the sauce has thickened.

To check if the sauce is thick enough, look at the back of the wooden spoon. If the sauce is coating the spoon, it's time to remove the pan from the heat and quickly add both the sharp cheddar and Colby jack cheeses along with the hot sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste, and then place the tip in a bowl where it can be garnished with some paprika or cayenne pepper. Serve the dip with pretzel sticks, toast points, crostini or crudités while still warm.