A way to a girl’s heart is homemade food… well at least my heart anyway
This week, I hosted a Cheese and Wine night with some friends – I know what you’re thinking; “but you’re not even old!” – well I like cheese and I like wine… so joke’s on you guys!
Anyway, so as well as having the typical cheese board (plus Green Thunder – which is amazing!) and plenty of wine I decided to make some homemade dip – of course, inspired by Pinterest! So, I’m going to show you the recipes to make your own;
What did I make?
- My Stepdad’s Infamous Refried Bean Dip
- Easy Cheese & Beer Dip
My Stepdad’s Infamous Refried Bean Dip
- 2 cans of refried beans
- 1 medium onion diced
- 1 tub of sour cream
- 1 jar salsa
- 1 1/2 packets of fajita spice
- 1 1/2 cups grated cheddar 200 g of quorn mince (veggie meat, or real hamburger)
fry the onion and mince together, then place in slow cooker, stir in all the rest of the ingredients, cook low for a few hours and adjust taste for spice or fajita mix. You can dip it with anything, from bread to nachos (or just eat it from the bowl like I tend to do)
Cheese and Beer Dip (by Cook The Story)
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup milk, divided
- 1/2 cup beer (a lager or an ale – your preference)
- 1 tsp. dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/8 tsp. cayenne pepper (plus more for garnish)
- 3 cups shredded extra sharp cheddar cheese
On medium heat, melt the butter and add the flour, then take it off the heat. Add the milk and stir until smooth. Then start adding the beer, garlic powder, mustard and salt and stir until it starts bubbling. Then, start adding the grated cheese by handful and stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce becomes thick. Keep doing this until you’re happy with the thickness and the taste.
Both recipes don’t take a lot of time and are really easy to do – I managed to get both of these done half an hour before my friends came over – and I’m usually a disaster in the kitchen!
What dips do you like to serve at parties? Comment below!