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When beer, bacon and cheese come together, it's a beautiful thing. It's an even more beautiful thing when it's all baked up into a gooey dip like the one you see right here. I don't know of anyone who could resist diving into this dish headfirst. I mean, it's bacon and cheese so it's a given that everyone will be obsessed with it.
But it's the beer that really makes this dip insanely delicious. The hoppy IPA gives the dish a little bite of beer flavor that pairs so perfectly with all that crispy bacon and massive amounts of cheese. The result is a dip that needs to be busted out on the regular, especially during tailgating season. As you gather around the TV to watch your favorite team bring home the win, this cheesy mess of goodness will make the win that much sweeter (or cheesier....). Beer and beer always go hand in hand. Don't try to argue with that logic, because you'll lose.
Load up those chips and get to eating, piggy fans!
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INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium saucepan over medium high heat, melt butter. Add onion and cook down til tender, approximately 3 minutes. Whisk in mustard, then pour in beer. Stir and bring to a boil for 5 minutes. Whisk in cream cheese and reduce heat to medium. Whisk until the cheese is melted. Remove from heat and add monterey jack cheese and 3/4 of the cheddar cheese. Stir until cheese is melted. Add spices and 3/4 of the bacon, stirring to combine. Pour cheese dip into a baking dish. Top with remaining cheese and bacon. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes.
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*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
Y'all know I couldn't leave you hanging right before the big game on Sunday without something delicious to make, right? For the love of all things bacon and cheese, this Cheesy Jalapeno Bacon Dip is the one recipe that HAS to hit your game day spread this weekend. I LOVE serving up cheesy dips for football parties because they are always the star of the entire day. The gooey cheese served up on crusty bread or tortilla chips is all too addicting (plus it helps balance out all those boozy drinks you'll be guzzling as you cheer your team on).
Heck, even if you are just watching for the commercials, you still need something to eat that'll warm you from the inside out! This creamy, cheesy dip is spicy and savory, with the perfect salty hit of bacon from Pig of the Month BBQ's Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon. The thick cuts of bacon really stick out in this dip, so it's ideal for all those bacon-lovers in yo life. When I dip, you dip, we dip! Time to DIG IN.
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Serves 6-8 INSTRUCTIONS: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a large bowl, mash together cream cheese, mozzarella cheese, jalapeños, mayonnaise, garlic, salt, pepper, cayenne, butter, and bacon until combined. Add mixture to a medium-sized baking dish. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes. Serve with tortilla chips or crusty bread. Shop This Post Pig of the Month BBQ Applewood Smoked Maple Bacon
*Recipe, photos and video by Meghan Bassett
The first week of football is wrapping up and we couldn't be more excited. We are sad to see the end of summer so clearly, but all that football and tailgating amazingness in front of us is comforting our souls hardcore right about now. You know we are allllll about that tailgating food, but we also want to make sure we have the drinks part covered for y'all too. What's a tailgate party without some booze anyway? So we're bringing you these 15 fall cocktails to keep your tailgating spirits high (and extra boozy). These cocktails have all that apple and pumpkin goodness you start craving the moment September 1st rolls around, plus some extra odds and ends cocktails to give you a break once you start wearing yourself on everything apple and pumpkin. One of our favorite manly drinks below (pictured above) is Smoked Bourbon with Candied Bacon. Our smokers are running well into fall, low and slow, so we take advantage of that smoke by bottling it up with some bourbon. Top it with a slice of candied bacon and all the dudes out there basically melt as soon as they see it. It's also the perfect consolation prize if someone's team loses. As long as you give them one of these, you can mock them all you want.
Apple Pie Bourbon Shots - Delish
Tailgating is a must, no matter what team you are rooting for. Hitting the parking lots and getting amped up for the big game is the only way to ensure your team will bring home the victory. So you want to make sure you are hosting the most epic tailgating party ever, right? You might be a seasoned tailgater, or a complete newbie; regardless we've got the keys to assured tailgating party success right here. Buckle up BBQ peeps, it's time to get down and dirty with tailgating party prep.
Game Day Decorations You don't have to drop $500 on decorations, but making sure you are displaying those team colors loud and proud is the ultimate way to set the mood. Grab tablecloths, napkins, plates, the works. Everyone needs to know that you bleed those colors! Tailgating On the Go? Turn your SUV into table. That's right, just lay down the seats and pop the truck. Add a tablecloth to the floor and a cooler full of drinks. You can even set out your mad food spread right there so even a little rain can't ruin your party scene.
FOOD AND BOOZE Most importantly, don't skimp on the food and the booze, not to mention water for when everyone inevitably drinks too much without hydrating. Check out any of our killer Sauce + Style recipes for inspiration, or just grab a Pig of the Month BBQ feast so we can do the cooking for ya! Just make sure you're making everything handheld - no one wants to sit down with a knife and fork. Get Those Butts a Rest All that standing, boozing and eating means people will need a little rest from time to time. Be sure to grab plenty of collapsable seating for everyone! Chilly Out? Stock up on the blankets! You can even use this as an opportunity to bring in those team colors in another way.
Pump Up the Jams A mix of current jams and upbeat 80s classics are perfect for setting the mood. Don't forget to load up the team's fight song! Say Buh-Bye to Red Cups Those red cups are getting a little old aren't they? Class up your shindig with some mason jars instead. Give Them Something to Do Standing around for hours drinking and eating can get a little boring. Set up a game of cornhole, or just bring a couple balls so people can throw around the pigskin.
Grilling? If you are busting out the big guns and grilling up tasty meats for your peeps, don't forget to haul along extra charcoals and propane. Make sure you also have everything you need to safely cool down the grill and dispose of ashes before heading into the game. Follow these little tidbits of advice and you are going to have a legendary team celebration bash no one will forget. Just be prepared to be asked to host every tailgating party from now until forever.