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Jalapeno Beer Queso Recipe

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This jalapeno beer queso recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and is delicious. It is the perfect football game time snack!

This jalapeno beer queso recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and is delicious. It is the perfect football game time snac

Hello, all! It’s Chelsey from Budget Girl again!

It’s FINALLY August! You know what that means? Fall is almost here! Which means football is almost here!

And what’s the best part about football? That’s right–snacks and beer.

The quintessential football snack is chips and dip. While normal, store-bought is usually just fine, I thought I’d try something new.

For my slow cooker chicken nacho taquitos, I experimented with a bunch of different cheese dips. One was Pace’s beer queso, which was delicious. It had the slightest hint of beer, which mixed with the cheese really well.

I thought I would attempt to replicate it.

This jalapeno beer queso recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and is delicious. It is the perfect football game time snac

This jalapeno beer queso recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and is delicious. It is the perfect football game time snac

Jalapeno Beer Queso Recipe

The two most important things about this recipe are to not add too much beer (trust me, did it) and to add the cheese as slowly as possible. If you add it too quickly, the queso will come out grainy. It will still taste fine, but cheese sauce is best when it’s smooth.

As for adding too much beer…I thought a whole bottle would be great. It wasn’t. The 6 oz indicated in the recipe is quite enough. You want a subtle beer flavor and adding a while beer just makes it overwhelming.

Not a beer fan? Use unsweetened evaporated milk instead.

This jalapeno beer queso recipe is done in less than 30 minutes and is delicious. It is the perfect football game time snac

For the beer, I just used a Yuengling. No need to get fancy with it. It’s best if you use a lager that doesn’t taste too hoppy.

As for the cheese, you can honestly use whatever you want. I went with some white cheeses. I used jalapeno cheese and Monterrey jack. We wanted the queso to be fairly spicy, so I did 3 parts jalapeno, 1 part Monterrey. For a less spicy queso that still has a kick, reverse those. 🙂

The resulting dip was delicious and thick. Of course, anything with cheese and Rotel is generally pretty good in my book. 😛

To add a fun flare, serve your snacks on this no sew football field table runner!

To be honest, I don’t pay a lot of attention to football (I’m more of a hockey girl). But there is nothing like hearing a game come on the TV in the middle of October. It doesn’t feel like autumn without it.

Are you excited for football season? What’s your favorite game time snack?


Jalapeno Beer Queso Recipe

Jalapeno Beer Queso Recipe


  • 3 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 6 oz lager
  • 2 cups of cheese (I used jalapeno and Monterrey jack)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 can of Rotel, undrained


  1. Pour the beer into a glass and stir it to remove any carbonation.
  2. Add butter to a medium pot and melt it over medium heat. Whisk in the flour.
  3. Slowly add the beer and stir to combine. Cook until it is thickened, about 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the cheese SLOWLY and stir until it's melted.
  5. Stir in the Rotel.
  6. Remove from heat and serve with chips.

Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 247Total Fat: 1gCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 8g


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  • Miz Helen
    September 10, 2017

    Just in time for game day, this is a great queso! I really appreciate you sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and hope you are having a safe and enjoyable weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • This sounds fabulous!! I am sure this would be a favorite at Fiesta Friday party this week! Thanks for sharing!

  • Hil
    September 8, 2017

    Yummy!! I love cheese dips, this looks delicious.

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight!

  • Kim~madeinaday
    September 6, 2017

    Looks and sounds like a great recipe! Sharing on FB. Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!

  • shelley
    September 4, 2017

    OMGosh – this looks amazing! I make a similar cheese dip but I’ll have to try this one.

  • Happy Room
    June 13, 2017

    You just made my day! Loooove these

  • Kriska Marie
    January 28, 2017

    This looks good! Everything with cheese is just so good! Pair it with beer and aaaahh! Yummy! 😀

    Thank you for sharing it over at Food Friday. Hope to see you again! 🙂

  • Kimm Boes
    January 25, 2017

    Yum, we stock Rotel in our pantry and this looks like another great way to use it.
    Thanks for sharing at Funtastic Friday!

  • Theresa @DearCreatives
    January 24, 2017

    Yummy soup recipe. Thanks for joining us at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Shared

  • Miz Helen
    January 23, 2017

    Fabulous Queso just in time for the big games! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  • Hil
    January 22, 2017

    Wow, vegetarian, yummy!!! This looks like something my hubby would love!

    Thanks for sharing at #bloggerspotlight

  • Emily
    January 22, 2017

    Oh yum! This would be so perfect for an afternoon of watching football! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday!

  • Helen at the Lazy Gastronome
    January 21, 2017

    Looking for some chips – this looks great! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner Sunday Link up!

  • kristin mccarthy
    January 21, 2017

    pinning- beer and cheese are my favorite things on earth!

  • Melissa
    January 19, 2017

    Yum and just in time for a Super Bowl party! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!!

  • patti@pandorasbox
    January 18, 2017

    Looks delish!

  • Lori
    January 17, 2017

    Yum! Anything with cheese is good!

  • Emmi
    January 16, 2017

    That’s great!! 😉 I love it!
    I think I have to try it at the next party! 😉
    Thank for this inspiration! #FamiliyJoyBlog
    – Emmi

  • Audrey
    August 25, 2015

    Oh my! I know plenty of people that would love this one. Perfect party dip.

    Thanks for sharing on Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesdays link up. Hope to see you back next week.

  • Karly
    August 24, 2015

    Love this dip! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Stephanie R
    August 23, 2015

    Oh goodness this looks amazing. I bet I could eat the entire thing all by myself!

  • Gail Akeman
    August 22, 2015

    Yum. Thank you for joining the Small victories Sunday linkup party. Please join again.

  • Alli
    August 20, 2015

    This looks great! I love beer infused cheese anything, I especially love queso, so this pair right here is my heaven! I would love for you to come share with us at tonight’s Throwback Thursday link party!