Make this delicious Brats + Beer Cheddar Jack Cheese Sauce combination for your next cookout and it's sure to be a huge hit with everyone!
Mr. Juggling Act loves sausage and peppers with his brats, but I decided to kick the traditional recipe up a little with my Cheddar Jack Cheese Sauce. These Brats + Beer Cheese Sauce are awesome for a crowd and so simple to make. You can chop the onions and peppers up ahead of time. And while the brats are cooking on the grill, you can whisk together this delicious spicy beer cheese sauce.
Beyond Brats: Other Ways To Eat Beer Cheese Sauce
This beer cheese sauce is amazing on grilled brats. it adds a dimension of creaminess and brings out the smoky flavor perfectly. Here are some other ideas for the sauce. Make a big batch and use it as a condiment on the following foods.
Beer Cheese Sauce for Pretzels
Homemade pretzels are some of the most indulgent comfort foods. This sauce has a ton of flavor without an overpowering saltiness. It's perfect for pretzels because you can use sea salt on the pretzels and still dip them in the sauce - it's purely amazing.
Beer Cheese Sauce for Pasta
What is your favorite pasta? Increase your macaroni and cheese game by using my beer cheese sauce instead. Throw in some crumbled bacon or sausage for a completely new meal that your kids and family will love.
Beer Cheese Sauce for Burgers
Sure cheeseburgers are pretty amazing, (and my favorite cheese for burgers is cheddar jack cheese) but slather a grilled burger with this beer cheese sauce! Add some grilled onions, sautéed mushrooms, and bacon for an unbelievable burger.
Beer Cheese Sauce Shopping List
This sauce is so simple to make, and you don't need very many ingredients for it. Lots of these are items you probably already have on hand.
- Cream Cheese
- Yellow mustard
- Ground mustard
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese
- Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
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Brats + Beer Cheddar Jack Cheese Sauce
Beer Cheese Sauce
Brats + Beer Cheese Sauce
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- 1 tablespoon butter
- ½ sweet onion minced
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 4 oz cream cheese
- 8 oz beer
- 2 tablespoons yellow mustard
- 1 teaspoon ground mustard
- ½ teaspoon paprika
- 2 cups cheddar shredded
- 1 cup pepper jack shredded
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- Melt the butter in a skillet and cook the onions until tender over medium heat.
- Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more.
- Add the cream cheese and whisk it into the onion and garlic mixture.
- Gently pour the beer into the skillet and heat until bubbling.
- Add the yellow and ground mustard, and paprika.
- A little at a time, add in the shredded cheeses, whisking until smooth before adding more.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste. For an extra kick, add a punch of red pepper flakes.
- Serve hot on top of brats.
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The cheese sauce is so delicious that you're going to want to put it on everything. In fact, if you have leftover brats, chop them up into small pieces, sprinkle them over tortilla chips and layer on the cheese sauce. Bake in the oven until everything is warm through.
Cheese Sauce Variations
What Type Of Beer Is Best For Beer Cheese Sauce?
Best Cheese for Beer Cheese Sauce
As you can see, I prefer the bold flavors of the combination of cheddar and pepper jack cheese. Both of them have a fantastic melting point too. It's easy to find them at grocery stores, readily available in the refrigerated cheese section. These 2 kinds of cheese really are the best to use for my sauce.
Some other cheeses you might want to try include Havarti (for the creaminess) or Muenster (for the mild flavor and amazing way it melts).
Here are a few of our other favorite dishes to grill up!
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Other Grilled Recipes
If you enjoy grilling, check out these recipes from bloggers I recommend!
- Grilled Beef Tenderloin Sandwich With Spicy Steakhouse Aioli - The Suburban Soapbox - The flavor for this sandwich is packed in the amazing aioli. Make sure you have a drink handy!
- Grilled Beef Kofta Kabobs with Tzatziki - Bellyfull - The flavors of the Mediterranean permeate these beautiful kabobs. These are perfect for sharing with guests.
- Key West Grilled Chicken - Budget 101 - What makes this chicken taste like the Florida keys? The marriage of cilantro and lime. It's the perfect summer meal.
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