Awesome Cheddar Cheese Dipping Sauce

Andy Anderson !

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@ThePretentiousWichitaChef

This is an excellent recipe for dipping just about anything… veggies, bread, nachos, chicken fingers… you name it, and you can probably dip it.

It’s got a bit of a kick to it, and that’s what makes it so yummy.

Hint: When the weather gets warmer, I use less kick; when it gets colder I add more.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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Serves:

Several

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

PLAN/PURCHASE

3 slice
bacon, chopped
3/4 c
milk, full fat
1/4 c
half & half
2 Tbsp
sweet butter, unsalted
2 Tbsp
flour, all purpose variety
1 Tbsp
frank’s hot sauce (luv this stuff)
1/4 tsp
ground cumin
1/4 tsp
sweet paprika
1 pinch
cayenne pepper
salt, kosher variety, to taste
black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
4 oz
extra sharp cheddar cheese, freshly grated
14 oz
canned chopped tomatoes drained (i use hunt’s petite diced)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
PREP/PREPARE
2
Gather your ingredients.
3
Add the bacon to a pan, over medium heat.
4
Cook until crispy, about 8 to 10 minutes.
5
Drain on paper towels and reserve.
6
In a small bowl, whisk the flour with the milk and half & half.
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Add the milk/flour mixture and butter to a saucepan, and warm on medium low, until you see wisps of steam, about 3 to 5 minutes.
8
Add the hot sauce, cumin, cayenne pepper, paprika, and a bit of salt and pepper.
9
Turn up the heat to medium and whisk until the mixture begins to lightly simmer.
10
Whisk until it thickens, about 3 to 5 minutes.
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Chef’s Note: Do not bring the liquid up to a boil… just a light simmer is all you will need.
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Reduce the heat to low, and add the cheese.
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Mix until thoroughly combined.
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Add the bacon and tomatoes, and stir to combine.
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Chef’s Note: Taste, and add more spices, if needed.
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Chef’s Note: This dip will store quite will in the fridge for a week, if tightly covered.
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PREP/PREPARE
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Place in a bowl, while still warm, and surround with your favorite dipping items. Enjoy.
19
Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Dips
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American