I'll be honest, I've never really been a big football fan. And probably even less so after I got trapped in traffic for over 2 hours trying to leave work on the day of the Seahawk's victory parade after they won the Super Bowl in 2014 (CenturyLink Field is right up the street from Starbucks HQ). But I am still totally on board with game day snacks and even down to watch the Super Bowl (alright, for the commercials).
So, speaking of snacks. This recipe is one part beer cheese and one part queso with the added spice and smokiness of chipotle in adobo peppers. So basically, the perfect Super Bowl snack! It's also really easy to throw together all in one skillet! No mixing bowl required! It's really delicious alongside tortilla chips and even crisp, fresh vegetables like carrots and broccoli (think fondue). Whether you're watching the game or the commercials, I hope you enjoy!
Chipotle, Cheddar + Beer Skillet Queso
3 c white cheddar, shredded
1 c monterey jack, shredded
1/4 c beer, such as IPA
1 or 2 canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, roughly chopped (or more if you like spice)
1/4 t garlic powder
1 green onion, thinly sliced, for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In an 5 or 6 inch cast iron skillet over medium heat, warm the beer until bubbling. Stir in the cheddar and monterey jack until melted. Add in the chipotles and stir to combine. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, until top is golden brown and bubbly. Allow to cool slightly then sprinkle green onions over the top.
Serve warm with tortilla chips and fresh vegetables.