Beer and 3 Cheese Nachos are a lick-smacking way of incorporating some midwest flavor into your Super Bowl spread! The pilsner adds a subtle yet unmistakable layer of flavor that you won’t find in ordinary nachos. The 3 different kinds of cheese provide a salty balance to the bitter and malty sweetness found in the beer. These nachos are crazy delicious to nosh on!
Sigh, once again my favorite football team, The Chicago Bears, came nowhere near playing in the Super Bowl. I feel like asking The Bears to win just one more championship in my lifetime is way too much to ask 🙁 At least I have Beer & 3 Cheese Nachos to cheer me up!
Luckily I married into a winning team, The New England Patriots, but watching them play in the Super Bowl yet again is getting boring. It’s getting a tad redundant. I would much rather see the NFL franchises, who haven’t won the Super Bowl, get a crack at it. I feel the enchantment with New England has worn off because they’re too good. No offense Patriot fans but I’ll be rooting for the Eagles.
Since Chicago won’t be in the Super Bowl anytime soon I decided to pay homage to the 1986 champions by making Beer and 3 Cheese Nachos! I grew up in Illinois 30 minutes south of the Wisconsin border. Illinois and Wisconsin may be archrivals in football but they have one thing in common. Both states consider beer and cheese to be food groups. So, I’m giving a little wink to the Midwest by making some killer Beer & 3 Cheese Nachos to nosh on during the game!
Check out the video below!
You’ll notice right away when watching the video I’m NOT IN FOCUS!! I looked in focus when I played back the footage on my camera’s LCD screen, however, after uploading the footage I realized I f’d up. Whoops! Here’s to our next video being in focus 🙂
OK, some quick notes about the Beer & 3 Cheese Nachos. People have asked why I use 3 different types of cheese in this recipe. It’s the same principle when using different varieties of apples when baking an apple pie. Different varieties of apples, or in this case cheese, render a balanced, more in-depth flavor.
IMPORTANT – In the YouTube video, I only used 1/2 a bag of chips and the entire pot of cheese sauce. This was a mistake, I was overzealous pouring the cheese sauce to get a good shot. There was too much sauce and not enough chips which resulted in the chips getting soggy 10 minutes after the nachos came out of the oven. Either use ALL the chips or 1/2 the sauce. You can always use a smaller amount of sauce in the beginning and pour additional beer cheese sauce if needed.
Now let’s talk about my favorite part, the beer! My local New Seasons grocery store recommended I use a German pilsner called Weltenburger Kloster for this recipe. Real talk – I drink IPA. I know jack shit about lagers and Pilsners. In fact, any beer lighter than IPA kinda tastes like horse piss to me. I might as well be drinking water. This girl needs her hops! However, you don’t want to use IPA in beer cheese sauces, the taste is too bitter. I asked the store clerk for her recommendation.
The store clerk told me, Weltenburger Kloster was an excellent choice because pilsners and cheese sauces are traditionally paired well together yet the beer had just enough hops to please the snootiest of IPA drinkers. I decided to go with her recommendation because the recipe only calls for 1 cup of beer and I needed to drink the rest. I mean, I’m not about to waste beer, even if I don’t care for it! Luckily, I enjoyed Weltenburger Kloster a lot! If you make this recipe, try and find it!
Alright friends, that’s a wrap on Beer & 3 Cheese Nachos! Stay tuned next week because I’m bringing you something boozey and chocolatey for Valentine’s Day!
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