I wish I could show you more pictures of this dip. BUT. We ate it.

Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans I howsweeteats.com

Way too quickly.

It surprisingly wasn’t a one day process. I made it and we ate it that afternoon (we, meaning only two of us and a little bit of my husband but not enough to make a dent) with nearly an entire bag of chips. So adultlike.

It was fabulous. What a story.

Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans I howsweeteats.com

Then last night (after a big walk… like, exercise) … we did it again.

Reheated it with extra beer.

And finished it.

Yep.

Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans I howsweeteats.com

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Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans

Yield: serves 4-6

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients:

1/2 pound chorizo
1 large shallot, diced
1 small jalapeño, seeded and diced
1/2 red pepper, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 cups of your favorite beer
1 (8-ounce) block of cream cheese, softened
12 ounces of white cheddar cheese, freshly grated
1 cup of black beans
sliced scallions + cilantro for topping

Directions:

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Remove any casing from the chorizo and add to the skillet, using a wooden spoon to break apart the sausage until it is in crumbles. Cook until the fat is rendered and the sausage appears to be cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a paper towel to drain. At this time, I used another paper towel and just wiped out the excess inside the skillet.

Keep the heat under the skillet around medium-low and add olive oil, peppers, shallot and garlic with a pinch of salt. Stir well to coat. Let cook until softened, about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Turn the heat up to medium and add beer. After a few minutes, stir in softened cream cheese and continue stirring until it's melted. At first it will look crumbly and separated, but it will melt! Once it is creamy, add in the white cheddar, stirring again until melted and reducing the heat to low. Stir in the black beans and sausage, then remove from heat and serve immediately. Top with scallions and cilantro if desired.

This stays creamy for a good while but like any queso, will seize up after time as it cools. If you can sit it over heat (like in a fondue pot) it will be perfect (with a stir every now and then) but otherwise, it reheats beautifully in the microwave with some additional liquid (beer, water, broth, etc)!

Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans I howsweeteats.com

But apparently this was needed because… are you even serious Grey’s Anatomy?

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76 Responses to “Spicy Beer Queso with Chorizo and Black Beans.”

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    Tieghan — May 17, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    I would have eaten the whole thing too! Beer, cheese, chips, Mexican food!! I am in serious cheese/ spicy chorizo heaven! This is so a Friday recipe!!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — May 17, 2013 @ 7:12 am

    I love the looks of that dip! Dips like that are so addicting. Then again, I can make a meal out of dip and crackers/chips and be very, very happy :)

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — May 17, 2013 @ 7:29 am

    Happy Friday! What a great dip!! I love everything about it, I can see why you Guys finished it off! I would ate it in one sitting, and I probably would not have shared! he he

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    Jenna @ www.sensationallyseasonal.com — May 17, 2013 @ 7:35 am

    I want to drink this it looks so yummy! Or at the very least mop it up with some bread. Or maybe face plant into it. Melting Pot has nothing on you!

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    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — May 17, 2013 @ 7:36 am

    Prefect Friday food. A good drink, chips and dip is on the menu tonight. Who want to cook when you can have this?

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    DessertForTwo — May 17, 2013 @ 7:59 am

    It’s been a rough, but great week. I found a tick on my stomach. True story. And because of the massive screaming that ensued that required my husband to hold me down to pull it out, I think he deserves this dip. TMI? Yeah, probs.

    Want!

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    • Tricia — May 17th, 2013 @ 8:35 am

      UGH I found one on my upper thigh two weeks ago and am still distraught!

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    Becky — May 17, 2013 @ 8:00 am

    Wow, this looks much better than the local mexican queso! please share at Foodtastic Friday!

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    Quinn Cooper — May 17, 2013 @ 8:20 am

    Looks super yummy!
    Always love a new dip recipe.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

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    steph@stephsbitebybite — May 17, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    I don’t think I would have even been able to snap one picture!

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    Emily G. — May 17, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    HOLY YUM. I want this now. And I agree, wtf Grey’s?? They do this to us every season finale!

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — May 17, 2013 @ 9:05 am

    I don’t blame you for eating it all! This would be a perfect Friday treat if I didn’t feel super sick… But maybe the beer might actually make me feel better? ;)

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    Kari@Loaves n Dishes — May 17, 2013 @ 9:19 am

    I’m not gonna lie, my husband and I would eat this all in one sitting. Yes there would be a point where I’d feel sick, but I’d push on… and then I’d have eater’s remorse; but I’d have enjoyed every minute of it.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — May 17, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    Gimme that! I want it for breakfast, like now!

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — May 17, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    Making this stat!

    And what the what on Grey’s? Ughhhhhh.

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    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen — May 17, 2013 @ 9:31 am

    This looks like them most amazing dip ever! I love how cheesy it is!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion — May 17, 2013 @ 9:36 am

    This looks to dye for. I dont’ know that I would have had any time to take pictures of this

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    joelle @ on a pink typewriter — May 17, 2013 @ 9:48 am

    BEER queso? Holy moly! Talk about a real Friday meal.

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — May 17, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Beer + Cheese + Chorizo?! I am in.

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    Erika @ balancedspoon.com — May 17, 2013 @ 10:25 am

    Gracious. This sounds amazing.

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — May 17, 2013 @ 10:26 am

    Oh yum, Beer and cheese is just always a win. I’d dip a pretzel in this!

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    Lisa — May 17, 2013 @ 10:44 am

    Um yes this will happen this weekend! Washed down with some Margs! By the pool!

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    Heather — May 17, 2013 @ 10:46 am

    I don’t even have words. WANT!

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    Mr. & Mrs. P — May 17, 2013 @ 11:01 am

    Amazing looks dip… Bookmarking this for later!

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    the baking cup - carolina — May 17, 2013 @ 11:30 am

    That dip looks amazing!! Being from south america i love everything with chorizo and black beans in it!

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    Stephanie — May 17, 2013 @ 11:39 am

    Ugh I’m really hating Grey’s this season. The story lines have become kind of predictable. But, I am sad to see a possible split between Arizona/Callie and Christina/Owen. Can’t any couple just be happy on that show?

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — May 17, 2013 @ 11:55 am

    I love it when a snack becomes a meal

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    Julia Jolliff — May 17, 2013 @ 12:03 pm

    Queso like this is dangerous..I could eat the whole bowl! Looks awesome!

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    Cheri | Kitchen Simplicity — May 17, 2013 @ 12:15 pm

    Oh goodness does this ever look delicious! Love that ingredient list|!

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    Alex — May 17, 2013 @ 12:22 pm

    On the Grey’s Anatomy front: seriously. My heart is so broken.

    On this queso: holy mother of delicious!

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    Lisa Eirene (@LisaEirene) — May 17, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    This looks decadent and dangerous!!

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    Laurie E. — May 17, 2013 @ 12:45 pm

    Your pictures are absolutely ah-maze-ing. I love visiting here everyday. Makes me go from “crap, I’m at work” to “crap I’m at work, but I have an awesome blog to read.” Thanks.

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    Jackie — May 17, 2013 @ 12:51 pm

    This looks so good I think I’m going to make it today! Would I be able to substitute the beer for something else like chicken broth maybe?

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    Eileen — May 17, 2013 @ 1:12 pm

    I think I would have a hard time not making a big bowl of this into dinner some night! OM NOM. :)

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    Larry — May 17, 2013 @ 1:48 pm

    If I could live off of tortilla chips and dips… I would be the happiest being on this planet. No, really. Now, if they could only find a dip that actually burns more calories than you’re consuming… that would be heaven. HEAVEN I TELL YOU.

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    • B — May 17th, 2013 @ 2:52 pm

      Larry, I think you might be on to something…

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    B — May 17, 2013 @ 2:51 pm

    This looks AMAZING! I love queso and cannot wait to try out your recipe. I’m sure my best friend and i will inhale the whole thing in one sitting!

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    Morgan — May 17, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Love a good queso recipe, especially when it involves beer! Thanks for sharing :)

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    sara — May 17, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    This looks SO GOOD! Wow, what an awesome dip. :)

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — May 17, 2013 @ 4:32 pm

    My mouth is watering! Yummy!

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    Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker — May 17, 2013 @ 11:14 pm

    Spicy, cheesy dip! Totally my thing, love it!

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    ATasteOfMadness — May 17, 2013 @ 11:55 pm

    There is no way that could last more than 10 minutes in my house. I have never made a dip before, but this is what I would make first.

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — May 18, 2013 @ 2:09 am

    I love everything about this. Dip is better than dinner. Is it just my imagination or is that a giant bowl? I hope it is.

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    • Jessica — May 18th, 2013 @ 8:33 am

      it’s this clay baker thing and yes… it’s HUGE.

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    Karla Kammerer Shedd — May 18, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

    This looks amazing. I may try it with different white cheeses (queso fresco maybe?) for a little different flavor but I CANT WAIT to make this! Any specific beer or any old brew will work?

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    Summer — May 18, 2013 @ 8:44 pm

    I just made this and it is FANTASTIC! Thank you!

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    Bethany — May 18, 2013 @ 8:59 pm

    Made this tonight! Super yummy! Thanks!

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    Sanjana — May 19, 2013 @ 9:12 am

    oooh! This looks SO delicious! I’m going grocery shopping today, and this will be dinner! :D

    And WTHelllll is Shonda Rhimes up to right?!
    Every! Season!
    Argh!

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    Becky @ A Calculated Whisk — May 19, 2013 @ 11:08 am

    Made a veg version of this last night and it was a huge hit! Also, used leftovers to make migas this morning. SO GOOD!

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    Cristina — May 20, 2013 @ 12:03 am

    You are like my foodie spirit animal, I just can’t believe how much I like your recipes! Definitely will frequent your blog for delicious recipes and awesome food porn. I’m a cheese lover, like any form of cheese will do it for me, so basically i’m in heaven!

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    Jordan — May 20, 2013 @ 12:53 am

    Looks delicious! What can I substitute the Chorizo with?

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    Jessica@stuckonsweet — May 21, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I want to my face in that. looks and sounds amazing!

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    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — May 21, 2013 @ 9:25 pm

    ohmahgoodness… i know this is a few days late but whatttttttttt have you done now??!?! this looks AH-MAY-ZINGGGGGGGGGG!!!!

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