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Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

I think one of the greatest inventions of the 21st century has been the cooking competition show. I mean, I like the old-fashioned cooking shows, too, but the thing I like about competition shows is that you get to see a lot of different people’s take on recipes and ingredients. I’m never going to be on a reality show that requires me to compete for a date or in a race, but cooking is something that I can do!

Johnsonville Sausage has created a new online reality show cooking competition, The Sausage Dome. Johnsonville is looking for the best recipes to add to their official book of Game Day recipes and has turned their quest into an all-out sausage recipe reality show competition. Contestants from all around America pitch their Game Day food ideas to six real-life Johnsonville employees also known as “The Sausage Six.”

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

There are three episodes and in each one three contestants, ranging from a 13-year-old chef to an Italian grandma, give it their all for a chance to have their recipe live forever as one of Johnsonville’s official Game Day recipes. You can visit sausagedome.com to view the latest episodes and find the best sausage recipes for your own game day spread.

For me, convenience is so important when I’m making game day foods. That’s one of the reasons I like to use Johnsonville sausage in my recipes; they’re already fully spiced and easy to cook with, saving me time! Here’s what I would submit if I were on the show, my slow cooker brat & beer cheese dip.

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 package of Johnsonville Brats, cut into small pieces
  • 12 oz of favorite beer
  • 32 oz chicken broth (you may not use all of it, depends on consistency you want)
  • 4 bags shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/3 cup cornstach
  • green onion, sliced (for garnish)

Directions:

  1. Dump half of chicken broth and the rest of ingredients (except green onions) into a slow cooker. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or until cheese is melted. Add more chicken brother for a smoother consistency every hour or so.
  2. Ladle into a bowl, garnish with green onions and dip with soft pretzels or chips!

I love the way the slow cooker helps all of the amazing flavors blend together.

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

Johnsonville sausage is made with choice cuts of meat and a variety of flavors and spices mixed in, so it’s important to me to protect the integrity of the sausage in my recipes. The dip makes a nice game day food because it’s hearty enough to help compensate if I run out of other foods.

Slow Cooker Beer & Brat Cheese Dip Recipe

What would be your dream reality show to compete in? Share your thoughts in the comments!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Johnsonville. The opinions and text are all mine.