Cooking with Kate: Pedernales Brewery Recipes

Cheddar Cheese Beer Dip

featuring Pedernales Brewery’s Lobo Texas Lager


8-10 servings:

  • 2 (8 oz) packages Hytop cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup beer
  • 1 packet ranch dressing mix
  • 2 cups Hytop fancy shredded mild cheddar cheese
  • Pretzels, crackers, or chips

Place cream cheese, beer, and ranch dressing mix in a bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Add the cheddar cheese and mix on low until blended. If the dip is too thick, add a little more beer and mix well.

Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.

Cheddar Cheese Beer Dip



Sweet and Spicy Beer Braised Sausage 

featuring Pedernales Brewery’s Lobo Negro Black Lager


12 servings:

  • 2 links (14 oz packages) smoked sausage or smoked jalapeño sausage
  • 1 cup brown sugar, divided
  • 12 oz. Lobo Negro Black Lager beer

Preheat the oven to 325F. Slice each link of sausage into ½” pieces. Spray a large baking dish with non-stick spray. Add the sliced sausage and half the brown sugar. Pour the beer over the sausage. Stir the mixture a bit, cover with foil, and bake in preheated oven for 1 ½ - 2 hours. Remove from oven, sprinkle with remaining brown sugar and stir. Reduce oven to 250F and bake sausage another 2 hours, stirring occasionally to baste the sausage in the sauce. Serve warm.

Sweet and Spicy Beer Braised Sausage