No ImageSlow Cooker Brats and Beer Cheese Dip

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  1. Rachel

    I am really not sure what happened but this was not a good party dip. I added everything to my slow cooker and it looked really good but then the longer it sat, the more watery it got. By the end of the night, it was more like beer brat cheese soup and I ended up throwing it away. Really disappointing and it didn’t work for a party situation at all since it was too watery to scoop out onto a plate. Most everything I’ve made from the simply recipes site has been really good so this was a rare disappointment.


    • Marta Rivera

      Hi Rachel! I’m really bummed to hear the soup turned watery. Without being with you, it’s hard to say what went wrong. I’ve made this dip for years, and have held the dip on warm for four hours and never had an issue like this.
      Some things I can help troubleshoot are the ingredients used. Did you use the beer? The sulfites in the beer help to prevent the cheese from curdling, so that’s important.
      Did you stir it at regular intervals? Not stirring every half-hour can cause it to clump up, and causes the condensed water that drips from the lid to accumulate on the surface of the dip. This could also cause it to become watery.
      I’m sorry it didn’t work out, and hope you’ll keep giving the recipes a try.

  2. Kim

    Hello, a quick question– once the onion and garlic get cooked, do you leave them in the pan and add the beer or take them out before you pour the beer in? I was going to leave them in, but thought I’d double check! Thanks :)

  3. Pouncy

    In Japan there are often bars right outside the base that get the game over satellite with the original commercials, not AFN! Super Bowl Monday breakfast buffets are part of the experience of being stationed in 7th Fleet!

  4. Marlene

    This looks amazing! What type of sausage Can I substitute for the bratwurst? (I don’t cook with pork.) Thanks!

    • Carl

      I use Chicken, Turkey or Beef Italian Sausage and spice it up a little as I like it to bite back!

    • Marta Rivera

      Hi Marlene, great question! Use an all beef or turkey polska kielbasa! Those are my go-to’s when I have a non-pork eater.

  5. Missy

    UM YES! adding this to my gameday spread! I already have the beef, bean and beer chili and the blue cheese stuffed buffalo chicken meatballs down on But, this will top it all off for some great dipping. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Deb in Indiana

    This sounds great. I tried to add it to Pepperplate, and for the first time I recall, the automated import did not work. Is there a site change that caused this? I love being able to import recipes and links to Pepperplate for ease of getting back to them in future.