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November 07, 2022
My Sweet and Spicy Bacon Cheese Dip will be the star of any game day! This creamy dip is perfectly seasoned with my stellar BBQ Beef Rub and topped with crisp bacon. This is an excellent recipe for those days when you’re low on time. It comes together in under an hour, and doesn’t require a lot of fuss.
Bacon is one of those ingredients that everyone goes crazy for. The bacon stays nice and crisp with my foolproof cooking method, just the way I like it. Add some veggies or crackers, and you have an appetizer fit for a king.
This recipe proves that sometimes simplicity is best. My Sweet and Spicy Bacon Cheese Dip couldn’t be easier; mix a few ingredients, create a killer crust, and stick it on the grill. I always recommend my dip recipes to novice pitmasters because they’re simple, and your return on investment is high. I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!
Recipes with less than ten ingredients are my jam. This tasty appetizer uses staples found in most homes to create one decadent, gooey dip. Here’s what you need to add to your shopping list.
Here’s the leading equipment I used to make this dip. Check out the equipment and tools section for more of my must-haves.
You can find a detailed demonstration in the recipe card and video section at the bottom of this post. Here’s a brief overview of how this dip came together.
My dip was creamy and rich, with just the right amount of spice. The pepper jelly complemented the appetizer without overpowering the other ingredients. This is a fabulous recipe that even kids can enjoy!
I can’t guarantee you’ll have leftovers, but if you do, you can keep them in the fridge for up to 3 days. You can reheat this dip in the oven or grill it until bubbly.
Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub
2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, softened
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
2 green onions, sliced
8 Ritz crackers, crushed
8 slices of cooked bacon, chopped up
1/2 cup of Hot Peach pepper jelly or chutney
Get your Traeger grill temperature up to approximately 350º using Hickory pellets, or grill / pellets of your choice.
Mix cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, green onions, and Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub in a bowl.
Spread your mixture evenly in an oiled cast iron skillet. Add more Heath Riles BBQ Beef Rub on top.
Mix chopped bacon and crushed crackers together and spread on top of your mixture in the cast iron skillet.
Place your cast iron skillet on the grill at 350º.
Cook for 35-40 minutes or until bubbly.
Towards the end of baking, heat 1/2 cup of Hot Peach pepper jelly to melt.
As soon as the dip comes off the grill, spread the melted pepper jelly evenly over the top.
Serve with crackers or chips of your choice.
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