Cheddar Beer Sauce



  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups beer (something light like a pilsner or amber)
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated


  1. Heat butter in a small sauce pot over medium-high heat. Add the flour and whisk together to form a paste and cook for a few seconds to develop a nutty aroma.
  2. Slowly stream in the milk and whisk until thickened, about 2 minutes. Add the beer and Worcestershire sauce and whisk until smooth, well incorporated and thickened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the mustard and season with salt and pepper and spices. Remove from heat and add the cheese. Stir with a wooden spoon until melted and smooth.
  4. Enjoy warm with any carb you want.
  5. To reheat the sauce, stir over low heat, adding an extra splash of milk to thin the sauce.


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