Perfect for football season! Everything is better with cheddar.
4 Tbsp Butter
1/4 C Minced Onion (about 1/2 medium onion)
3 Tbsp Flour
2 tsp Ground Mustard
1 12 oz. Beer, like an IPA, room temp
1 C Whole Milk or Heavy Cream, room temp
1 C Sharp White Cheddar Cheese, grated
2 C Cheddar Cheese, grated
1 tsp Kosher Salt
1 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
1-2 tsp Tabasco Sauce
1.) In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, melt the butter.
2.) Add the onion and sauté for 3 minutes until the onion is translucent.
3.) Add the flour and ground mustard, whisking frequently until a bubbly and a thick roux has formed, about 3 minutes.
4.) Slowly add the beer a little at a time, continuing to whisk. Slowly add the cream and whisk until it thickens a bit, about 5 minutes.
5.) Add the cheeses and whisk until smooth. Season with salt, pepper and Tabasco, adjusting to taste.
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