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Classic philly cheese steak morphed into a slow cooker party appetizer dipping sauce. Roast beef, bell pepper, mushroom and onion in a mozzarella and cream cheese sauce.
Within this recipe post you’ll make a simple fondue style party appetizer that you can prep ahead of time and enjoy the entire game. Plus I’ll recommend a wine to pair with it. Have you ever wondered why wine and cheese go together so well? You’ll learn that too!
I’ve been posting a few game day party appetizer recipes lately, today is no exception. The game is coming to my hometown this year to our brand new stadium, so it will basically be in our backyard. That alone brings an extra air of excitement.
I more enjoy the atmosphere and food around watching the game, instead of the actual sport itself. We’ll be enjoying it from the comfort of our own home at a potluck get together, with plenty of food. Snacking on party recipe like this Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sauce we’ll keep us sustained for the long game.
A classic philly cheese steak has been morphed into a slow cooker party appetizer dipping sauce. All the main ingredients like roast beef, green bell peppers, onion and mushrooms are added to a cheesy base in a slow cooker. In essence it’s a fondue dipped with bread or crackers for a unique and flavorful snack. Once prepared, keep it in the slow cooker on warm the entire game for an always saucy snack.
This sauce is soooo cheesy, and not in your made-for-tv kind of way. Melted cheese and cream cheese, with a bit of milk and sour cream forms a thick sauce for the rest of the philly cheese steak ingredients. This cheese sauce pairs perfectly with wine of course.
I’ll be serving Woodbridge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon with this recipe and during the Big Game. There’s something about pairing food and wine that elevates it to a whole new level. Some of our best friends are getting married in April, and we were tasked with the menu tasting. Since we’re such foodies they valued our input and we happily agreed to help. A charcuterie plate, seasonal salad and 5 different entrees were prepared, all while sipping on wine. I know, tough gig, but someone had to do it.
Woodbridge Wines are California grown, with a balanced, fruit-forward approach. It had a smooth taste, and not in any way acidic. As I’m no connoisseur, so I looked to their website for flavor notes. It has aromas of juicy plums, with notes of herb and rich cedar. Additional flavor of blackberry and tobacco balance it out, and oak aging adds a toasty, caramelized quality. Enjoy the game and this Cabernet Sauvignon, paired with Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak Sauce.
Cooking Tips: Why do wine and cheese pair so well together?
Cheese contains oily fats…which is why it tastes so good. It lubricates and give a slick feel to the mouth. Astringents found in tannins (wine) gives an opposite rougher mouth feel. The balance of sensations evens out into a harmonious experience. Astrigents have a lasting effect that builds over time during a meal. This is why a few sips of wine will compliment each bite you take. Read more in detail in the livescience article.
Difficulty: Super Easy
Flavor profiles: Rich, savory sauce that tastes like a philly cheese steak
Texture: Thick creamy and perfect dipping sauce consistancy
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Slow Cooker Philly Cheese Steak (Dipping Sauce)
- 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
- 1 ½ 8-ounce packages cream cheese, cut into cubes
- ¼ cup milk
- ½ cup sour cream
- 6- ounces deli-style roast beef, chopped
- 1 green bell pepper, diced
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms, chopped
- 1 green onion, sliced
- ½ cup diced red onion
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Add all ingredients to a slow cooker. Stir to combine and cover. Cook on high heat for up to 2 hours, or low for 6 hours. Stir again once cooked; dipping sauce is ready when all cheese is melted.
- Optional: To thin it out add more milk. If you’d like it thicker, add flour 1-tablespoon at a time. Serve warm and leave slow cooker on warm setting to keep cheese melted.
- Serve over, or dip with, toasted bread, crackers or chips. Pair with Woodbridge Wines Cabernet Sauvignon.