Bagels and Beer Cream Cheese

Liven up your next brunch buffet with this hearty flavored cream cheese, a perfect pairing for yeasty bagels.

  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Beer Cream Cheese

2
packages (3 oz each) cream cheese
2
tablespoons beer
2
tablespoons sour cream
1
green onion, chopped
1/4
teaspoon garlic powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
Pepper and additional salt to taste

Bagels

4
bagels, split
8
to 12 thin slices deli roast beef
1/2
small red onion, thinly sliced

  • 1 In medium microwavable bowl, microwave cream cheese on High 30 to 60 seconds until softened. Add beer, sour cream, green onion, garlic powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt; stir until well blended. Season with pepper and additional salt, if desired. Cover tightly; refrigerate at least 20 minutes.
  • 2 Spread cream cheese on bagels; serve open-face with roast beef and red onion.

Expert Tips

Try this spread on “everything” bagels—those typically topped with poppy and sesame seed, onion and more—or your favorite flavor of bagel. Toast the bagel, if desired.

Not a fan of beer? You can leave it out and simply mix the remaining ingredients for a delicious and zesty cream cheese spread. You can also use nonalcoholic beer.

Add some leaf lettuce and turn the bagel into a roast beef sandwich for lunch.