Beer Cheese Soup

In Wisconsin, it’s impossible not to find a mom-and-pop store that sells beer cheese soup. Cheese and beer are some of Wisconsin’s food specialties, so it only makes sense to see them combined in one dish – or, in this case, one bowl. And if you’re a cheese lover, this is one bowl that you should never pass up if ever you’re in Wisconsin.

You don’t have to go to Wisconsin to enjoy a bowl of beer cheese soup. Preparing the soup is quite simple. You just need to cook veggies, and add flour, beer and broth once they’re cooked. Once the liquid is boiling, put in the cheese and the seasoning, and then blend everything together until it’s completely smooth. This deliciously cheesy recipe is from Julie of Mommie Cooks.

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Butter
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Carrots, Chopped
2 Celery Sticks, Chopped
2 Cloves of Garlic, Minced
4 Tbsp of Flour
1 Cup Beer (any nice pilsner or lager will do)
4 Cups Broth (Veggie or Chicken)
1/2 Cup Half & Half
2 Cups of Wisconsin Sharp Cheddar, Shredded
1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce (Sub soy sauce for the vegetarian version)
1/4 tsp Pepper
1/8 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Salt to Taste

Instructions

Start out by melting up the butter on medium heat. Add in the onion, carrots, celery, and garlic. Cook it all for a good 3-4 minutes.

Add the flour to the pan and stir it in well.

Next up you’ll add in the beer and the broth. Let the soup heat up to a gentle boil.

Once your broth hits a gentle boil, turn the heat down to low and add in the the half & half and the cheese.

Allow the cheese to melt completely and then add in the mustard, worcestershire, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Grab your immersion blender and smooth out your soup. If you don’t have an immersion blender, you can puree batches in a blender. Just make sure you don’t fill it more than a third full at a time and cover it tightly so you don’t end up with a soupy mess.

Add a bit of salt to taste and you’re ready to enjoy a big ol’ bowl of true Wisconsin love.

 

Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: Mommie Cooks.

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