Farmers Almanac
The Farmers Almanac
BUY The 2018 Almanac NOW!

Easy Beer Cheese Soup

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Add to Google+ Share on Pinterest Subscribe by Email Print This Post
Easy Beer Cheese Soup

Easy Beer Cheese Soup
This creamy gourmet soup just might be your new favorite because it’s so easy to make. Serve it with crusty bread to make the perfect meal!

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons butter
½ lb. thick sliced bacon, chopped
½ cup red onion, diced
12 ounces beer (non-alcohol beers work well in this soup, if you prefer)
4 cups chicken stock or broth
4 cups heavy cream or half and half (tastes great with either one)
1 pound white, extra sharp cheddar cheese
½ cup all-purpose unbleached flour
½ teaspoon spicy brown mustard
Sea salt to taste

Directions:

(Continued Below)

Chop bacon in pieces. Melt butter in a large pot over medium heat. Sauté bacon until crisp. Remove bacon with slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. In the same pot, add diced onion to bacon drippings and cook until onions are tender, about 15 minutes.

Add one-half bottle of beer and continue cooking; reduce by half, stirring occasionally. Stir in chicken broth and cream and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and stir. Cover pot with lid and simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

While soup simmers, shred the cheese into a bowl. Add flour to the bowl and toss to coat cheese.

Stir remaining beer into the pot of soup. Add floured cheese to the pot a handful at a time, stirring continually until cheese is melted. Season with spicy brown mustard and sea salt, to taste.

Ladle soup into bowls and top with bacon bits and chopped chives or scallions. Add some warm, crusty bread for a complete meal!

Articles you might also like...

2 comments

1 Marlene Koerner { 08.02.17 at 6:15 pm }

Wonder what this would be like with addition of one cup cubed cooked potato added just before the cheese? I am going to try it.

2 Vicki { 07.29.17 at 4:23 pm }

Easy Beer Cheese Soup – from Farmers Almanac

Leave a Comment

Note: Comments that further the discussion of the above content are likely to be approved. Those comments that are vague or are simply submitted in order to promote a product, service or web site, although not necessarily considered "spam," are generally not approved.

If you notice a hole in the upper left-hand corner of your Farmers' Almanac, don't return it to the store! That hole isn't a defect; it's a part of history. Starting with the first edition of the Farmers' Almanac in 1818, readers used to nail holes into the corners to hang it up in their homes, barns, and outhouses (to provide both reading material and toilet paper). In 1919, the Almanac's publishers began pre-drilling holes in the corners to make it even easier for readers to keep all of that invaluable information (and paper) handy.

Spring Is Here – Sign Up Today!

The Farmers' Almanac is a gardener's best friend. Get 365 days of access to our online weather and gardening calendars + a copy of the 2017 Almanac
for only $13.99 $11.99!

Subscribe Today »