Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beer Cheese Soup

Beer Cheese Soup

     I used to work at this upscale restaurant out on the river. They specialized in some seafood and a wonderful outside deck atmosphere that overlooked the river and the national forest. I loved working there. I made some great friends, had some great times, and discovered some great dishes. One of which was our cooks specialty. She made a fantastic Beer Cheese Soup. What was this? I had never heard of this kind of weird creation. Apparently this soup is pretty popular out in the Midwest where cheese is made famous. My first bite was kind of weary. I was afraid of the combination of beer and cheese in a warming soup. I was in shock. The flavors that were mingling in my mouth were fantastic. It was so creamy, hearty, and had a nice spicy kick to it. It was amazing. Sadly the chef that created this dish left after I had been there for only a year. This was 17 years ago. I never had it again. No one knew what her recipe was either. I decided to do some research and mold and create my own version of this fantastic soup. So here goes, my Beer Cheese Soup.
  • 3-4 slices bacon diced
  • ¼ cup diced celery
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 1 tbs spicy mustard
  • 1 tbs Worcestershire
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 2 cups beer
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese
  • ¼ cup cream
  • Salt/pepper

1.       In a large Dutch oven brown the diced bacon until just beginning to crisp.

2.       Toss in the diced celery and onion and cook until translucent

3.       Stir in the butter until melted.

4.       Mix in the flour and stir around with the bacon and onion/celery mixture until the flour has begun to cook through.

5.       Squirt in the mustard and Worcestershire sauce

6.       Pour in the chicken stock and beer and bring to a boil.

7.       Reduce heat and stir in the cheeses until they begin to melt and the soup has thickened from the cheese and the flour rue.

8.       Salt and pepper to taste and let simmer until ready to serve.

9.       Top each bowl with some homemade croutons.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30-40 minutes
Serves: 4-6 people.

      If you like a hearty creamy cheesy soup with a kick of your favorite beer and spice, give this fantastic soup a try. Enjoy.


  1. I've never heard of this either but now I want to try it!!

    1. It is surprisingly delicious. Thanks Food Hunter

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