How to Prepare Delicious Beer Cheese Soup

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Beer Cheese Soup.

Beer Cheese Soup You can cook Beer Cheese Soup using 14 ingredients and 9 steps. Here is how you achieve that.

Ingredients of Beer Cheese Soup

  1. It's 1/2 lb of Bacon, diced.
  2. Prepare 1/2 cup of Celery, finely diced.
  3. Prepare 1/2 cup of Onion, finely diced.
  4. Prepare 3 clove of Garlic, minced.
  5. You need 1 tsp of Thyme.
  6. It's 1/4 tsp of Cayenne pepper.
  7. You need 12 oz of Beer, lager or pilsner works well.
  8. Prepare 2 cup of Chicken broth.
  9. You need 1 cup of Heavy cream, or half n half.
  10. You need 1/4 cup of Flour, more or less.
  11. It's 5 oz of Sharp cheddar cheese.
  12. You need 5 oz of Medium cheddar cheese.
  13. You need 2 oz of Smoked cheddar cheese.
  14. You need 1 of as needed Salt & pepper.

Beer Cheese Soup instructions

  1. Brown the bacon in a large saucepan or skillet. Remove from pan and let drain on paper toweling..
  2. Add the onion, celery, garlic & spices to the bacon drippings. Cook and stir until veggies are completely softened.
  3. Add the flour into the pan and whisk in. Add just enough flour to create a thick roux but not dry. Let the roux cook for a minute or 2..
  4. Add the beer. Whisk and cook until thickened and foam subsides..
  5. Add the chicken broth and cream. Again whisk an bring to a soft boil..
  6. Meanwhile shred all the cheese. ***do use block cheese and shred yourself. Pre-shredded cheese has an additive to keep it separate and it will not melt as well..
  7. Add the cheese in a handful at a time. Whisk and cook, adding remaining cheese until completely incorporated..
  8. Bring the soup up to a simmer. Blend with an emersion blender if desired..
  9. Top with bacon crumbles. Other topping options: chives, croutons, popcorn..