Sunday, December 28, 2008

So about the soup...

What's not to love about about this combination?



I'd actually heard of beer and cheese soup and tried a few different versions before making it myself.  In the last few weeks I've gotten a sudden urge to cook, and rediscovered my crockpot, so I use that, but I'm sure you could make it on a stovetop also.  There is actually more in the soup than just beer and cheese, although not much!  So here it is:

Beer & Cheese Soup

1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 cloves garlic, minced
3/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 can (14 oz) chicken broth
1 cup beer
6 ounces American cheese, shredded or diced
6 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1 cup milk

Combine the onion, garlic, thyme, chicken broth and beer in crockpot. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours. Turn to high and stir in cheeses, paprika, and milk.  Continue to cook on High 45 to 60 minutes or until soup is hot and cheeses are melted.

That's all there is to it! Goes great with rye bread.  Mmmm.. hot cheesy oniony goodness! Perfection on a cold rainy day, I can't think of anything more it could need except...

wait....

Bacon 

Ohmigawd I am SO making this again in a few days!

5 comments:

beentsy said...

Bacon, beer, and cheese. A perfect trifecta of culinary delights!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Because you said bean soup the other day, I made a pot today. Not with cheese and beer though. I used the rest of the Christmas ham and lots of other good stuff. Yummy!

Can you believe is was 66 degrees on the East Coast today? Ugh! xxoo

Mia said...

oh yeah baby, that does sound good and easy too! I'm might just have to try that this weekend.

Ellen Bloom said...

Yummm...that sounds delicious. I might just try it this weekend too! Thanks for the recipe.

Sheepish Annie said...

Oh my...suddenly I want soup. And I don't even like soup! Thanks for sharing that one.