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Recipe: Cheddar and Beer Soup

Smooth and rich, with the complex, hearty flavors of sharp cheddar and good ale, a little tang from mustard and Worcestershire, and a kick of horseradish, this soup is perhaps the ultimate comfort food. Topped with crumbled bacon and snipped chives, it will warm you even on the coldest, grayest winter day.

Ingredients

Serves
8
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup diced carrots
  • 1/3 cup diced celery
  • 2/3 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 1/2 ounces Fond de Poulet Gold® dissolved in 8 cups hot water
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer, preferably a full-flavored ale
  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dry mustard
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon prepared horseradish sauce
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, for garnish
  • Snipped fresh chives, for garnish

Methods/steps

  1. Melt the butter in a stockpot over medium heat. Add the carrots, celery, and onion and cook, stirring, 4-5 minutes, until the vegetables have softened. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute more. Remove the pan from the heat.
  2. Add the flour, stirring to coat the vegetables. Return the pan to the heat and cook, stirring, 4-5 minutes, until the flour turns golden. Add the diluted Fond de Poulet Gold® gradually, whisking until well blended. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in beer, then add the cheese, a little at a time, stirring after each addition. Stir in the dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and horseradish sauce. Stir in heavy cream. Cook gently over low heat, stirring occasionally, 4-5 minutes, until the cheese melts. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Additional Tips

Stay away from dark beers for this soup, since they can give it a bitter aftertaste.

Wine Pairing: An oaky Chardonnay or a Zinfandel--or pair the soup with the beer used in making it.

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