Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Beer Cheese Soup

This is a recipe I came up with when my sister asked if I could "reproduce" a beer-cheese soup they enjoyed at a restaurant, Moosejaw, in the Wisconsin Dells.  Well, I've never even eaten there so I was going off of how she described it to me (and it took me a few experiments in the kitchen!) but, when she sampled the finished product, she gave it two thumbs up!

I hope your family will love it too!

Beer Cheese Soup
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time:  25 minutes
* 1 T butter
* ½ c. chopped onion and ½ t minced garlic
* 1 t Worcestershire sauce
* ½ can or bottle of light beer
* 1 can chicken broth mixed with 3 T cornstarch
* 2 c. half and half (or whole milk)
* 2 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
* 1 lb. sausage kielbasa, cubed and pre-cooked
* 1-2 c. cubed and pre-cooked potatoes

Melt butter and add onion, garlic and Worcestershire and stir.  Add the beer and raise heat to high and boil 3 minutes to evaporate alcohol.  Add chicken broth and bring to boil.  Lower heat again and simmer.  Add half and half and cheese and sausage and potatoes.  Heat through and serve with crusty bread or croutons.  Enjoy!


DoleValleyGirl said...

Sounds delicious! We recently made up a batch of homemade kielbasa; I guess your recipe was destined to be tried in my kitchen. :) ~Lisa

Krissie said...

This is awesome! I added some green and red pepper with the onion. Tastes just like Moose Jaw's.

* said...

Sounds awesome my dear, will have to try it soon.

Juanita said...

I made this tonight, Tara. It was excellent! Thanks so much for sharing!

Tara Cole said...

Thanks, Lisa--sounds like it would be even better with homemade sausage! Yum!

Krisie, love the idea to throw in some peppers, add a little hidden veggie, smart!

Donna, did you get a chance to try it out?! Hope you liked it.

Juanita, so glad it worked out for you, the pleasure is all mine, thanks!!