Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Mark's BBC Soup (Beer, Bacon and Cheddar)

Makes 6 to 8 servings, good for leftovers!

Ingredients (to make a chunkier soup, add ½ cup to all veggie amounts)
1 cup chopped celery or 2 tablespoons celery flakes
1 cup chopped carrot
1 cup chopped onions
1 teaspoon dried thyme
6 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups milk
2 cups cheddar or sharp cheddar cheese shredded
12 ounce beer – lager or ale works nice
3 – 5 potatoes (according to how much you like potato, peeled (if desired), and diced
½ to 1 pound bacon (½ if less desired, 1 if more), chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
Chopped fresh parsley for garnish if desired
Salt and Pepper to taste

            In large saucepot saute bacon, celery, carrots, onions, and thyme until veggies begin to soften and bacon is cooked.  Sprinkle flour over veggies and stir for 2 minutes.  Gradually stir in broth, then milk, then beer.  Add potatoes and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender.  Add ½ cup of cheddar at a time while stirring until cheese is melted and smooth.  Once all of the cheese is added, stir in the bacon.  Salt and pepper to taste (hot sauce optional) and parsley to garnish if desired.

1 comment:

  1. I really wanna try this one, looks yummy! And I never tried to make soups at all, although I love them, a real shame on me.