While it sounds like the food of the common man, in truth, Cheesy Beer Soup is perfect even for the most refined dinner party, or a warm, comforting potage to enjoy while watching the game. Simply great.
Cheesy Beer Soup

Cheesy Beer Soup
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A heartwarming potage that is incredibly flexible. Try using ale, adding bacon, broccoli, shrimps or chopped ham. You can also adapt the flavor by adding herbs, and even a dash of brandy or kirsch.
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4 (1 Cup each)
  • 1/2 Cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound Velveeta cubed
  • 3/4 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup beer
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • a few drops hot pepper sauce or Tabasco
  • green onion slices or chives (optional)
  • 4 Tablespoons bacon, cooked and crumbled
  1. Cook and stir onion and garlic in butter in large saucepan on medium-high heat until tender. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add Velveeta, milk, beer, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce.
  2. Stirring constantly, cook an additional 5 minutes or until Velveeta is melted and soup is hot.
  3. Ladle into 4 serving bowls; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon crumbled bacon and sliced green onion or chives on top. Serve immediately.
Serve along with crusty bread or crackers. May be served as a soup course for dinner, or as a main course for luncheon.

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