Tun Tavern Soup is an early American classic, modified to modern standards and tastes. The actual tavern was in Philadelphia and was the founding site or early meeting place for a number of notable groups. It is traditionally regarded as the site where what became the United States Marine Corps held its first recruitment drive during the American Revolution.

Tun Tavern Soup

Tun Tavern Soup
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Tun Tavern in Philadelphia was a favorite place to eat and drink for the Founding Fathers. It was the regular
Recipe type: Soups and Stews
Cuisine: American
Serves: 6 to 8
  • 1/4 Cup celery; finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup carrot; finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup green pepper; finely chopped
  • 1/4 Cup onion; finely chopped
  • 41 1/4 ounces canned chicken broth
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 Cups sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 12 ounces can light beer; at room temperature
  1. Combine celery, carrot, green pepper, and onion in slow-cooking pot. Add broth, butter, salt, and pepper.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  3. Strain mixture; puree vegetables in blender and return to pot with broth.
  4. Turn control to high. dissolve flour in small amount of water; add to broth. Add cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring until blended.
  5. Pour in beer.
  6. Cover and cook on high 15 to 20 minutes.


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