Cheesy Beer Soup
Comments: Serve this soup garnished with fried bacon bits.
Servings: Approximately 4
IngredientsPreparation
  • 1 tablespoon [15 g] butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup [125 mL] chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon [2.5 mL] minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon [5 mL] Worcestershire sauce
  • 12 ounces [375 mL] light beer
  • 14 1/2 ounces [455 mL] chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons [45 mL] cold water
  • 3 tablespoons [45 mL] cornstarch
  • 2 cups [500 mL] half-and-half
  • 2 cups [450 g] grated Old Cheddar cheese
  • Into an 18-cup [4.5-L] casserole, melt butter or margarine.
  • Well mix in chopped onion and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Pour in beer then higher heat to high; leave to simmer for 3 minutes, for alcohol to evaporate.
  • Then stir in chicken broth; bring back to a boil.
  • Lower heat to medium-low and leave mixture to simmer slowly.
  • Meanwhile, into a small bowl, well dilute cornstarch into cold water; set aside.
  • Stir half-and-half and grated Old Cheddar cheese into hot mixture, until completely meltedd.
  • Still stirring, mix in reserved diluted cornstarch.
  • Thicken soup, stirring for approximately 2 minutes more.
  • Serve immediately.