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Friday, April 24, 2020

Cheesy Beer Soup Recipe

I hate lengthy introductions, so I'll begin by saying with this pandemic going on, I'm using what I have and avoiding unneccesary trips to the store, so don't beat yourself up if you don't have all the ingredients. Feel free to substitute. And this soup tastes heavenly with homemade beer bread - so check out my recipe for that as well.

And without furtho adooooo....

1C shreeded carrots
1 medium onion diced (any onion will do)
1C chopped celery (I didn' thave any when I made this)
garlic (use what you have - garlic powder, minced garlice, etc...)
6 medium sized potatoes cut bite sized (peel on or off - you decide)
salt (start with 1/2t but adjust according to your tastes)
pepper (see above instruction for salt)
3C chicken broth (or whatever broth you have)
2 cans of beer
1/3C butter
1/3C flour
4C milk (heavy cream, whole milk, whatever type of milk is in your fridge)
2C shredded cheese (sharp cheddar is my favorite - but any cheese is delicious)
2lb ground beef or ground pork (or use a package of bacon instead)

add as desired to your tastes: chives, parsley, red pepper

instructions: I used my instant pot saute feature and tossed the onion and butter in first to brown them. Then I added my carrots (and celery if you have it and garlic). While that was happening, I boiled my potatoes on the stove, drained the water, and left them sit to add in later.

Add your meat to the instant pot and saute until browned.

Now start adding the following ingredients in this order and stir well with each:
extra spices as desired

I've actually found if you toss the flour with cold water in a blender bottle then pour in it avoids clumps - but you do what works for you.

In the picture above I used ground beef because I didn't have bacon, ham, or sausage - but I've had a lot of luck using a variety of different meats including cooked brats sliced/cubed - and even breakfast links. This is a great soup for using up some leftovers (ie: hashbrown potatoes instead of cubes, etc...)


Crystal is the office manager, council secretary, financial secretary, and musician at her church, birth mother, Auntie, babywearing mama, business owner, active journaler, writer and blogger, Blog Tour Manager with WOW! Women on Writing, Press Corp teammate for the DairyGirl Network, Unicorn Mom Ambassador, as well as a dairy farmer. She lives in Wisconsin with her husband and their five youngest children, two dogs, four little piggies, a handful of cats and kittens, horses Darlin' and Joker, and over 250 Holsteins.

You can find Crystal milking cows, riding horses, and riding unicorns (not at the same time), taking the ordinary and giving it a little extra (making it extraordinary), blogging and reviewing books here, and at the WOW! Women on Writing Blog - "The Muffin" - Crystal is dedicated to turning life's lemons into lemonade and she has never (not once) been accused of being normal!

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