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Oh yes. Beer Bacon Cheddar Soup has everything a rich and delicious soup should have including pale ale, applewood smoked bacon, & a cheddar gruyere blend.

Beer Bacon & Cheddar Soup

Oh yes. Beer Bacon Cheddar Soup has everything a rich and delicious soup should have including pale ale, applewood smoked bacon, & a cheddar gruyere blend.
Course main dish, Soup
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Krissy Allori

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces bacon ends and pieces
  • 2 small stalks of celery finely chopped
  • 1 small onion finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 bottle 12-ounce beer (I used an Oregon pale ale)
  • 3 cups chicken broth I used homemade
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 12 ounces cheese grated (I used Trader Joe's Cheddar Gruyere blend)
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon ends and pieces according to directions in post (only use half the pack for this recipe). Remove the bacon from the pot and set aside. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease.
  2. Heat the bacon grease over medium high heat. Cook onion and celery until soft, about 5-7 minutes. Add garlic and cook for another 1-2 minutes. Add butter, melt, then add flour and stir. Allow the flour to cook for several minutes. Add beer and chicken broth. Bring soup to a bowl and allow to boil and cook down for about 15 minutes.
  3. Turn heat to low, add heavy cream and cheese, stir until well blended and the cheese has melted.
  4. Serve with diced jalapeno and beer bread.