Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Mom’s Recipes

Mom’s Beer Cheese Soup

6 servings

servings

55 minutes

total time

Ingredients

8 tablespoons (1 stick) salted butter

1 to 1 1/2 large carrots, diced (about 3/4 cup)

3/4 cup small-diced piquillo peppers, or 1/2 large red bell pepper, diced

Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

3/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 cups chicken stock, low-sodium store-bought or homemade

One 12-ounce bottle beer, preferably a mild-flavored blond or pale ale

1 1/2 cups half-and-half

12 ounces aged yellow cheddar (aged at least 2 years), grated

1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Dash hot sauce

1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

2 tablespoons Dijon mustard

2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Fresh thyme leaves, for garnish

Directions

In a large stockpot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the carrots, peppers and 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are soft, about 5 minutes. Add the flour and cook, stirring, until well incorporated, about 5 minutes more.

Add the chicken stock, beer and half-and-half and cook, whisking often, at a very slow simmer over medium-low heat for 15 minutes.

Add the cheddar to the soup by the handful, whisking each batch until smooth. Add the Worcestershire, hot sauce, 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, the nutmeg, mustard and lemon juice, and stir to combine.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender (holding a thick towel over the lid to prevent overflow) until very smooth.

Just before serving, reheat the soup until steaming and taste for seasoning, adding salt as necessary. Ladle the soup into bowls and garnish each bowl with a sprinkle of thyme.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

661

Total Fat

50g

Saturated Fat

26g

Unsaturated Fat

-

Trans Fat

-

Cholesterol

126mg

Sodium

1009mg

Total Carbohydrate

29g

Dietary Fiber

3g

Total Sugars

7g

Protein

22g

6 servings

servings

55 minutes

total time
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