Recipe by Matt Sweeny
"This is a super filling and flavorful beer cheese soup that will keep you asking for seconds. Because of the dark stout beer, this soup takes on a great flavor that everyone will love - especially the kids. I like using elk sausage in place of the kielbasa."
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potatoes, peeled and diced
2 (12 fluid ounce) bottles
cream stout beer
kielbasa sausage, sliced thin
green onions, diced
ground black pepper
liquid smoke flavoring
dried mustard powder
shredded Cheddar cheese
While this was a great addition to my recipe box and very easy to make, I have to say...4 potatoes? Not enough ;-) Lots of liquids and sausage, lots of great flavor. But not very filling. There really could and easily be, more potatoes to the sausage ratio. I can see adding an additional 4 potatoes to this recipe, then it would be more filling. I wouldn't change anything else but adding my suggestion of potatoes. This is a keeper. Just disappointed that it isn't more hardy and filling as submitter suggests. Just don't waive on the flavor. It's spot on with spices. And makes a wonderful broth.
Soup was not what I was expecting to make. It is far to brothy. If you want a creamy and thick cheese soup than you need to look elsewhere.
This was a great soup and pretty easy to make, although I halved the recipe because I only had 1 lb of kielbasa. My husband raved about it! I added about 1/2 tsp each of garlic powder and onion powder (would recommend 1 tsp each for a full recipe), and increased the black pepper because I always use more pepper than called for. I also used 1/2 a yellow onion instead of the green onions because it was all I had -- it boiled down nicely into the soup. If you love potatoes, don't be afraid to use as many as you'd like to make it a chunky, hearty soup. Experiment with different types of beer to adjust the flavor -- I used my family's standard cooking beer, Pabst Blue Ribbon. Enjoy!
First time I tried this recipe, I prepared it per directions and ended up with something much thinner and less pleasing than desired. Second time around (and making a double recipe!) I made the following changes: 4 lbs red potatoes peeled and 1/4 inch diced, 16 oz sour cream, an extra beer and 1/4 c flour. Get the 4 lbs potatoes, 3 qt water, and 4 beers going per directions. Put the extra beer in a large pan and reduce over medium heat to half. Add chopped kielbasa, stir, and simmer for 10-15 min. Pour beer/sausage into bowl, return pan to med-high heat, drain the sausage reserving the liquid, then add 1/4 of the sausage at a time to the pan for a 3-5 minute sear. After searing, transfer sausage to pot with beer, potatoes and water. Add remainder of ingredients, including the cheese but not the milk per recipe. Take large pan, put back on med heat and deglaze with reserved liquid. Whisk in 1/4 flour until combined then add 1 qt milk in 1 cup increments until smooth (heat the milk in the microwave for 5-6 min on high). Cook this roux for 15 min over med heat until thickened. Add to pot and stir until smooth. Put 1 lb of sour cream in large bowl, temper with 2-3 cups of the soup broth then add to pot. Stir to mix then enjoy. I made approximately two gallons with this recipe for a fundraiser and it was all gone in 30 minutes with many seconds-seekers turned away.
I followed this recipe to the letter, and wasn't super pleased with the results. The soup needed more, maybe celery, onions and/or peppers, and more potatoes. It was too thin and brothy, even after the addition of the cheese and milk. Overall, very boring. If I make this again, I'll definitely make some additions.
This is a fantastic variation of beer cheese soup. The dark beer is terrific.
This had a good flavor, but the broth looked weird because the beer, cheese, and milk did not mix well together.
This soup was incredibly delicious! I added a few shakes of Tabasco Sauce to give it a bit more kick and served it with Hawaiian bread on the side. I just wish that I had realized before I made it that the original recipe serves 20.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Sausage 'n Stout Cheese Soup
Serving Size: 1/20 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 20
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 197
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