Wisconsin Native's Beer Cheese Soup
Very good! I followed the recipe pretty closely as far as ingredients go, only adding a bit of swiss and an Irish cheddar to the regular cheddar. I took the advice of previous raters and changed up the directions. I sauteed the carrots, celery, onions and garlic in the butter, then added the broth and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Then I added the beer. I mixed the salt, pepper, cayenne, dry mustard and flour together and slowly sprinkled while stirring it into the vegetable-broth-beer-mixture. Then I reduced the heat and stirred in the half and half, then added the cheese. I put Tabasco and Sriracha Chili Sauce on the table for guests to add to their own tastes.
My sister mentioned that maybe some of the raters are having difficulty with consistency because they may be using store-bought pre-shredded cheese rather than shredding it themselves. There could be an anti-caking agent in the pre-shredded cheeses that is causing the cheese not to melt properly.
7 users found this review helpful
Apr. 6, 2012