Since it is Arizona Beer Week. How about some Beer Cheese Soup?by Kathy Bullerman on Feb. 19, 2012, under Soups & Stews
Beer cheese soup is most popular in the Midwest. I always made it for parties in the winter time and served it with some crusty bread! You can use whatever beer you have on hand for the soup. Since it only calls for 6 oz. of beer, you get to drink the other 6 oz.
The trick to beer cheese soup, is don’t let it come to a boil or it will scorch. You can add browned bacon, ham cubes or even browned sausage to the soup.
MINNESOTA BEER CHEESE SOUP ~
1/2 cup + 4 T. butter
1 cup flour
4 cups chicken stock
1 1/2 cups milk
6 oz. beer
16 oz. cheez whiz
1 T. Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1 small can diced chili peppers
Cooked bacon, sausage or ham (optional)
In a heavy saucepan, melt butter and mix with flour until blended. Heat on low for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally. Add chicken stock and milk. Cook until smooth and thick. Add Cheez Whiz and mix until melted and smooth. Add beer and Worcestershire sauce. Mix in chives and chili peppers and meat of choice. Simmer on low for 15 minutes, stirring constantly!
Don’t forget the crusty bread for dipping!