Cheddar Beer Soup

Recipe source: Gourmet | March 2005

Cheddar Beer Soup
Cheddar Beer Soup

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 2 2 1/4-inch

    medium leeks (white and pale green parts only), cut into 1/4-inch dice (2 cups)

  • 2 2 1/4-inch

    medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup)

  • 2 2 1/4-inch

    celery ribs, cut into 1/4-inch dice (1 cup)

  • 2 2

    2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic

  • 1 1 1/2

    Turkish or 1/2 California bay leaf

  • 1/2 1/2

    1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

  • 1/3 1/3

    1/3 cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 2

    2 cups whole milk

  • 1 3/4 1 3/4

    3/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (14 fl oz)

  • 1 1

    bottle 1 (12-oz) bottle ale such as Bass

  • 1 1

    1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 1

    1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 1 1

    1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 1

    1 lb extra-sharp Cheddar (preferably English; rind removed if necessary), grated (4 cups)

  • 4 4 1/2

    bacon slices (3 1/2 oz total), cooked and crumbled

Directions

1. Wash leeks in a bowl of cold water, agitating water, then lift out leeks and drain in a colander. 2. Cook leeks, carrots, celery, garlic, and bay leaf in butter in a 4-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until vegetables begin to soften, about 5 minutes. Reduce heat to moderately low and sprinkle flour over vegetables, then cook, stirring occasionally, 3 minutes. Add milk, broth, and beer in a stream, whisking, then simmer, whisking occasionally, 5 minutes. Stir in Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt, and pepper. 3. Add cheese by handfuls, stirring constantly, and cook until cheese is melted, 3 to 4 minutes (do not boil). Discard bay leaf. 4. Serve sprinkled with bacon.

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