"All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible." ~ T. E. Lawrence
The unthinkable has been accomplished, all of my man’s favorite food groups have been combined into an epic and tasty soup! Okay, it doesn’t have bacon so I guess not all of J’s favorite foods are in here. But ya’ll know my Mr. is a meat and potatoes and beer kind of guy. So when I announced my intent to whip up this soup, he was all over. Heck, I was all over it too! Cheese? Yes please! It’s not a hard meal to prep, just needs enough time to properly simmer away and blend those great flavors. And the benefits? There are plenty of veggies in here. It can be made gluten-free. And if you nix the hamburger, you vegetarian folks have got a lip-smacking beer cheese soup. Let’s dig in.
What you need:
What you do:
In a stock pot over medium heat brown the ground beef with cooking oil. Add in onions, carrots, and celery and cook until tender. Mix in beer, broth, spices, and potatoes. Bring the broth to a boil then reduce to a simmer. Let simmer for 10 – 15 minutes or until potatoes soften.
In a small bowl combine hot, melted butter and flour and whisk. Add in milk and mix in.
When potatoes are tender, add in the milk mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce back to a simmer for 3 minutes and allow to thicken. Add in cheese one handful at a time, mixing until it melts into the soup completely.
Let the soup simmer for a few more minutes. Remove from heat and dish into bowls. Enjoy with a cold one!