January 31, 2010

Beer Broccoli Cheese Soup

Hey folks, Mardi Gras is going strong and keeping me a little busy ... but you can still find great recipes coming your way ... thanks for viewing!


This is my version, perfect for a cold winter day and even a nice first course for Super Bowl Sunday. I think it is a nice mix of vegetables in a creamy cheese base. The beer doesn't hurt either. Enjoy!

Beer Broccoli Cheese Soup

1 cup diced onions

1/2 cup diced celery
1/2 cup diced mushrooms
1 tablespoon + 1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups (1 pint) half-and-half
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 -12 oz bottle beer (light to medium beer is best- dark beer overpowers the soup)
1 bunch broccoli, florets separated
2 carrots, shredded
1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne to taste


Sauté onion, celery and mushrooms in 1 tbsp butter on med-low heat until onions are translucent, then set aside. Melt remaining butter in large saucepot and add flour. Whisk over medium heat for 5 minutes to make roux. Whisking constantly, slowly add half-and-half, dry mustard and beer. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder and cayenne to taste. Simmer for 20 minutes, whisking regularly to prevent a skin from forming. Add broccoli, carrots and sautéed vegetables and cook over low heat 20 minutes. Remove from heat. For a smooth soup, pulse in a food processor or use a hand blender. Return to low heat and stir in the grated cheese.


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12 comments :

  1. love broccoli soup I like this one its much different than mine have never tried putting the carrots in it or beer, sounds like my kind of soup will try this!

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  2. This soup is SO up my alley, I love it!!!! Brocolli soup was always my fave as a kid, I'd love to try this version.

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  3. I must say this sounds wonderful...

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  4. Everything abouth this is perfection. I've had lots of cheese soups and love the ones with beer in them best. I haven't made a cheese soup in ages, I do believe I'll be making this one this week.

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  5. Drick, you have just given me a great idea how to use up my beer. No one drinks. Now I know what to do......cook this lovely soup :P

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  6. You always have the best recipes with the best ingredients. I love broccoli soup and this looks amazing!

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  7. Cheese and beer - it just doesn't get any better than that! This looks so good.

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  8. I've never tried soup with beer yet. I think I should eat this soup in an air conditioned room. Summer is starting to kick in..

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  9. Beer in soup? And cheese! What a combination. And it looks so comforting

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  10. Oh this is awesome. My two favorite things: beer and cheese! This recipe can't go wrong!

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  11. Oh wow... beer soup! This is something I have never tried before...cooking soup with beer. I bet it taste wonderful! Well done, Drick.

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