I’m a huge fan of cooking with beer. My favorite thing to make is Spent Grain Bread. But here is a new recipe I found that I think is worth giving a try: Cheddar and Beer Soup!
Melt 4 tablespoons of butter in a large saucepan. Add 1/2 yellow onion, 1 celery stalk, 2 small carrots, and 1 garlic clove, all finely chopped. Cooked until softened. Stirring constantly, add 1/2 cup flour and cook for 3 minutes. Add 2 cups of chicken broth slowly and cook until a thick smooth paste forms. Still stirring, slowly add 2 cuts of milk, then one 12-ounce lager or pale ale. (Might I suggest Hopworks HUB Organic Lager?) Cook until thickened slightly, then add 3 cups of grated cheddar, 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Have you ever made cheddar and beer soup? What is your favorite beer inspired food recipe?
This recipe came from Real Simple.