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Cheddar Ale Soup (1-20-2022)

Mom's Tips

January 20th, 2022 by Jim Field

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small carrot, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon powdered mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups mild cheddar cheese
  • 7 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 1/4 cups half-and-half
  • 1 (12 oz.) bottle ale
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives

In a large pot melt the butter over low heat.  Add the onion and carrot.  Cook, covered, for 5 minutes or until the onion is softened, stirring occasionally.  Add the flour, mustard and paprika; stir well.  Add the cheese and broth.  Cook, stirring frequently, until cheese is melted.  Add the half-and-half and ale.  Cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Top servings with chives.

YIELD:  8 servings