Ale & Cheddar soup

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I found this recipe on Pinterest a few weeks ago, and my mouth has been watering ever since.  So the other evening I thought it was the perfect time to go ahead and end my salivating problem & make the darn soup already.

Ingredients
{1} onion, diced
{2} stalks celery, diced
{2-4} jalapeno pepper, diced
{2} cloves garlic 
{1} teaspoon thyme, chopped
{2} tablespoons butter
{1/4} cup flour
{1} bottle ale
{2} cups chicken broth
{1/2} cup heavy cream
{1} teaspoon Dijon mustard 
{1} tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
{2} cups cheddar cheese, shredded
cayenne pepper, salt, & black pepper to taste

Cook bacon in pan over medium heat, then set aside on a plate to drain some of the grease.  Use at least 2 tablespoons of the leftover bacon grease from the bacon pan to saute the onion, celery, & jalapeno's; cook over medium heat until tender, about 5 minutes.  Then add garlic & thyme and cook for 1 minute more, or until the delicious smells fill your kitchen.  Then add the butter, let it melt and get bubbly.
Once butter has melted, sprinkle in flour and cook for 2-3 minutes stirring frequently, mixture will get golden brown.  Then add ale, chicken broth, & bacon cook for around 10 minutes.  Add cream, mustard, Worcestershire sauce & cheddar cheese next.  Cook over low heat until cheese has melted.
Seriously, does it get much better than bacon, cheese, & jalapenos!?! I think not. Oh, back to the recipe.  Add cayenne, salt & black pepper to taste.  Garnish with fresh chopped jalapenos.  Makes around 4 servings, and all in all takes around and hour to make!
Well with all those decadent ingredients, how do you think it tasted?  It was simply heavenly.  Chris, David, & I devoured every single spoonful.  It is rather on the heavy side so I just made a light salad to go with our soup.  If you're worried about all the fat & calories just have a small bowl, it will still fill you up and you can have just a taste of all that delicious goodness!

And with everything I make, I alter to our liking.  For example, whenever a recipe calls for garlic, I always add more than specified, we love garlic in this family.  And with the jalapenos you can cut the the seeds out, but I never do, the hotter the better!!

Enjoy my little jalapenos!! 
xo

original recipe found here

2 comments:

  1. That soup was AMAZING! Your such an awesome cook. Can't wait to see what you have in the makings for this evening...

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  2. I took these recipes! Cant wait to try them! Yumm!

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