Cheddar Soup Recipe

Step 1

Melt the butter in heavy soup pot. Add the diced celery, leeks and carrots; cook, stirring, over low heat for 3 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, over low heat an additional 2 minutes. Add the broth and beer. Bring to a simmer very slowly so vegetables become tender, about 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Over low heat, gradually add the cheeses, whisking all the time, until smooth. Season with cayenne, black pepper and salt. Continue cooking over low heat until heated through. Do not boil, or soup will separate.

Things You'll Need

  • 4tb Unsalted butter
  • 1/2c Finely diced celery
  • 1/2c Finely diced leeks white
  • -part only
  • 1/2c Finely diced carrots
  • 4tb All purpose flour
  • 4c Beef broth
  • 1ea Bottle light beer 12 oz
  • 1lb Vermont cheddar white
  • 1lb New york cheddar orange
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Fresh ground black pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Fresh chives snipped for
  • -garnish

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