This Cheddar Bacon Beer Soup is the perfect thing for dipping. It is full of aroma, has a luscious, smooth texture, and the rendered fat and saltiness of the bacon gives it incredible flavor.
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Red Bell Pepper
, deseeded, diced
(12 fl oz)
Aged Cheddar Cheese
Apple Cider Vinegar
Fresh Thyme Leaves
In a large dutch oven, heat the Olive Oil (1 dash) over medium high heat. Add the Bacon (8 oz) and let it cook through for about 5 minutes while the yummy bacon fat renders out.
Once that is done, add the Onion (1/2), Red Bell Pepper (1/2), and Celery (1 stalk). Let them get soft and fragrant for a minute or two.
Add the All-Purpose Flour (3/4 cup), and let it cook for 2 minutes.
Pour in the Beer (1 bottle), Chicken Stock (4 cups), Heavy Cream (1 1/2 cups), and Salt (1 pinch) and give the soup base a big stir. Bring it to a gentle boil, then turn the heat to medium low and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
When that is done, slowly add in the Aged Cheddar Cheese (1 block) while whisking it in to make it smooth.
Once the cheddar is all whisked in, add the Dijon Mustard (2 Tbsp), Apple Cider Vinegar (2 Tbsp), Worcestershire Sauce (1 dash), and Sriracha (1 dash). Give everything a final whisk, then move the pot off of the heat and turn off the burner.
Take out your immersion blender and blend the soup thoroughly until it is smooth. You could also carefully pour the hot soup into a regular blender in batches and puree it that way. Do not fill it all of the way and make sure to use a towel on top of the blender to prevent an unsafe mess.
Once the soup is pureed, ladle it into pretty bowls or crocks and add a little Goat Cheese (to taste) for extra creaminess. Top with a sprinkle of Fresh Thyme Leaves (to taste) and serve immediately while hot!
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