Beer and Cheese Soup

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup diced onions
  • 1 cup diced celery
  • 1 cup diced carrots
  • 1 cup diced mushrooms
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 bunch broccoli
  • 11 fl oz beer (use a can or bottle and save a swallow for the cook!)
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 tblsp grated parmesan cheese
  • salt & pepper to taste
Method:
  • Saute' the diced vegetables in butter.
  • Mix flour and mustard into sauteed vegetables. Add the chicken or vegetable stock to mixture and cook for five minutes.
  • Break broccoli into small flowrets; cut stems into bite-sizes pieces.
  • Steam until tender-crisp. Add beer and cheeses to the soup. Simmer 10-15 minutes. Check seasonings.
  • To serve, place some broccoli into a soup bowl and ladle the soup over it.

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