Warm Up with a Bowl of Cheddar Ale Soup
If you’re looking for a comforting, tasty meal to warm you on those cold winter days, look no further than cheddar ale soup! This classic soup combines the robust flavors of cheddar and ale with a hint of sweetness and a hint of spice.
A great marriage of flavors and textures, this cheddar ale soup is sure to be a hit at any dinner table. The rich flavors of ale, sharp cheddar, and garlic are present throughout each spoonful. You can adjust the heat level by choosing mild or spicy sausage, or adding more red pepper. The smokiness of diced bacon adds a flavor to the soup that you won’t be able to resist. The soup is finished off with a dollop of sour cream for a creamy finish that will make your taste buds rejoice.
A hearty and filling meal, cheddar ale soup is a great dinner option that is a wonderful blend of complex flavors and textures. This dish is rooted in the traditional British recipe of beer cheese soup, but has been adapted to an American style that uses bacon, sausage, and cheddar. But, the ale is still the star of this show – it adds an earthy taste that you won’t be able to resist.
To make cheddar ale soup, you’ll need a few simple ingredients: bacon, smoked sausage, diced onion, red pepper flakes, garlic, ale, chicken broth, and sharp cheddar cheese. Start by cooking the bacon and sausage together in a large pot. Once the bacon has cooked through, add the onion, red pepper flakes, and garlic until they become fragrant. Then pour in the ale and chicken broth. Simmer over low heat for about 10-12 minutes to allow the flavors to combine. Finally, stir in the cheese and stir until it melts.
4 strips of bacon, diced
3 smoked sausage links, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup ale beer
4 cups chicken broth
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1 tablespoon sour cream
1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook bacon and sausage for about 5 minutes until cooked through.
2. Add onion, red pepper flakes and garlic, cook for another minute until fragrant.
3. Pour in the ale and chicken broth, and bring to a slow simmer.
4. Simmer for 10-12 minutes, stirring every couple of minutes.
5. Add the cheese and stir until it melts.
6. Serve with a dollop of sour cream. Enjoy!