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How to Make Beer Cheese Soup Recipe

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Beer and cheese soup is a popular and comforting food in many parts of the world especially during the winter months so let’s learn how to make beer cheese soup.

It is a variation of the beer soup that has medieval roots. In medieval Europe, beer soup was commonly served during breakfast and usually poured over bread.

In more contemporary times, beer soup has become synonymous with weeknight meals.

It’s also a great appetizer.

I know a lot of guys who love to watch a game of football while sharing beer cheese soup.

What is beer cheese soup?

Unlike French Onion soup, there’s no written record on how beer cheese soup originated.

What I know is that this is a very popular appetizer and dish in Midwest region particularly in Kentucky and Wisconsin.

In fact, a friend who is from Milwaukee says beer cheese soup is a fixture at every pub and restaurant in the city.

That’s not really a shocking because Wisconsin is popular for the two main ingredients of this soup — beer and cheese.

Of course, the beer cheese soup in Wisconsin is a lot different from what the medieval people enjoyed back in the day.

You can now see and enjoy beer soup flavored with spices.

In Wisconsin, I was told that beer cheese soup is often served with popcorn.

I’m unsure why they do that, but I was told that one theory is that popcorn is often served free in pubs and bars.

So patrons usually sprinkle popcorn on their beer cheese soup.

It’s really up to you what you would use as a topping for your beer cheese soup.

What I can assure you is that this soup is quite easy to prepare.

The recipe I am sharing below is a good proof.

It should take you about an hour to prepare it. It makes six servings.

Main Ingredients of Beer Cheese Soup

Before I go to the recipe, let me discuss briefly the three main ingredients of beer cheese soup— beer, cheese and chicken stock.

Obviously, you’ll need beer in making beer cheese soup.

However, don’t crack open a can of light beer because it does not have the flavor to support this kind of soup.

Sure, a can of light beer is very refreshing on a hot summer day, but it isn’t ideal for this soup.

You’d want to get a pale ale for this soup as it can add a strong flavor to your soup.

Dark beer is also a good choice, but it can cause the soup to have a very dark color no thanks to the deeply roasted malts.

Aside from the beer, the other main building block of this soup is cheese.

Cheddar cheese is your best bet for this soup because it has a tangy flavor that can really make this soup delicious.

I know some people who use Swiss cheese for this kind of soup, though.

Finally, you can make your own chicken stock or simply opt for purchased chicken broth for this soup.

You can even use vegetable stock if you like to make this dish vegetarian-friendly.

Ingredients:

Salted butter, one stick or eight tablespoons
Diced carrots, about ¾ cup
Diced piquillo peppers, ¾ cup or diced large bell pepper
All-purpose flour, ¾ cup
Sea salt and ground black pepper
Beer, one 12-ounce bottle (pale ale or mild-flavored variety)
Chicken stock, 4 cups (homemade or store-bought)
Half-and-half, 1 ½ cups
Aged yellow cheddar, 12 ounces, grated
Worcestershire sauce, half tablespoon
Hot sauce
Grated nutmeg, 1/8 teaspoon
Dijon mustard, 2 tablespoons
Fresh lemon juice, 2 tablespoons
Extra virgin olive oil for garnish
Goat cheese for garnish
Fresh thyme leaves for garnish

Step by Step Guide:

1. Melt the butter first in a large pot placed over medium heat. Add the pepper, carrots and half teaspoon of salt. Cook and stir for 5 minutes or until the vegetables have softened. Add the flour then continue cooking for 5 minutes until all ingredients are well-incorporated.

2. Add the beer, chicken stock, and half-and-half. Lower the heat then cook the soup at a very low simmer for 15 minutes. Whisk the ingredients often.

3. Add cheddar cheese to the soup. Whisk each batch until very smooth. Add the hot sauce, Worcestershire sauce, ground black pepper, mustard, nutmeg and lemon juice. Stir well to combine.

4. Puree the soup in a blender. (Choosing a right personal blender can help your cooking easier). Due to the amount of the soup, you will likely have to do this in batches. Don’t forget to hold a thick towel over the lid to avoid overflowing.

5. Reheat the soup before serving. You can add salt as you deem necessary.

6. Ladle the soup into bowls. You can then garnish each bowl with a dollop of goat cheese, a swirl or mustard soup, and some fresh thyme leaves.

Conclusion:

Beer cheese soup should be a hit when it is cold outside. It is very creamy, smooth and pleasantly flavored soup that you and your loved ones will enjoy.

So what are you waiting for?

Try this recipe at home now!

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7 Healthiest Snack Foods

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These 7 Healthiest Snack Foods are sure to keep you away from food that will spoil your diet.

Nutrition is the key to a healthy and happy lifestyle – poor diet can lead to a host of adverse conditions, from heart disease and cancer to obesity.

With the nation’s obesity rate at almost 40%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, choosing healthier snacks is a good first step for many.

Low calorie, nutrient-dense foods will help you feel satisfied without contributing to weight gain.

There’s never a bad time to make a positive change, but a fresh start living in a new city, perhaps after purchasing one of the Atlanta homes for sale, might just motivate you to switch things up, and these nutritious snack foods are a great way to get started.

Vegetables and Hummus

An easy and portable snack, it’s easy to put together some veggies and hummus.

Think sliced cucumber, carrot sticks, and snap peas, which all go great with a side of hummus.

The hummus provides a generous amount of protein while the vegetables fill you up with fiber.

Fruit

Fruit is nature’s perfect on-the-go snack.

No need to meal prep, just grab and go.

Oranges, grapes, apples, and bananas are perfect, and all mess-free options too.

Berries have the lowest sugar of all fruit, while raspberries have the highest fiber content.

Tropical fruit such as pineapples and mangos do have a naturally high sugar content but contain a ton of healthy antioxidants.

Mixed Nuts and Seeds

Nuts and seeds are a healthy snack that pack a punch when it comes to protein, fiber and healthy fats.

Reach for almonds, walnuts, cashews, pumpkin seeds, chia, flax or sunflower seeds.

Almonds are especially high in calcium and magnesium, making them a great choice.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamin E, while sunflower seeds are filled with B-complex vitamins.

Both include important minerals like copper and zinc.

Hard-Boiled Eggs

Hard-boiled eggs are easy to cook and can be stored in the fridge to grab throughout the week.

Just one contains six grams of lean protein along with vitamins A, B-6, C, and D, calcium, iron, and magnesium – all for under 80 calories.

A trick for easy to peel eggs is to place cooked eggs into an ice bath before peeling.

Air-Popped Popcorn

Air-popped popcorn, or popcorn made on the stove the old-fashioned way using coconut oil, makes for a tasty and nutritious snack.

Instead of using butter, season it with your favorite spices, like  rosemary and sea salt or garlic and parmesan.

Roasted Vegetable Chips

Kale leaves, zucchini, beets, carrots, and parsnips are just a few vegetables that can be roasted in the oven and spiced with your favorite seasonings.

Get creative and enjoy just like you would any chip, but much healthier and you’ll be getting lots of essential vitamins too.

Fancy Toast

Avocado toast has become a popular trend – it makes for a great snack, perhaps served on a slice of multi-grain bread and topped with lean protein or vegetables.

A tomato slice, over easy egg, sprouts, and strawberries are all great options.

Avocado contains healthy fats that will help keep you feeling fuller longer and can improve your complexion too.

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Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes

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Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes are one of my favorite comfort foods.

In order to make them healthier, I created tuna melt stuffed tomatoes.

Not only do I get the comfort food I want but by omitting the bread and adding a whole tomato I am really increasing its nutritional value.

Tuna Melt Stuffed Tomatoes 

Makes 2 servings

Ingredients:

4 tomatoes (we used medium sized vine ripe kind)

2 pouches premium white tuna

1/2 cup shredded mozzarella

1/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1/2 tsp garlic powder

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 green onion, diced

Instructions:

Preheat the oven 425

Wash and core the tomatoes. Use a spoon to scoop out the middles.

In a small bowl, mix together the tuna, mayonnaise, mustard and seasonings.

Scoop the tuna into the tomatoes and place in an oven-safe dish.

Drizzle with olive oil,  top with shredded cheese and roast for 15 minutes.

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How to Use Turkey around the Table this Holiday Season

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The holidays are quickly approaching!

In my mind, it’s hard to believe that it is almost Christmas.

In this post we are going to talk about how to use Turkey around the Table this Holiday Season in creative ways.

How to Use Turkey around the Table this Holiday Season

I’m excited about the fun that’s to be had in the upcoming weeks, but that doesn’t take away from the work that needs done.

Let me help you out by making the holidays easy for you.

Are you trying to understand the place turkey has at the holiday table?

Check out these tips to Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.

Use ground turkey

A tradition we have around here is using ground turkey for any ground meat recipe we use.

It’s super simple to use ground turkey in place of beef or chicken.

It tastes delicious and isn’t any more work than other ground meats, it just tastes a whole lot better.

Don’t be shy about trying it in holiday recipes

Sometimes it’s hard to switch out the meat in a recipe we’ve been making for years.

However, a quick change to turkey breast or any other version of turkey is easy.

I think it’s a “once you try it, you won’t go back thing!”

Don’t be shy about trying turkey in your recipes this year.

Use turkey as a crowd pleaser

When you can’t think of how to feed your guests and you’re looking for an awesome crowd pleaser, go with the turkey.

Turkey can not only make your food taste better, it can make the holiday season a whole lot easier.

Less stress means more fun for the holidays.

Can’t you agree?

Use turkey in your appetizers

Something I love to do, when cooking for the holidays, is use turkey in the appetizers.

Let’s say I’m making sausage balls, I can easily Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.

My guests always love the changes I make to the traditional appetizers and everyone is always asking for more.

If you want a healthier way to feed the crowd this year, take this tip to heart.

Be sensitive to tradionalists

Sometimes there is nothing better than the traditional whole roasted Turkey.

Really what more can you say about a beautifully roasted or Bar-B-Q Canadian Turkey on your table.

I love to try new recipes and often they become a staple at our table.

Some people want what they have always had for Holiday meals – give it to them!


Choosing to cook with Canadian turkey is a smart choice for you.

Adding that lighter twist to your meals is always welcome.

As you can see, there are many ways to Use Turkey Around the Table this Holiday Season.

Check out our newest Canadian Turkey recipe, Turkey Falafel Bites.

These are amazing and a dish you’ll want to bring along with you to holiday parties.

Food is what makes these holiday parties go ‘round, so you might as well make it the best you ca

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