Bacon, Beer and Cheese Soup

Bacon, Beer and Cheese Soup


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About this recipe: This dish has comfort food written all over it. This soup is made by combining cheese, bacon, beer and chicken stock. It's highly indulgent and is best enjoyed on those cold winter nights.


Serves: 8 

  • 5 rashers streaky bacon
  • 30g tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1 stick celery, diced
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 500ml chicken stock
  • 700ml beer
  • 450g Kraft cheese slices, unwrapped and chopped
  • 225g mature Cheddar cheese, grated
  • 2 teaspoons garlic granules

Prep:35min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:55min 

  1. Place bacon in a large, deep frying pan. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown; drain on plate lined with kitchen towels; crumble.
  2. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Cook the onion, carrot and celery in the butter until soft, 7 to 10 minutes. Add the bacon, basil, oregano and spring onions; cook and stir 2 minutes. Stir the flour into the mixture until completely dissolved. Pour in the chicken stock and beer; cook until heated through. Melt the cheeses in the mixture in small batches. Season with garlic granules and stir.

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