Smoked Porter And Cheese Soup

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  1. Smoked Porter And Cheese Soup

    1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter
    1/2 cup flour
    3 cups milk
    2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) chicken broth
    5 cloves garlic, minced
    1 1/2 cups smoked beer
    1 pound sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    Freshly ground pepper
    1/2 pound smoked sausage, diced
    4 green onions, thinly sliced

    Preparation time: 15 minutes
    Cooking time: 45 minutes
    Yield: 10 servings

    "This is the recipe for my uncle's beer cheese soup that he makes at his
    restaurant," said Brian Owens of O'Fallon Brewery. His uncle, head chef at
    Ethyl's Restaurant and Smokehouse in O'Fallon, Mo., uses O'Fallon Brewery
    Smoked Porter, but any smoked beer would work.

    Combine butter and flour in a large saucepan over medium heat; cook,
    whisking, until mixture is golden, about 5 minutes. Slowly whisk in milk;
    cook, stirring, until thick, about 5 minutes. Whisk in chicken broth; add
    garlic and beer. Reduce heat to low. Cook, stirring often, 30 minutes.
    Stir in cheese; cook, stirring, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Stir
    in salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with sausage and green onions.

    Nutrition information per serving:

    431 calories, 72% of calories from fat, 34 g fat, 21 g saturated fat, 94
    cholesterol, 11 g carbohydrates, 18 g protein, 919 mg sodium, 0.5 g fiber
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