Not even close to what I was expecting. Ask for 4 cups of water, way too much if you are using 2 beer. Taste is good but beer cheese soup should be thick not watery. I would recommend you try another recipe as this was far below expectations. Go Packers!!!
This was delicious! When it came time to add the beer and chicken stock to the pot, I also threw in a handful of croutons and let them cook into the soup...it really gave it a nice touch. Lastly, once soup is served into bowls, I recommend stirring in a splash of beer and then sprinkling parmesan cheese over the soup before serving...it really enhances the flavors! If you think the soup is going to be too thin, or you don't feel it looks creamy enough, try this trick: Pour half of the soup from the pot into a blender, add some parmesan cheese and blend it for a few seconds. Then return the blended half of soup back into the pot and stir it up...you'll find the concoction to be creamier.
I used a hefeweisen and I think that was a great choice as it wasn't overpowering. I only used 2 pints of chicken stock and thought the consistency was just right.
Cheesy and delicious. The texture was just right; not too thin or too thick. I used lager beer and sharp cheddar cheese. I offered several different garnishes such as croutons, scallions, bacon pieces and chopped tomatoes so each person could personalize their bowl. Thanx for sharing!
I really like this soup. I've been making this for several years based on a recipe submitted by Varpu Mikkonen in my Our Best Home Cooking cookbook from the House of Finland in San Diego, California. And yes, this is credited to the Coburg Inn of Coburg, Oregon. The only difference between this recipe and the one in my book is that my book calls for 1/4 teaspoon MSG, which I'd omit anyway! Thanks, Lavender Lynn, for posting this for me! And I love your history behind it!
This is a very tasty soup,that is easily made with the absolute minimum of fuss and effort.It has very bold flavours that work very well together (as my DH said,two of his favourite things together in one bowl can't be bad!). I was a little concerned at first,about the amount of liquid going into it,fearing that it would be a really thin soup-but it thickened beautifully while simmering,and was just right. Thanks Lavender Lynn. Made for Photo Tag.
This hearty soup is a real crowd pleaser. We loved the combination of the dry mustard, beer and cheese. Very flavorful and comforting. The extra added bonus is that it is easy to make too. Great recipe, Lavender Lynn.