Beer Cheese Broccoli (And Chicken) Soup

"This is absolutely wonderful on a cold winter day. It's very thick and rich and totally filling. Perfect as a main dish."
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  • Whisk together both jars of cheese sauce, beer and milk. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 10 minutes.
  • In a separate small pan, make the roux by melting your butter over medium-low heat and slowly adding in your flour (stirring constantly). Once nice and bubbly and well-mixed, whisk it into the sauce.
  • Then add onion, celery, and garlic. Bring to a boil, then simmer for 20 minutes.
  • Add chicken and broccoli. Simmer for 10 minutes and you are done! Serve with nice crusty bread.

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  1. Even though the directions need some fine-tuning, the soup was killer!! I scaled it down to make 1 serving, which actually made 2 servings, YAY, some for tomorrow! I didn't use Ragu for either sauces, I just made a 1/2 cup simple homemade cheese sauce (milk and velveeta), a 1/2 cup alfredo sauce, and a dab (about a 1/3 cup) of the white sauce. I then followed the lead of the other reviewer. I didn't add the chicken, but while taste-testing, I found it didn't really need it, for me anyways. It was awesome as it was, so I stopped there! Great soup!! (Mine was thick, but probably because of making my own sauces, but it was really good like that anyways! ;) ) Made for the ZWT4! :) Thanks so much! :)
  2. Wasn't altogether sure about how to proceed with this recipe, so I used already cook chicken breasts & steamed the veggies until not quite done! Then, I started with the recipe, mixing together the sauces, beer & milk, brought them almost to a boil, then turned down the heat & simmered for about 5 minutes! Started making the roux at this point, which took 5-6 minutes, carefully melting the butter then adding the flour, stirring over a medium-low heat! Added the veggies to the soup as per step 2, then the chicken & broccoli, & finally the roux, then cooked another 5 minutes or so. Very nice tasting soup, & it should have 5 stars, but the directions were a bit incomplete! [Made & reviewed while on World Tour 4 for the Germany Challenge #1 ~ Beverage Forum Challenge ~ Bier ist Nahrung]



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