Brats and Beer Cheddar Chowder

"Rich, cheesy and delicious!! Perfect for tailgating the Super Bowl!"
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  • In small saucepan, boil potatoes til tender, drain, set aside.
  • Meanwhile, in a large saucepan, heat the butter over medium heat.
  • Add onion, carrot and shallots; reduce heat to medium-low.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, for about 10-15 minutes, or until onion is very soft and golden brown. Add garlic during last 5 minutes.
  • In a large screwtop jar, mix broth and flour, shaking until smooth.
  • Stir into onion mixture.
  • Add milk, caraway seeds, and pepper. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes, or until thickened, stirring frequently.
  • Gradually stir in cheese, mustard and horseradish, reduce heat to low.
  • Cook and stir until cheese melts, but do not boil.
  • Stir in brats, 12 oz. beer, and potatoes.
  • Cook, stirring frequently, until heated through. *You can add a little of the beer from cooking the brats if desired. See note below.
  • Garnish with additional shredded cheese, if desired.
  • Garnish with a sprinkling of cayenne or paprika if desired.
  • Makes 4-6 main-dish servings.
  • *Note: When cooking the brats: First brown in pan with just a bit of oil, then add 1 cup beer and simmer til done. Remove brats from beer and cut and slice. *Save beer broth to add to pot, as much or little as you like, for thickness.

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  1. Likkel
    This soup had wonderful flavor and we've made it twice! Tonight we had an unexpected guest arrive just before dinner, so I doubled the potatoes and butter and found that we really like it that was too! It made a nice, hearty soup that made at least 6 generous servings. Thanks for sharing this great recipe!
  2. Chef Menel
    Made this last night as we needed something warm and filling and we all loved it! Hearty with lots of flavors and the caraway seed was an inspired addition. :)
  3. Mom2Rose
    ZWT4: Delicious!!! I love the kick that the mustard and horseradish give to this! YUM!!
  4. Galley Wench
    Boy, this is a hearty chowder!! It put a big smile on DH's face . . .all his favorites! The only thing I did differently is used about 12 oz. of cheese and only one bottle of beer. Worked out perfectly! Thanks Kelly!
  5. Pot Scrubber
    I loved this recipe! A very hearty "manly" soup! Spicy with sharp flavors. I only had two brats left over from a cookout so I diced those up added about three cups of small steamed broccoli florets to the mix and it didn't hurt one bit! The mustard and horseradish make this dish special.


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