Cheddar, Beer, and Kielbasa Soup

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READY IN: 1hr 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large pot, heat oil over medium heat.
  • Add sausage and saute until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes.
  • Remove with a slotted spoon to a plate lined with paper towels; set aside.
  • Add butter to the pot and heat until melted.
  • Add onions and pepper; saute until onions are slightly caramelized, about 10 minutes.
  • Add garlic and saute for 1 minute.
  • Sprinkle with flour and saute for 2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in stock, beer, and thyme; bring to a boil, stirring often.
  • Decrease heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30 minutes.
  • Discard thyme sprigs.
  • Add cheese, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring with a wooden spoon after each addition until cheese is melted and soup is smooth.
  • Do not let boil.
  • Add reserved sausage.
  • Remove from heat, taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Ladle into heated bowls and garnish with parsley and croutons (if desired).
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