Smoked Sausage Beer Cheese Soup

"Cheesy, a bit zippy sausage soup."
photo by Swan Valley Tammi photo by Swan Valley Tammi
photo by Swan Valley Tammi
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  • In a large saucepan boil potatoes in water until they start to get tender.
  • Add onions, salt, sausage, black pepper, cayenne pepper and beer.
  • Simmer until potatoes are completely tender.
  • Add half and half and cheese and simmer until cheese melts (Add thickener if you prefer, flour, corn starch, or instant mashed potatoes).

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  1. Cincichic
    I added 2 celery ribs and 2 carrots and sauteed them with the onion. Then I added the diced potatoes and 1 cup chicken stock. Once the potatoes were soft, I used the potato masher to mash about half of the mixture. This gave the soup a thicker teture without using flour. Towards the end, i added 1/4 teaspean of tumeric and a dash of hot sauce. The soup had great texture and depth. I'd definitely do this one again.
  2. Swimfrog05
    Made a double batch for a work luncheon. Turned out a little too salty (probably from the andouille sausage I chose). Added a generous pinch of brown sugar to tone down the salt and enhance the beer flavor - worked like a charm! And ditto to other comments about using a dark beer. I love cooking with beer, and this soup needs that rich, deep flavor that a stout or very dark lager will give.
  3. CareyLee
    This was a wonderful soup for a chilly night. The one thing I did do is add a little instant potato because I wanted it thicker, but besides that it was perfect!
  4. Fatty Matty Brewing
    A Super filling and flavorful beer cheese soup that will keep you asking for seconds. Because of the dark stout beer, this soup takes on a great flavor that everyone will love - especially the kids. A good variation on this recipe is to add half more potatoes and put them through the blender which will make this recipe much thicker and creamier. Also try adding 1/2 more beer which will make this soup take on a more powerful flavor. Using a stout beer is very important as this style of beer does not have a lot of bitter hoppy flavors which does not work to compliment this beer cheese soup.
  5. Swan Valley Tammi
    This tastes very similar to my beer cheese soup (posted here) and I think a combination of the two recipes would be incredible. The potatoes and sausage in this soup were really good and I'd definitley keep them if I tried the combination. I missed the onion-y flavour of my recipe, but I wonder if I just expected this to taste more like mine -- but then, what would the point be of trying something new, right?



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