June 14, 2014

Beer Cheese Soup with Vegetables and Andouille Sausage




Some of you might know that while I live in Pennsylvania now, originally I came from Wisconsin.  I lived in Milwaukee for some 30+ years before moving here to the right coast. I love Wisconsin and miss it terribly at times. It's a beautiful State filled with amazing people and rich traditions and heritage. So, when The Foodie Blogroll announced their newest take on the 1,2,3 Cook and Snap contest would be a recipe based on "Your Most Memorable Culinary Travel Experience", I just knew I had to enter with a great recipe based on my most favorite place... Wisconsin! Land of beer, cheese and sausage!


I also created a simple Milwaukee travel guide suited to foodies of a few of my favorite Milwaukee dining establishments. You can see it here: Foodies Guide to Milwaukee. This guide is free and hosted on Buggl.com, the sponsor of this month's 1, 2, 3 Cook and Snap Contest!

I hope you enjoy this delicious soup and I'd love it if you would take the time to vote for my entry on Facebook at The Foodie Blogroll 1,2,3 Cook and Snap Contest! Thank you so very much for your support!





Beer Cheese Soup with Vegetables and Andouille Sausage
Ingredients:
1/4 cup olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup carrot, slivered
1/2 cup celery, minced
1/2 cup red/orange bell peppers, sliced into small strips
1 cup very small broccoli florets
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups chicken broth
1- 12 ounce beer ( I used
Victory Prima Pils)
16 ounces Cheddar cheese, shredded
2 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt and pepper to taste (if needed, you may omit if the cheese makes it salty enough)
1 pound Andouille sausage

Method:
1: Prepare vegetables and slice sausage into thin coins. Set aside.
2: Heat olive oil in a soup pot over medium heat.
3: In soup pot add garlic, onion, carrot, celery, red/orange peppers and broccoli, sauté until softened.
4: To soup pot with veg, add flour and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
5: Add chicken broth and beer, bringing to the boil.
6: Reduce heat to medium low and slowly add the shredded cheese while stirring.
7: Add half and half, continuing to stir while the soup thickens.
8: Add dry mustard and Worcestershire sauce. Stir. Taste. Add salt and pepper, if desired.
9. Cover soup and remove from heat, set aside.
10. Sauté Andouille sausage in a skillet until browned and hot.
11: Ladle soup into serving bowls and add Andouille sausage to the top.
12: Serve with a nice crusty bread or a simple salad and enjoy!

Makes about 8 large servings.


74 comments:

  1. Seems like something perfect for the rainy days.

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    1. It would be great for a cool rainy day... thanks for coming over and saying hello :)

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  2. This sounds and looks amazing. I am going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. I know what's for dinner now!!!! Thanks for the recipe!

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    1. Please do let me know how you liked it :)

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  4. This looks really tasty, theres a few things I would have to take out before the family would eat it.. but anything beer cheese is really good

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  5. Thanks for sharing. The only thing I use beer for is to marinate meat before grilling it, but this sounds like an interesting recipe.

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  6. That looks amazing....I bet it's very tasty as well!

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    1. Thanks Michael... it was divine :)

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  7. I've never had beer cheese soup, but it sounds interesting to try.

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  8. Sounds like a great comfort soup! Thank you for the recipe!

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    1. It's very comforting :) Thank YOU!

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  9. Wow This So Delicious I Vever Tried This One But I Need To My Family Will Love It Thank You!

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  10. looks hearty and delicious! will have to try this sometime

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  11. Looks Delicious, i will going to try one.

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  12. Oh gosh it looks and sounds fantastic my husband would love it!!!

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  13. This looks delicious. My family will love at hte next gathering.

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  14. Yum! That's the best kind of sausage!

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    1. it was delicious in this soup :) Thanks!

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  15. This looks like a really tasty soup based on its ingredients. I'm gonna love this for sure.

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  16. I have never heard of this. I love soup. I will have to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Sounds new to me. The recipe /soup is great for hangovers I guess. Not the usual mushroom or tomato soup. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. I will have to make this. I think hubby would enjoy it too.

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  19. interesting combo. What inspired it?

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    1. Living in Wisconsin for many years... WI is known as the beer, cheese and sausage state :)

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  20. Sounds like a recipe my husband would enjoy!

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  21. This sounds like such a fun recipe. It also sounds right up my husband's alley, I bet he'd love it!

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    1. I hope you try it and that he loves it :)

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  22. I first read that as beef cheese soup...yuck. But now the beer makes more sense.

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  23. A soup with beer, whew, very interesting.

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    1. its very good.... I hope you'll try it and let me know what you think :)

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  24. This looks soooooooo good i like trying new things , atleast once. This looks like it would be great for a rainy day

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    1. thank you! It would be perfect for a cold day :)

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  25. Maybe I can use this on my Spaghetti Noodles it sounds and look so yummy and the cheese and sausage reminds me of a Spaghetti sauce.

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    1. I'm sure you could! Let me know how it goes :) Thanks!

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  26. I've been wanting to make this soup but I can't locate the sausage, I'll have to substitute if I don't find it soon. What would you suggest for a suitable substitution?

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    1. Bratwurst, even Italian sausage would work in this recipe.... if smoked, all the better... but even fresh (cooked through of course) would work :)

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  27. I don't eat sausage, but the rest of this looks perfect to me. I love it!!! YUM.

    I'm voting for you ... or I'm trying to right now as soon as I post this comment. Good luck!

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  28. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! My two favorite things together, beer and cheese! There's no going wrong there!!!

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  29. I LOVE how thick you made this!
    Nice job.
    I totally love sausage, and my hubby does not. Weird right? Usually the other way around.
    Love italians sausage & peppers on a nice grilled & buttered roll. YUM!

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    1. yum me too Dawn! You could omit the sausage in his portion, seeing as I added it to the end :) Thank you!

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  30. Oh goodness this look so good. I can't wait until soup weather.

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  31. Oh my goodness this looks delicious! Nice Blog..Thanks for sharing it..
    orange media

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  32. Sherri Jo, your soup looks and sounds amazing! I love beer, cheese and sausage so I know I'd be a happy girl with a big bowl of this sitting in front of me. Good luck with the contest. Seems like you have it wrapped up, but I'm still going to try and give you a run for the money. LOL
    Renee - Kudos Kitchen

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    1. Oh Renee... I KNOW you are going to give me a run for the money :) And I wouldn't have it any other way! Good luck to you as well <3

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  33. This looks insanely delicious! Don't know if I'm too late but I'm going to go see if I can vote! Good luck!

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