broccoli, cheese & Guinness soup

The Guinness in this soup adds a wonderful richness, with just a slight, yeasty, bitter edge. 

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  • 12 ounces Irish Cheddar, grated
  • 1 tablespoon Wondra flour
  • 2 cup broccoli flowerets, steamed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 medium onion, minced
  • 1 cup Guinness
  • 1/2 cup Rotelle tomatoes with chilis
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons cream (optional)
  • salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1 green onion, finely sliced, for garnish

Toss grated cheese with the flour; set aside.

In small soup pot, melt butter over medium heat. Sweat the onion with a bit of salt until tender. Add the beer, raise the heat to high and reduce to about 1/2 cup. Add tomatoes and cheese; stir to melt. Add cream if desired to achieve consistency. Stir in broccoli. Serve hot, sprinkled with green onion slices.

Serves 4.


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