Today I want to share with you MY version of a pinterest recipe, found here, that we have tweaked and made our own. The link I just embedded is not MY version of the recipe, though. I will list mine below. My boys LOVE this. The reason I changed the recipe is twofold: I like a little more liquid in my soup, as well as veggie chunks, and the boys absolutely REFUSE to eat a meatless meal. Bacon alone is not enough meat, ha! Stayton saw me cooking it the first time and said "Well I don't know what this is, but I'm about to tear it up!" Now, I know a couple of my family and friends will ask how I cook like this with a new baby....but it is really simple. During his afternoon nap I chop veggies and such. The early prep is out of the way, and once Daddy gets home to hold Jake, I get to cookin'! Ok, here is our version:
Ale and Cheddar Soup
Servings: Makes 5 servings
Total Time: 1 hour or so
Ingredients:1 package of bacon, cooked, and torn into 1-inch pieces
1/2 bag of frozen chopped onions
3 stalks of celery, diced
5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and diced
2 tsp minced garlic from jar
1 tsp fresh thyme leaves
3 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup flour
1 bottle of ale (beer)
4 cups chicken broth
3/4 cups heavy cream
1 Tbsp dijon mustard
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded
cayenne to taste
salt and pepper to taste
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded into bite-size chunks
Instructions:1. Cook the bacon however you choose, saving most of the grease. Allow to cool and tear into chunks.
8. Serve and enjoy...and those herbs you didn't use all of in the recipe? Hang to dry for next time! Save money, remember??
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