Wisconsin Cheese and Beer Soup
This flavorful cheese soup is loaded with flavor, and smoked sausage makes it a hearty main dish soup. Serve this soup with a tossed salad for a fabulous family dinner.
In a heavy 4-quart Dutch oven, melt butter over medium heat and cook sausage
5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onions, carrots and celery and cook 5
minutes. Stir in flour, coating vegetables well. Stir in flour, coating
vegetables well. Stir in beer and broth and bring to a boil. Lower heat
and simmer until soup thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Add potatoes and
cook 10-15 minutes or until tender. Stir in milk, cheese, thyme,
Worcestershire, paprika and tomato paste. Continue stirring until cheese is
melted ans soup is smooth.
Season with salt, pepper, and Tabasco, if
desired. Garnish with scallions. Serves 6-8.
From JALI48, March, 1997
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