Beer and Cheddar Soup


6 servings
30 minutes


1/4 cup (50 mL) butter
1/3 cup (75 mL) finely chopped carrots
1/2 cup (125 mL) finely chopped onions
1/3 cup (75 mL) flour
1/2 tsp (2 mL) paprika
1/2 tsp (2 mL) dry mustard
1 bottle (341 mL) beer
1 cup (250 mL) chicken broth
2 cups (500 mL) shredded Canadian Cheddar
1 cup (250 mL) whipping cream (35%), whipped
1/4 tsp (1 mL) Tabasco sauce
Salt and pepper to taste


1. In a large saucepan, melt butter and cook carrots and onions until soft.

2. Sprinkle vegetables with flour, stir in and cook over medium-low heat for 3 to 4 minutes. Do not brown. Stir in paprika, mustard, beer and chicken broth. Purée in blender. Stir in cheese. Bring to boil and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

3. Fold in whipped cream. Add Tabasco sauce, salt and pepper. Can be reheated, but do not boil.