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Old 10-22-2015, 10:59 PM   #1
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Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup

As requested:
4 to 6 small broccoli heads, cleaned and cut up, can include stems
1 onion, chopped
1 big handful baby carrots, shredded or rough chopped (or any regular carrots)
1 box low fat chicken stock (I used Kirkland)
1T Better Than Bouillon Chicken Stock (or whatever else you might have)
2 cups water
1 can/bottle of beer (I used Sam Adams, whatever you have on hand is fine)
2 bay leaves
1 tsp dried thyme
1/4 lb Velveeta, chunked
2 cups cheap shredded sharp cheddar
Shake of hot sauce (optional)

I roasted the cut up broccoli on a sheet pan after tossing it with olive oil and salt and pepper at 450 for 20 minutes, or until some of it turned crusty brown. Put into a big pot along with the chicken broth, onion, chopped carrots, water, BTB, bay leaves, and thyme. Simmer for awhile on stovetop.


Add in Velveeta, turn heat to low. Pour in beer. Add sharp shredded cheddar. Stir a lot. Take out bay leaves. Salt and pepper to taste. Shake of hot sauce if you like.


I used the boat motor just enough to leave the soup slightly chunky.

This is as best as I can remember!
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:27 PM   #2
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Mmmm...sounds good, Dawg. I love the idea of adding roasted broccoli.
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Old 10-22-2015, 11:36 PM   #3
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Thanks, Cheryl! It really did add an extra flavor dimension.
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Old 10-23-2015, 02:09 AM   #4
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Thanks, Dawg! Any week now, one of the stores around me will be having broccoli for 99 cents - and then cheap me will be fixing this soup. Love the fact that you specify cheap cheese and Velveeta! Love me my Velveeta.

We seem to have too many bottles of Guinness - bought it for Black & Tans, then kept drinking the Smithwick's. : Do you think it would work, or be too strong? We do like it in French Onion soup.
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Thanks, Dawg!!

I've been making a broccoli and cheese soup, but never thought of adding beer! I like beer to cook with.

I'll definitely be trying this soon.
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Old 10-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #6
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Thanks ladies! CG, I think Guinness would work fine, add to taste, you may not need the whole bottle.
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Just a thought - as long as you are roasting the broccoli, why not roast the carrots and onion along with it?
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Old 10-23-2015, 10:33 AM   #8
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That would work! I actually thought about it, but I was using my toaster oven to roast the broccoli, and had to do it in two shifts, so there wasn't enough room in the pan.
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This sounds wonderful. Maybe use up some of the beer hanging around.
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Old 10-23-2015, 01:05 PM   #10
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Thanks, PF! Um, what's leftover beer?
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Broccoli Beer Cheese Soup As requested: 4 to 6 small broccoli heads, cleaned and cut up, can include stems 1 onion, chopped 1 big handful baby carrots, shredded or rough chopped (or any regular carrots) 1 box low fat chicken stock (I used Kirkland) 1T Better Than Bouillon Chicken Stock (or whatever else you might have) 2 cups water 1 can/bottle of beer (I used Sam Adams, whatever you have on hand is fine) 2 bay leaves 1 tsp dried thyme 1/4 lb Velveeta, chunked 2 cups cheap shredded sharp cheddar Shake of hot sauce (optional) I roasted the cut up broccoli on a sheet pan after tossing it with olive oil and salt and pepper at 450 for 20 minutes, or until some of it turned crusty brown. Put into a big pot along with the chicken broth, onion, chopped carrots, water, BTB, bay leaves, and thyme. Simmer for awhile on stovetop. Add in Velveeta, turn heat to low. Pour in beer. Add sharp shredded cheddar. Stir a lot. Take out bay leaves. Salt and pepper to taste. Shake of hot sauce if you like. I used the boat motor just enough to leave the soup slightly chunky. This is as best as I can remember! 3 stars 1 reviews
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