Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cheddar Ale and Bratwurst Soup

Cheddar Ale and Bratwurst Soup

1C yellow onion
2 cloves garlic
4C potatoes (optional)
1/2C carrot
1/4 tsp ground pepper
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dry mustard
10oz aged or sharp cheddar
1 tbsp butter
16-19oz Bratwurst
4C chicken broth
12oz ale
1C heavy cream
1/2C flour

To your slow cooker add chopped onion, minced garlic, shredded and chopped carrots and optional potatoes. If using potatoes, peel and slice into 1 inch cubes. Sprinkle with seasonings and shredded cheese. Pour in chicken broth and beer. Cover and begin cooking for 4 hours on high, or 8 on low.

Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium high heat melt butter. Add whole bratwurst, searing on each side. Remove, slicing into 1/2 inch discs. Return to skillet to sear on each side. Remove and slice each disc in half. Carefully add to slow cooker. Cover and continue cooking.
In your last 30 minutes of cooking, remove 1/2 cup liquid to a large bowl. To it add flour and heavy cream. Stir well. Return to slow cooker giving a good stir and replacing cover to finish cooking.

Serve hot.


  1. Oh. Mah. Gawd. That looks so freaking delicious!

    1. It kinda makes the house smell like a fart, but it is worth it because it was delicious!