after this past weekend’s beautiful weather, it’s back to cold again. & rainy for an added bonus.
here’s an easy & tasty soup to brighten your day! a little bit creamy, a little bit cheesy & with beer! because we don’t pass up an opportunity to put beer in food! (although I would go with something a little less high gravity than the old skool barleywine we poured in there…..it was a little much.)
adapted from elly says opa!
2 Tbsp. butter
2 lbs. yellow or vidalia onions, cut in half and then into slices
1 qt. beef broth/stock
salt and a good amount of freshly ground black pepper
1 1/4 cups half and half
1 tasty beer
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1. heat the butter in a dutch oven or other heavy bottomed pot, over medium low heat. add the onions & stir to make sure they all get coated with butter. cook until golden brown, about 25-30 minutes, stirring occasionally. keep it on medium low, & be patient (i’m saying that for me more so than you) so you don’t burn your onions.
2. add beef broth & beer. season with salt & pepper. bring to a boil & simmer for 30 minutes.
3. after 30 minutes, add the half & half & cheese & stir until the cheese melts. check the seasoning & serve.