Beer and Cheese Soup
This soup, adapted from allrecipes.com, is good with crusty bread and a glass of cold India pale ale. Garnish with bacon crumbles, if you wish.
1 tablespoon butter
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
12-ounce bottle of beer
14-ounce can reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 cups half-and-half
2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce; stir. Add beer, and increase heat to high. Boil 3 minutes. Add stock and bring back to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Add half-and-half and cheese, stirring until heated through. Makes 6 servings.
Per serving: 320 calories, 67 percent from fat, 24 g fat (15 g saturated, 7 g monounsaturated), 74 mg cholesterol, 13.6 g protein, 9 g carbohydrates, 0.3 g fiber, 317 mg sodium.