Gluten Free Beer Cheese Soup

One of my most favorite foods in the world is Beer Cheese Soup. It's not exactly fix approved but sometimes I just have to have it.  We go to a local restaurant that makes a killer one but they hardly ever have it when I'm there. Boo! I decided to make my own after my last visit came up with no Beer Cheese Soup. My son is gluten free so I made a gluten free version. It didn't take much effort really. I was going to take a nice artistic picture along side the gluten free corn bread I made but my family devoured the soup before I could. I had the setting all planned out too. Here is what I did. Ingredients:10945029_10152662917326167_6966203370224778118_n
  • 4T butter
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 1 large yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4c gluten free all-purpose flour
  • 1 c milk
  • 1c half-and-half
  • 16 oz gluten free beer
  • 1 T Dijon mustard
  • 10 oz extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • salt & pepper to taste
Instructions:
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, melt the butter then add the carrot, onion, & garlic. Saute 10 minutes
  2. Add the flour and mixing well. Cook stirring frequently, for 3 minutes until the flour turns golden brown.
  3. Combine the milk and half-and-half. Slowly pour into flour mixture, whisking constantly until combined.
  4. Increase heat to medium high and add the beer and mustard. Bring to boil, whisking frequently until foam subsides.
  5. Simmer on low heat for 10 minutes until thick. Remove from heat and whisk in the cheese. Salt and pepper to taste.
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