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Super Cheesy Beer Cheese Soup with Chorizo

This decadent beer-cheese soup is extra cheesy and flavored with peppers and Cajun seasonings, then topped with crumbled chorizo for explosive flavor. Here is the recipe.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 860kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 1 large red sweet pepper chopped
  • 4 small yellow potatoes chopped
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups pale ale beer - you can sub in a light beer
  • 12-16 ounces cheddar cheese shredded – or try a combination of cheeses, like goat cheese, pepper jack, etc.
  • 4 ounces cooked chorizo for topping

Instructions

  • Heat a large pot to medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion, peppers and potatoes. Cook 6-7 minutes to soften.
  • Add Cajun seasonings and flour. Mix well. Cook a couple minutes, then add butter. Melt and stir. Cook a couple minutes to allow the roux to darken slightly.
  • Add beer and stir. Cook a few minutes, stirring a bit, until it thickens slightly.
  • Add cheeses a few ounces at a time, stirring often, until all of the cheese is incorporated and of soup consistency. If it is too thick, add a bit of chicken stock to thin.
  • Serve into bowls and top with a bit of chorizo.

Nutrition

Calories: 860kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 56g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 1072mg | Potassium: 1304mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 3950IU | Vitamin C: 68.5mg | Calcium: 801mg | Iron: 9.2mg