Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Start to Finish: 30 mins
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Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup
Ingredients
1/2
cup finely chopped onion
1/2
cup butter or margarine
1
teaspoon dry mustard
1
teaspoon paprika
1/8
teaspoon ground red pepper
4
cups milk
1
12 ounce can beer
1
10 1/2 ounce can condensed chicken broth
10
slices bacon, crisp-cooked, drained, and crumbled
 
Popcorn (optional)
Directions
  1. In a 4-quart saucepan, cook onion in hot butter or margarine until onion is tender. Stir in flour, mustard, paprika, and red pepper. Gradually stir in milk, beer, and broth. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Reduce heat and stir in cheese until smooth. Stir in bacon. Ladle into bowls; top with popcorn, if desired. Makes 8 servings.
From the Test Kitchen
Test kitchen tip:

For a lighter soup, substitute 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese for the 3 cups sharp cheddar, and 6 slices turkey bacon for the 10 slices bacon. Also use low-fat milk and light beer.

Dietary exchanges:

1 starch, 1 high-fat meat, 1 milk, 3 fat.

Nutrition Facts (Beer Cheese and Bacon Soup)
    Per serving:
  • 469 kcal cal.,
  • 31 g fat
  • (14 g sat. fat,
  • 76 mg chol.,
  • 1186 mg sodium,
  • 27 g carb.,
  • 1 g fiber,
  • 16 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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