Here is a very easy and delicious recipe for some Sausage and Cheddar Beer Soup. Perfect for those cold night when you are looking to warm yourself up.
14-16 ounces beef smoked sausage, halved and sliced
4 cups chicken stock
12 ounce bottle of beer (optional – can substitute extra chicken stock)
1 1/2 cup chopped carrots
1 1/2 cup chopped celery
1 1/2 cup chopped onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sea salt, more to taste
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 cup heavy cream
8 ounces cream cheese
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
Heat the slow cooker on the high setting. Saute 1/2 cup of carrots, onions and celery in a pan with butter for 5-8 minutes until softened.
To the slow cooker add the sauteed onions, peppers and celery. Also add the sausage, beef stock, beer, carrot, celery, onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, sea salt, and pepper. Cook on high for 3-4 hours.
Add the heavy cream, cream cheese and cheddar cheese. Stir until there are no longer any clumps of cream cheese. Using a whisk will help this process along.
Taste to see if more salt and pepper is desired. Cook for another 30-45 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Watch my video below where I show you how to make this recipe, step by step.