*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                              Beer Cheese Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups/Stews
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           butter
    1      cup           finely chopped celery
    1      cup           finely chopped carrots
    1      cup           finely chopped onion
    1      cup           all-purpose flour
    1      teaspoon      mustard
    8      cups          chicken broth
    1      12 oz. can    beer -- preferably flat
    2      cups          shredded Cheddar cheese
    3      tablespoons   freshly grated Parmesan cheese
                         chopped fresh parsley
 
 1. In a large soup pot over medium heat, melt butter. Add celery, carrots,
 and onion; sauté until tender but not brown. Remove vegetables with a
 slotted spoon, reserving butter in soup pot. Place vegetables into a food
 processor or blender; whirl until smooth; set aside.
 
 2. In the soup pot over medium hat, make a roux with reserved butter, flour,
 and mustard. Gradually add chicken broth, stirring constantly. Reduce heat
 to medium-low and cook 10 to 15 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture
 just comes to a gentle boil and is thickened.
 
 3. Reduce heat to low. Add beer and stir to combine. Mix in pureed
 vegetables and Cheddar cheese; simmer another 20 minutes, stirring
 occasionally, until cheese is melted. Remove from heat. Serve in soup bowls
 topped with Parmesan cheese and parsley.
 
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