Psst... We're working on the next generation of Chowhound! View >
HOME > Chowhound > Home Cooking >
Aug 7, 2007 12:03 PM

Beer Cheese Soup

Ok, I hate to admit this, but it times of comfort and need, I turn to my midwest college experience and crave beer cheese soup goodness. I am looking for a recipe, one that doesn't have veggies or meat thrown in, but is sheer cheesy and beer goodness with great flavor. Please help a girl that is in need of comfort food. Kick boxing doesn't always cut it....nor yoga. Sometimes I just need a homecooked meal.

  1. Click to Upload a photo (10 MB limit)
  1. Beer and cheese are the main ingredients of Welsh rabbit (welsh rarebit); it may be too rich to eat as a soup but you should look at some recipes and see if you like any of them.

    1 Reply
    1. re: digkv

      I like welsh rarebit at local pubs, but have never been so inspired to make it although I too have looked at recipes for it....another goodie. I am still looking for the soup - less carbs- burn off the beer.

    2. Name: Uncle Barney's Beer-Cheddar Cheese Soup
      Serves: 5
      Source: Minneapolis Star


      2 pounds Cheddar cheese, cubed finely
      1 quart water
      8 oz beer
      2 chicken bouillon cubes
      1 tablespoon chives
      Dash Worcestershire sauce
      Salt & pepper to taste


      Simmer all ingredients in a double boiler for 30 minutes, stiring
      occasionally with a wire whisk. Season to taste with salt & pepper.

      Serve with unsalted & unbuttered popcorn sprinkled lightly on top of soup;

      1 Reply
      1. re: Gail

        Thank you! Exactly what I was looking for in fact when I was in Minneapolis for work last year someone asked me to find some in a can. Grazi!

      2. I tried Rachel Ray's recepie just last night and was very good. It did have carrots but you don't have to use them. IT called for Dos Equis. Its in her most recent issue of Everyday. Hope you like and it was very easy to make!

        1. Here's the recipe my step-family gave to me. It's not as good as the Grainery's was, but it's pretty dang good! Also quite easy to make since it's a crock pot recipe.

          1 lb Velvetta cheese - cubed
          2 cans cream of ______ soup (I use cream of potato or cream of chicken)
          10 oz cheap beer. (avoid expensive beer... it doesn't make it taste right)
          1 Tablespoon Worchestershire sause
          1 Teaspoon Paprika

          Place all ingredients into a crock pot and cook on high for 2 hours, stirring often. Tastes wonderful with fresh bread or croutons.

          *from another midwesterner who has been displaced to the east coast*

          1. This is from a long gone restaurant in Dallas called Baby Doe's Matchless Mine Co.
            This soup was locally famous and I've made it many times. It is excellent.

            8 c Milk
            2 ts Tabasco sauce
            4 ts Worcestershire sauce
            4 tb Chicken base
            16 oz Cheeze Whiz
            6 tb Cornstarch
            1/3 c Water
            1 c Beer
            1/8 ts MSG
            Cayenne pepper

            Combine milk, Tabasco, Worcestershire, chicken base, &
            MSG. Bring to a boil, stirring regularly.

            Add Cheeze Whiz, after warming in hot water or in
            microwave. Mix in well.

            Dissolve cornstarch completely in the water. Add to
            soup, which should thicken immediately. Reduce heat a
            bit and stir in beer.

            To serve, ladle into bowls and dust with cayenne