Jalapeno Beer Cheddar Soup
1 small onion, chopped 1 – ½ cups light or heavy cream
2 large pimentos, chopped (optional) 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2-3 tablespoon Jalapeno Gold (minced)
1 – ½ cups chicken stock (add more if desired)
3 tablespoons butter ½ tablespoon each of salt and pepper
3 tablespoons of beer (optional) ½ teaspoons garlic powder
In a saucepan, sauté onion and pimentos in butter for 5 to 7 minutes. Blend or whisk in flour until thick. Add stock, beer, cream, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Cook about 5 minutes more until it begins to thicken. Add cheese and Jalapeno Gold until melted. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
Serving suggestions: Crackers
Toasted French Bread
Notes: Try topping a baked potato, adding chopped tomatoes, bacon, or chives.
Mix entire soup recipe with your favorite chili and pour over fries for chili cheese fries.