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Hearty Brew and Cheese Soup

Yield 9 (1-cup) servings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups diced smoked ham
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
  • 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 1 (10 1/2-ounce) can condensed chicken broth, divided
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1 (12-ounce) can beer
  • 1 (16-ounce) loaf process cheese spread, cubed
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Nutrition Information

  • calories 357
  • caloriesfromfat 68 %
  • fat 26.8 g
  • satfat 12.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 16.5 g
  • carbohydrate 12.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 75 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 1262 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Saute ham, onion, and celery in margarine in a Dutch oven over medium heat until vegetables are tender.

  2. Measure 1/4 cup chicken broth, and set aside. Add remaining broth, half-and-half, beer, and cheese to ham mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until cheese melts.

  3. Combine reserved 1/4 cup broth and flour in a small bowl; stir until smooth. Add flour mixture to mixture in pan, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened.

Light and Luscious