Bacon Cheddar Beer Soup in Bread Bowls

Mar 03, 2006 by Kathleen "Insparkle" Drozdowski | 0 Comments| Share it:   

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Today we’re making bacon cheddar cheese beer soup in bread bowls! Also, I’m only making a half batch today since we’re on diets, and this isn’t very diet friendly. The ingredients below are for a full batch, however, with six servings.

Bacon Cheddar Beer Soup in Bread Bowls


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: ~30 mins.
  • Serves: 2

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  • 1/4 lb. smoked bacon finely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion cut into 1/4 in. pieces
  • 1/2 cup celery finely sliced
  • 1/2 cup carrots finely chopped
  • 3 TB all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 12 oz. white cheddar or sharp cheddar (grated)
  • 3 dashes Tabasco
  • 1/2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 cup beer room temperature
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 TB chives thinly sliced

Step 1

My original idea was to make a bacon bread bowl for bacon cheese soup, but I wanted to concentrate on the soup, so I went with the lovely multi-grain bread dough they sell at Publix. Either make your favorite bread dough or purchase some, and divide a 1lb loaf worth into two halves. I always let my Publix dough rise and warm up a bit before doing anything with it.


Step 2

Cut up the onions, celery, carrots and bacon.


Step 3

I'm going to make the bread bowls ahead of time, so I can concentrate on the soup. I sometimes have issues with cheese soups, so I have to be careful. Once the bread bowls are done, cook the bacon in a medium to large soup pot, with a little oil to get things going. Once the bacon has cooked down a bit but not browned, add the onions, celery and carrots and cook until the onion is translucent and bacon is brown and crispy. Add the flour and cook for 2-3 minutes until the floury taste is gone. (I like Wondra for things like this, since I rarely bake and I don't get lumps) Slowly add in the milk and stock, whisking well to make sure there are no lumps. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Here's the fun part: remove from heat, and stir in the cheese, Tabasco, Worcestershire, and beer. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Step 4

Cut holes in the bread bowls.


Step 5

Ladle in the bacon cheddar beer soup. I like to let mine sit for a bit to soak up the soup. Sprinkle with chives or green onions. I only have green onions today, so that's what we're going with.

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