It is no secret how much I love soup. A lot of my posts revolve around soup and what the weather is like. In my opinion, a great soup is some of the best comfort food you can find. So on cold or hot days, for lunch or dinner and yes at times breakfast (I know how weird that sounds) I will always be up for a nice bowl of soup.
2 tablespoons plus 2 tsp olive oil, keep separate
1 yellow onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/3 cup flour all-purpose
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
1 oz lager (I used Sam Adams)
½ cup heavy cream
4 oz mild cheddar, shredded
4 oz aged Gouda, shredded
Salt and pepper
1 lb kielbasa sausage cut into pieces
Heat your olive oil in a large pot
Add onion and cook until it is soft but not browned.
Add your butter and stir it until it has melted
Beer time! Wisk in your beer, broth and cream and bring it to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for about 12 minutes (whisking occasionally)
Make sure your cheese is melted all the way through.
You can now leave the soup as is or put it in the blender to smooth it out, your choice
Season with salt and pepper
Score the sausage and cut into about 6 pieces.
Heat your olive oil and add the sausage.
Cook until browned – about 10 minutes