Spicy Beer Cheese Soup
- 1/2 cup Hoosier Hill Farm Beer Cheese Sauce Mix
- 2 cups chicken broth
- 6 slices of bacon
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- 1 celery stalk, chopped
- 2 jalapeños, diced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp garlic minced
- 2 tbsp chopped chives
- 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Step one: In a large heavy bottomed pot, like a dutch oven, cook the bacon over medium-high heat until crispy. Remove and chop then set aside on a plate lined with paper towel. Remove any extra bacon grease from the pan, leaving about 1 tablespoon behind.
Step two: Add butter, celery, jalapeño, onion, red bell pepper and garlic and sauté for 4 to 5 minutes, until softened.
Step three: Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
Step four: After broth is boiling, remove from heat and add in Hoosier Hill Farm Beer Cheese Sauce Mix. Whisk sauce mixture until smooth.
Step five: Stir in half the bacon.
Step six: Top with the rest of bacon, chopped chives and shredded cheddar cheese. Enjoy with some toasted bread!