Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 c Finely chopped bacon

  2. 1/2 Green bell pepper, chopped -fine

  3. 1/2 c Chopped celery

  4. 1/2 md Onion, chopped fine

  5. 2/3 c Flour

  6. 1 Stick butter

  7. 3 qt Milk

  8. 1 Pimiento, drained and -chopped

  9. 1 c Chicken bouillon

  10. 1/2 ts Garlic powder

  11. 1 1/2 lb Cheddar cheese, grated

  12. 1/2 lb Provolone cheese, grated

  13. 1/2 c Beer

  14. 1/4 c Chopped parsley

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Salt and pepper to taste Cook bacon until crisp, remove from pan and reserve. In about 3/4 tsp) (2 oz.) of the bacon drippings, saute bell pepper, onion and celery. Make a roux by mixing flour and butter over a warm burner of the stove. When it starts to brown, add milk slowly, mixing all the while. Add the mixture of sauted vegetables, bacon, pimiento, bouillon, and garlic powder. Heat over medium heat. (High will scorch milk). When the milk mixture reaches a medium temperature, add the cheeses and stir until cheeses liquefy. Add beer to the soup. Reduce heat to simmer and simmer uncovered for 20 minutes. Just before removing soup from stove, mix in parsley for color. Add salt and pepper to taste. Freezes well. Makes 1 gallon or 10 servings. Source: Kelly's Restaurant, in The Orlando Sentinel, 10/24/91 Posted by Cindy Tarsi. Courtesy of Fred Peters.


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