Bacon, Beer, and Cheese…like OMG. It’s Beer Cheese Soup! #Letscookbruh

Okay Bro!

I get it – it’s easy to order pizza, Chinese, and burritos from seamless on rotation – you’ve even got them queued up for 1-click to your door. BUT – if you have a little extra time on your hands, are looking to save cash, want to impress your girl, and eat something a little better than 2 Bros….I’ve got some serious BRO recipes for you right here on omg Let’s BBQ!  

Today’s recipe involves beer, cheese, and bacon – definitely BRO worthy ingredients right? This is my recipe for a bangin’ beer cheese soup – perfect for enjoying some football while crushing beers with your bros.

Beer Cheese Soup

Ingredients:

  • 5 slices thick cut bacon 
  • sweet onion
  • red pepper
  • garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsps unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 2 cups beer (I used shock top)
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 ozs sharp white cheddar 
  • 4 ozs sharp yellow cheddar 
  • 4 ozs jack cheese
  • handful of cilantro
  • pepper
  • salt
  • 2 Round Loaves of sourdough for bread bowl

 10 Step Instructions:

 STEP 1: Making Bread Bowls

Take a serrated knife, cut around the top in a circle and remove. Keep the top for later.

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Make sure its deep enough
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 2: Prepare your vegetables

Mince up that pepper, onion, and garlic cloves. I use a food processor, but you can use a chef’s knife or invest in one of those convenient food choppers that cost around $20. Throw the ingredients in a strainer to reduce some of the water.

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STEP 3: Prepare your cheese

You can buy cheese in blocks like I did and use a grater, or go about this the BRO way and buy shredded cheese from the grocery store.

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3 types of cheese – sharp cheddar, white cheddar, and pepper jack

Rub it on the grater #thatswhatcheesesaid

Rub it on the grater until there’s nothing left #thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 4: Ready the Bacon

Take a large stock pot, turn up the heat to medium, and throw in 5 slabs of bacon, chopped into 1 inch by 1 inch bites. Feel free to cook more than 5 – you can’t ever have enough bacon. Once it’s cooked, take the bacon out and drain on a paper towel – be sure to leave some of that awesome grease in the pot to build a base of bacony-flavor for the soup!

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Thick cut #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Hell yeah BRO!

STEP 4: Cook the Veggies, add butter and flour

Toss in your garlic, pepper, and onions. Let these cook until transluscent bro. (about 8 mins). Then toss in the butter, and once that’s melted – throw in the flour and stir.

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STEP 5: Get your bread bowl ready

Take your bread bowl and put some olive oil on the inside of the bowl, and on the underside of the top. Throw it in the oven at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes or until the bread has hardened. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Oil it up and throw it in the oven until its hard
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STEP 5: Add BEER! (2 cups). Let the alcohol cook off (about 5 mins.)  After, toss in the half and half. It helps to make it creamy. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Bro its beer in food, omg

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Helps make it creamy
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STEP 6: Add the Cheese! Put it in nice and slow. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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put it in nice and slow
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 9: Add about half the bacon back to the soup, and stir. 

Toss in some salt, pepper, maybe even some crushed red pepper to make it hot. #thatswhatcheesesaid

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Stir it up, make it melt
#thatswhatcheesesaid

STEP 10: Serve it!

Fill up your breadbowl, add remaining bacon to the top and garnish with a handful of cilantro. Serve with a side salad and a craft brew BRO!

Beer Cheese Soup

This is amazing bro

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Forget Spoons, Forks and Knives. The Dipr Is The Only Utensil You’ll Ever Need

oreo dipper tool

Milk and cookies go together like blankets on pigs. Yesterday I was informed of what appears to be the biggest breakthrough in food since Hot Pockets were invented. Introducing, the Dipr. A lightweight, easy tool to hold tool that will hold an Oreo while dipping it in milk. A simple & easy to use design. Maybe it’s from the same designers as Ikea furniture? Who knows. Check out the video below.

And a great action shot from a co-worker…

Thanks to @Frohli for this find. He claims it was “recommended” to him on Amazon. I think he just pressed some random keys in the search box to see what came up. Can’t bash him for that – it’s a great find.

Wanna buy it?  The Dipr The Ultimate Cookie Spoon 5 Color Spoons in the Package on Amazon

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Never Eat Cold Pizza Again..Make A Pizza Pocket With This Easy Trick

Everyone has great food tips and tricks. One of my favorite places to find them is on Reddit’s FoodHacks subreddit. I’m constantly browsing Reddit for the best tips and tricks to test out in my kitchen. I’ll post some of my favorites in a new section here on OMG Let’s BBQ called Food Hacks.

DIY Pizza Pocket

The first hack comes from Reddit user J_Kenji_Lopez-Alt. All too often I wake up after a long night out with cold pizza. As you all know, pizza is a way of life in New York and it’s one of the few places open after 4am. The problem with pizza that’s leftover in the fridge is heating it back up.

I’m sure all of us rely on the microwave to re-heat all types of food, including pizza. The problem is that the pizza dough gets very tough to eat.

Do you have a waffle maker? All you need to do it fold the slice into a triangle and heat it up for a few minutes. BOOM. A pizza pocket!

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