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.
- 5 slices thick cut bacon
- 1 sweet onion
- 1 red pepper
- 4 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
- 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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
STEP 6: Add the Cheese! 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
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!