Capitalize on the craft beer trend by calling out the brew you use. Cheddar cheese sauce blended with craft beer and topped with caramelized BBQ onions and pretzel croutons for a cravable starter. Could also be called Ale Cheddar Soup.
|1/2 gal||Hot water (180°-190°F)|
|1 bag||Foothill Farms® Cheese Sauce Mix (#094T)|
|18 oz||Beer, Pale Ale (or beer of your choice)|
|2 c||Diced yellow onion, sauteed|
|3 Tbsp||BBQ sauce|
|2 3/4 c||Pretzels, hard, broken into pieces|
In a stockpot, pour in hot water. Add contents of Cheese Sauce Mix into water while vigorously stirring with a wire whisk. Continue stirring until mix is dissolved and sauce is smooth.
Add beer to cheese sauce. Whisk to combine. Reserve hot (never boil).
In a separate container, combine onions and BBQ sauce. Reserve warm.
For each order: Ladle 8 oz hot soup into soup bowl. Garnish with 1 Tbsp of caramelized BBQ onions and 2 heaping Tbsp of pretzel croutons.
Note: Can also use Foothill Farms Cheese Sauce Mix #088T and #105T. They are the same formula, just different pack size. Simply double the amount of water, beer, onions, BBQ sauce and pretzels used.