Bread Bacon and Beer Soup

  • Recipe courtesy Dave Lieberman
Total Time:
23 min
Prep:
5 min
Inactive Prep:
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Cook:
18 min
Yield:
4 to 6 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 2 slices bacon
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, plus 4 more sprigs for garnish
  • 1 (12-ounce) bottle pilsner beer
  • 1 quart chicken stock
  • 3 slices rye bread, torn
  • Salt and white pepper
  • 1 cup grated white Cheddar (about 4 ounces)

Directions

Fry bacon until crisp, remove and reserve. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, sweat the onion, butter, and thyme leaves until tender, about 8 minutes. Add beer, stock, and bread. Simmer 10 minutes. Puree with an immersion blender. Season with salt and pepper. Garnish with cheese, bacon and fresh thyme sprigs.

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