I first talked about this soup here.
I have to admit, was not real eager to try this soup. I can not stand the taste of beer. PERIOD! It doesn't take much in a recipe for me to be able to taste it. With that being said, the soup wasn't bad. I would try it with ginger ale next time though.
Before I tell you what I thought of the soup I need to be fair and tell you about some changes I made to the recipe.
First, the recipe tells you to cook the bacon just to render out the fats, not to make crispy. I did not render out enough of the fats and in fact next time, I would cook the bacon until it IS crispy. I don't like limp bacon, I like my bacon extra crispy.
Second, I TOTALLY forgot to cook down the onions and celery before adding the flour! Ummmm......ooops!
So my bacon was limp and my veggies were crispy! HAHA!
Next, I am not on a budget to be able to purchase "Aged White Cheddar" so good ol Yellow Sharp Cheddar it was!
I did NOT add one tablespoon salt! Oh my word! That is a TON of salt! Especially when your cheese is salty and half the other ingredients have a ton of sodium in them. I added one TEASPOON and I thought that was too much, I also don't add salt to anything I cook (most of the time, there are some exceptions) so next time I think I will cut it down to 1/2tsp.
I also thought there was far too much pepper.
SO! After all of that.....my review.....
This is a REALLY good soup! My very picky 5 year old LOVED it, my husband LOVED it, I didn't LOVE it so much. I think after I make the adjustments I want to make I will LOVE it also.
I can't wait to try the real thing!