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Slow Cooker Steak & Ale Cheese Soup

This steak and ale soup is so rich and full of meat and potatoes, you’ll have to decide whether it’s a soup or a stew! Made easy in your slow cooker.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 20 minutes
Course: beef, Slow Cooker, soups
Cuisine: American
Keyword: ale, Steak & Cheese Soup, steak & potatoes, steak recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 727kcal


  • 1 lb chuck or round cut in 1-inch cubes
  • 2 large potatoes cut in chunks
  • 1 stalk celery sliced
  • 1 small onion sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme -or- 1/2 tsp dehydrated
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 large garlic clove crushed
  • 1 12 oz beer or ale
  • 1/2 cup cream or evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  • Heat 1 tbs of the oil in a heavy skillet over medium heat. Mix the seasoned flour ingredients and place mixture in a plastic bag. Place the cubed meat in the bag and shake until meat is coated.
  • Place meat in hot skillet, shaking off any excess flour. Brown meat on all sides. Place browned meat in the slow cooker.
  • Return skillet to heat and add the remaining 1 tbs of oil. Saute the onions, mushrooms, garlic and celery until almost tender. Place vegetable mixture in slow cooker. Add the potato chunks to the slow cooker.
  • Pour the can of beer over the beef/vegetable mixture. Add stock cube & thyme.
  • Cover and cook on HI for 5-6 hours or LOW for 8-10 hours (I recommend cooking on HI as meat didn't break apart).
  • Turn off cooker and add cream. Stir well. Add cheese and stir again. Replace cover and let sit for about 10 minutes. Stir again and serve.
  • Makes about 4 servings.


Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 50g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 162mg | Sodium: 898mg | Potassium: 994mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 903IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 383mg | Iron: 7mg