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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.
- 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