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Monday, September 24, 2012

Beer and Potato Chowder

This was delish.  I often find potato soup to be a little bland.  The beer made such a difference and really added a kick and a unique flavor that I loved.  A lot depends on the beer you use...I used Stella Artois.  Enjoy

3lbs potatoes peeled and quartered
1 12 ounce beer of your choice
1 12 ounce chicken broth/stock
1 cup chopped carrots
1 tbs garlic
salt and pepper to taste
1 block cream cheese
crumbled bacon
shredded Cheddar (optional)

Place the potatoes and carrots in the crock with the beer and broth.  Add the garlic and salt and pepper.  Cook on low for 4-6 hours or until potatoes are tender.  Mash potatoes to your liking.  Add cream cheese and cook on low until thoroughly mixed....make sure you stir every once in a while.  I did this for about 30 minutes.  Garnish with bacon and cheese.  Enjoy.

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