Bama's Beer-Cheese Soup


© 2016 Kathy Miller. All rights reserved.  

from Myra Jeffreys

Cook carrots, celery and onion in butter in a 4-quart Dutch oven until celery and onions are transparent, about ten minutes. Stir in baking mix, paprika, black pepper and red pepper. Remove from heat. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly: boil and stir 1 minute. Reduce heat: stir in half and half, cheese and beer. Heat until cheese is melted. Serves 8 to 12. Serve with million dollar munchies (see recipe below).

1 box crackers ( 4 packs ) or 1 large bag oyster crackers
1 package dry ranch mix
1-2 teaspoons crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup canola oil

Mix ranch mix and peppers together. Add oil. Place crackers in a large bowl, pour oil mixture over the crackers. Stir gently to mix all ingredients together. Let sit for 1 hour prior to serving.

Million Dollar Munchies


3/4 cup carrots, finely chopped

1/2 cup celery, finely chopped

1/4 cup onion, finely chopped

1/2 cup butter

1 cup Bisquick baking mix

1/2 teaspoon paprika

1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper

3 cans (10 3/4 ounces each)
chicken broth

2 cups half and half

2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (8 ounces)

4 to 8 ounces of beer