Beer And Cheese Potato Chowder

  • 2 lbs (6 med) russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 med onion, chopped
  • 1 med stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 med carrot, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 - 14 oz. can chicken broth
  • 1 - 12 oz. can or bottle beer
  • 8 oz. (2 cups) shredded Cheddar and American cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream
  • Rye bread, cut into cubes, toasted if desired image placeholder

In 3 to 4-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, onion, celery, carrot, garlic, and pepper; stir gently to mix. Pour broth and beer over vegetables.

Cover; cook on Low setting for 6 to 8 hours.

About 10 minutes before serving, coarsely mash vegetables with potato masher or fork. Add cheese and whipping cream; stir until cheese is melted. Cover; cook an additional 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Top with croutons.

To make croutons, arrange a single layer of cubed rye bread on a cookie sheet. Toast in the oven at 350'F for 15 to 25 minutes, or until the croutons are golden and dry.

Servings: 6 to 8
Submitted by: Recipe Group Member
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