Quivey's Grove Sausage, Cheese and Beer Soup
Posted by artsycook at anonymous
Source: Quivey's Grove Restaurant - Madison, Wisconsin
A great winter treat from Quivey?s Grove restaurant in Madison, WI. Another awesome dish, it can turn salty so watch the ham and sausage, making sure it's low salt or baked ham.
2 quarts water
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound smoked ham pieces
1 small onion, chopped
1 cup butter or margarine
1 1/2 cups flour
2 cups cold milk plus more if necessary
1/2 to 3/4 cup beer, depending on your taste
12 ounces sharp Cheddar cheese, grated
12 ounces sausage,( bulk or links ) cooked
It?s best if you can find a picnic ham and pork sausage that?s not too salty. Bring the water, black pepper, and ham to a boil in a large pot and simmer for 1 hour. Strain the stock. Skim fat from the surface, and return the stock to the pot, keeping it warm. Reserve the ham.
In a large heavy saucepan, prepare a roux by melting the margarine or butter until bubbly and whisk in the flour. Continue cooking as you stir for 5 minutes over medium. Add the soup stock slowly, 2 cups at a time, whisking and cooking until thick and smooth after each addition. Slowly add the milk, stirring all the time. Add the grated cheese, a little at a time, stirring until thick, smooth and melted.
Add the beer, cooked sausages (if using links, shop into 1/2-inch pieces) and chopped reserved ham pieces. Keep warm on low until serving.
Makes about 6 to 8 servings.