Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sausage Cheese Soup

I will start by saying that I have not heard of sausage cheese soup, even though it might exist there somewhere.
Obviously, sausage comes in many shapes and sizes and while some like it, others don't, and nevertheless my husband loves it. Ok, I do too.
I used the recipe for Cheddar Cheese Soup and made 2 changes: one was replacing the regular onion with red/purple onion and adding raw sausage which I mashed with the onion so it would loose, just like ground meat.
It was heavenly good and I highly recommend it !

1 red onion, diced
1 to 2 cups milk, half & half or cream
2 cups chicken stock or water
2 TBSP flour
pork sausage (I used 5 or 6 inches, maybe 2 cups)

a dash of cayenne
almost 1 Lb cheddar cheese, grated

toasted bread

Clean, wash and dice your onion and place it in your medium size saucepan.

Add the raw sausage

and cook it on medium heat for about 10 minutes,

stirring with either a plastic spoon or with a potato masher, so you can bread the sausage into tiny pieces.
After the time has passed and the sausage looks cooked, add the flour and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring often.

And then it should look like this.

Add the heated liquids and stir slowly, cooking for 10 more minutes.

A close-up after a little more liquid has been added :

At this point add the seasonings and cheese

and cook some more stirring continuously for the cheese to melt.
It will be luscious and creamy.

Ladle some in your favorite bowl and add the freshly toasted bread.

If you like cayenne pepper, sprinkle some on top, just for garnish mainly.

While my husband had this soup, I had a tuna salad.

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