So there is this recipe that I have made over and over every fall and winter. It is a cheesy corn chowder that I would add chicken and black beans to. Only problem with this is that it is a mix. A mix filled with a whole bunch of junk and I couldn’t take that it is one of my favorite foods. So…I decided to create my own. While Ben’s grandma was visiting last week, I had my own personal taste tester so I figured it would be the perfect time to create. Create I did and I came up with an EXACT replica of my favorite! YAY!! I am so excited to have an all natural version of this and to be honest, it is just as easy as the alternative!
First start off by making a roux. A little butter, a little flour!
Next, start sauteing some garlic and onions in olive oil.
Add the chicken, milk, chicken broth, celeriac, potatoes, and roux and let simmer for ~4 hours.
Then…the important ingredient comes. Pick your favorite beer. I had some Wheat Beer from Appalachian Brewing Company this year but Pumpkin Ale or another seasonal would be awesome! Oh and add those black beans too.
Let cook for another 2 hours. Honestly, this soup needs a total of 6 hours. I would say that for all of my soups. The longer the better. Something magically happens to thicken up a soup after hour 5 or 6 for sure;)
After that, you have a delicious soup that will last for a few cold, winter days!
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