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Jalapeño Beer Cheese Soup

Total guy comfort food
Course Soup
Keyword Jalapeno Pepper
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 8 servings
Calories 549kcal


  • 1 pound bacon
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend chedder, colby, and jack mix
  • 3 jalapeño peppers diced
  • 3 celery stalks diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 yellow onion minced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 can of beer 1 1/2 cups, lager is best
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Croutons optional


  • In a pan over medium heat, cook the bacon until it's crispy. Remove the bacon from the pan and place on a paper towel lined plate to remove the grease on the bacon. KEEP the grease in the pan.
  • Still over medium heat, cook the yellow onion, jalapeño peppers, celery, and minced garlic in the bacon grease until the onions become translucent (5 to 7 minutes). Stir often.
  • Add the butter to the pan and continue to stir often until the butter is completely melted.
  • Transfer the mixture from the pan to a soup pot, then add the flour and stir until it's evenly spread among the vegetables, approximately 1 minute.
  • Add in the chicken broth. Stir the mix to combine, then lower the heat to medium-low and allow the mixture to simmer for 10 minutes while stirring often.
  • Add the beer to the pot, and continue simmering for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Add in the heavy cream, Dijon mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Stir to combine.
  • Crumble the bacon, then add the bacon and Mexican cheese blend to the pot. Continue stirring until the cheese is completely melted into the soup.
  • Add the cayenne pepper powder, as well as salt and pepper (to taste). Stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and serve with croutons or bread (optional).



If the beer flavor is too heavy, cut the flavor by adding a teaspoon of brown sugar. This will temper the flavor.


Calories: 549kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Cholesterol: 115mg | Sodium: 897mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 303mg | Iron: 1mg