This recipe calls for a can of beer but, for those of you who do not drink beer/alcohol you can substitute it with water or chicken broth. I rarely have beer on hand at my house so I take the ounces of liquid that would have been the can of beer (12 ounces) and do half of them (6oz) water and the other half (6oz) chicken broth.
Wonderful Cheese Soup
½ cup butter
½ cup EACH: diced onion, celery and green pepper
1 cup diced carrot
2 cloves garlic, minced
Saute first 6 ingredients in a skillet until tender.
¾ cup flour
3 cans (14 oz) chicken broth
2 cans water
1 can beer
1 c diced raw potatoes (I use about 2-3 c instead)
1 lb. Velveeta cheese - diced
Add flour and brown. Place chicken broth, water & beer in a large soup pot. Stir in vegetable mixture. Add potatoes and Velveeta to pot. Cook over low heat until potatoes are done - usually about an hour. Taste for seasoning and add salt/pepper if desired (I never do).