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Anytime Beer and Cheese Soup

You like beer. You like cheese. And, if you're reading this article, it's a fair bet to assume that you also like soup. The robust flavor of this Beer and Cheese Soup recipe is sure to please your masculine taste buds. However, it's also great for the whole family because it contains very little alcohol, most, if not all, of which should be burned out during the cooking process. Don't worry if your spouse or children seem leery about this particular taste combo -- once they try it, they'll forget any previous misgivings.

Beer and cheese soup is an extremely versatile dish and can be easily adjusted to suit your tastes. Don't be afraid to add ingredients that complement the flavors of the meal. For example, adding a few carrots, a large diced tomato and a cup of yellow corn to the recipe will really enhance the dish. You can even add a pound of chopped bratwurst or sausage for a meaty kick.

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