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Cheddar Beer Soup

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This classic pub food of Great Britain is at its best when using an old cheddar cheese. The light version uses a low-fat cheddar.

Preparation : 10 min Cooking : 15 min
300 calories/serving
  • Can be done in advance
  • Can be frozen
  • Very easy
  • Nuts & Peanuts Free
  • Bone-healthy

Ingredients

2 leeks, cut into 1 cm cubes 600 g
2 carrots, cut into 1 cm cubes 200 g
2 stalks celery, cut into 1 cm cubes 140 g
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tbsp margarine non-hydrogenated 28 g
1 bay leaf 0.1 g
1/3 cup white flour (all purpose) 45 g
2 cups milk, partly skimmed, 2% 500 mL
1 1/2 cup chicken broth 375 mL
1 1/3 cup beer 330 mL
1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 15 mL
1 tsp mustard powder 2 g
1/2 tsp salt 2 g
1/8 tsp ground pepper 0.4 g
1 1/3 cup Cheddar cheese, low-fat (4%), grated 100 g

Method

  1. Prepare the vegetables: Thoroughly clean the leeks, discard the dark-green parts, then cut the remainder into 1 cm cubes. Cut the carrots and celery into 1 cm cubes. Mince the garlic.
  2. Heat the margarine in a saucepan over medium heat then add the vegetables, garlic, and bay leaf. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 7 minutes. Reduce the heat then add the flour. Cook 3 minutes, with frequent stirring.
  3. Pour in the milk, broth, and beer. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and let simmer, uncovered, for about 5 minutes. Add the Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, salt, and pepper. Remove the bay leaf.
  4. Remove the saucepan from the heat, then add the cheese, with stirring, until it is thoroughly blended into the soup. Serve into bowls.

Nutrition Facts Table

per 1 Serving (480g)

Amount

% Daily Value

Calories

300

Fat

8 g

12 %

Saturated 2.6 g
+ Trans 0.1 g

14 %

Cholesterol

20 mg

Sodium

820 mg

34 %

Carbohydrate

34 g

11 %

Fibre

4 g

16 %

Sugars

12 g

Protein

17 g

Vitamin A

90 %

Vitamin C

22 %

Calcium

39 %

Iron

19 %

Servings of Canada's Food Guide

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Vegetables and Fruits : 2 ¾ servings
Grain Products : ½ serving
Milk and Alternatives : 1 servings
Meat and Alternatives : 0 serving

Claims

This recipe is :
Free  :
Added Sugar, Trans Fat
Low  :
Calories, Cholesterol, Fat, Saturated Fat
Source of  :
Copper, Fibre, Pantothenic Acid, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Zinc
Good source of  :
Iron, Magnesium, Niacin, Selenium, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B6
Excellent source of  :
Calcium, Folacin, Manganese, Phosphorus, Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B12, Vitamin D, Vitamin K
Diet-related health claims  :
Bone-healthy, Bone-healthy

DIABETES Exchange

1 serving of this recipe is equivalent to :
Food Group Exchanges
Starches ½
Vegetables 2 ½
Milk and Alternatives ½
Meat and Alternatives 1
Fats 1

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