Brown Onion, Ale and Cheddar Cheese Soup

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Total Time
10 mins
50 mins

From Porter's Restaurant, 17 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, London

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  • 2 large onions, coarsely diced
  • 10 fluid ounces ale, not beer
  • 30 fluid ounces beef stock
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and coarsely diced
  • 2 ounces butter
  • 6 ounces cheddar cheese, grated
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Melt the butter in a pan and add the onions, cook until translucent.
  2. Add the beef stock and bring to boil.
  3. Turn down to simmer, add the potatoes and ale.
  4. Allow to cook until the potatoes have broken down.
  5. Remove from heat and add the grated cheese, blend thoroughly and serve immediately with fresh crusty bread.