Broccoli and Cheese Soup
In large pot, melt butter over medium heat; add onion and cook gently until soft. Reduce heat; stir in flour and continue cooking 3-4 min. Do not allow to brown. Slowly add milk, stirring constantly until the mixture is smooth and begins to thicken. Add broccoli, cayenne, mustard and beer; simmer until broccoli softens (5-8 min.). Add half-and-half and Worcestershire sauce; simmer 3-5 min. until broccoli is tender. Add cheese, stirring until melted. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Recipe courtesy of American Country Cheese by Laura Chenel and Linda Siegfried.