Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce
August 28, 2014
I have always loved cheese sauce. I can’t remember a time before I loved it and I have no plans for a time after I love it to exist.
When I was little I would put it on anything I could. It had magic properties that could turn corn chips into nachos and broccoli into heaven.
Today I’m sharing with you one of my favorite cheese sauce recipes, Broccoli with Cheddar Beer Sauce! The broccoli is steamed until fork tender and the sauce is creamy, dreamy sharp cheddar-y goodness. As an added bonus the beer makes the sauce rich and tangy. (Note: If you’re cooking for kids just substitute more milk for the beer, it will still taste yummy)
Seriously, what better way to eat your broccoli then covered in cheese and beer anyway? Yummy! 🙂
Fork-tender steamed broccoli covered in creamy white cheddar beer sauce
1 ½ - 2 lb broccoli crowns
1 ounces by weight sharp cheddar cheese freshly shredded
3 ounces beer lager or ale
½ cup milk
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup flour
Chop broccoli into florets. Steam for 10-15 minutes until stems are fork-able but still firm.
Melt butter in sauce pan over low heat. Whisk in flour. Slowly pour in milk and beer, whisking constantly until no lumps remain, about 2-3 minutes. Add cheese a little at a time, whisking constantly, and making sure cheese is completely melted before adding more cheese. Continue until all cheese has been incorporated. Once all cheese has been added, whisk until cheese sauce is thick and smooth, about 3-5 minutes.
Pour cheese sauce over broccoli and enjoy!