Ellen Bales


I found this interesting recipe in a Better Homes & Gardens Country Cooking cookbook that came out in the early '80s. I like it because it speaks to my German heritage.


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10 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    celery, chopped
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 can(s)
    (14 oz.) beef broth
  • 8 oz
    beerwurst (beer salami), thinly sliced and quartered
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
    dry mustard
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme, crushed
  • 1/4 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp
    dried oregano, crushed
  • 4 slice
    cheesy bread



  1. In a large saucepan cook chopped celery and chopped onion in butter till tender but not brown. Stir in beef broth, beerwurst, beer, mustard, basil, thyme, garlic powder, oregano, and 1/2 cup WATER.
  2. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or till heated through. Top individual servings with the hot Cheesy Bread slices.
  3. CHEESY BREAD SLICES: Arrange 4 slices French bread on a baking sheet; sprinkle with 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese. Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat about 3 minutes or till the cheese is melted and lightly browned.

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Course/Dish: Other Soups
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtags: #spicy #Beer #salami

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