1Dice up potatoes add to a 3 qt pot. Pour near beer over potatoes, pour olive oil in also [this helps keep the liquid from boiling over]. Bring to a boil, boil 12 minutes, covered. Do not drain. Do not over cook =) or you will have mush.
i turn off the burner until i add the milk mixture and cheese then i turn it back on.
2Meanwhile, melt butter in fry pan, brown garlic add, onions, meat. i saute until caramelized, but you don't have to cook that long if you don't want to. It does add a richer flavor.
Stir into potato mixture.
3Mix seasonings together.
Mix milk and flour together until there are no lumps. A wire whisk is handy for this. Add seasonings. Add to potato mixture stirring constantly until well mixed. Add Cheese, stirring constantly until thick, and a light boil. Careful not to scorch. If you get a cream soup too hot it will separate and be pretty ucky. How do i know this...hmmm...because sadly i’ve done it =(