With over 100 company-owned and franchised restaurants throughout the Eastern and Midwestern United States, RARE Hospitality International Inc. has a fast-growing presence in the steakhouse segment of the dining industry. This relative newcomer to the market--at scarcely 15 years in business, compared to such 1960s-era chains as Ponderosa and Bonanza--RARE's irreverent style of "cowboy cuisine" shook up the segment. By 1996, the company's core chain of LongHorn Steakhouses numbered 81 units. Following its initial public offering in 1992, the company acquired the Bugaboo Creek Steak House chain and its smaller The Capital Grille group of pricey eateries. Founder George W. McKerrow, Jr. continued to serve the company as chairman through the mid-1990s.




Broccoli Cheese Soup

The Broccoli Cheese soup served at Longhorn Steakhouse is a bit different than what is served at most restaurants because it is made with white cheddar and Asiago cheeses.

Longhorn Steakhouse Copycat Recipe

Serves 4

6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups half and half
3 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 bay leaves
1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
4 cups broccoli florets (about 1 head)
2 cups (8 oz.) grated white cheddar cheese, plus more for garnish
1/2 cup (4 oz.) grated asiago cheese

Melt the butter in a large Dutch oven or pot over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Whisk in the flour and cook until golden, 3 to 4 minutes, then gradually whisk in the half and half until smooth. Add the chicken broth, bay leaves and nutmeg, then season with salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, until thickened, about 20 minutes. Add the broccoli to the broth mixture and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Discard the bay leaves.

Puree the soup in batches in a blender until smooth. Return to the pot. (Or puree the soup in the pot with an immersion blender). Add the cheese to the soup and whisk over medium heat until melted. Add up to 3/4 cup water if the soup is too thick. Ladle into the bread bowls and garnish with cheese.


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  2. Please list the nutritional information on these recipes.

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    1. 1/2 cream and 1/2 milk...it's found in the milk section

  4. My husband & I just had this at the Longhorn & it was FANTASTIC...dip hot, buttered, crusty bread in it....out of this world. I took a chance that I might find their recipe online....and voila! Can't wait to make it...THANK YOU!

  5. Sorry to say but this is just some ones idea of what the recipe for the Asiago Broccoli Cheese Soup is.It was good but way off.To salty,plus my daughter works at Longhorn Steak House and says the recipe is way off on the asiago cheese.It's just a topping.She said that Tillamook cheese is the main ingredient not white cheddar.So if want the real recipe go eat at Longhorn Steak House. Who loves baby!

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    2. Obviously neither one of you are very bright Tillamook is a cheese manufacturer obviously Tillamook makes white cheddar

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    1. Wow great recipe. Thanks for sharing useful and healthy recipe. I will definitely try this recipe.

      Broccoli Soup Recipe

  7. Wow great recipe. Thanks for sharing useful and healthy recipe. I will definitely try this recipe.

    Broccoli Soup Recipe