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Saturday, March 23, 2013

CheeseburgerSoup


This was the best soup. It was like all my favorite soups mixed into one. When I told my family what we were having for dinner they all looked at me like I was insane when I said cheeseburger soup, but those looks were wiped off their faces the moment they tasted their first bite. It will forever be part of or repertoire. (big word huh, I totally had to spell check:))




Cheeseburger Soup
 slightly adapted from: The Recipe Critic

Ingredients:
1/2 pound ground beef 
3/4 cup chopped onion
3/4 cup shredded carrots
3/4 cup diced celery
1 teaspoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
4 tablespoons butter, divided
3 cups chicken broth
4 cups peeled and diced potatoes
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 cups of Velveeta processed cheese cubed (My hubbie hates velveeta so I used real cheese)
1 1/2 cups milk
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup sour cream

1.  Brown the ground beef in 3 quart saucepan.  Drain and set aside.
2. In the same saucepan add 1 T butter and add onion, shredded carrots, parsley flakes, basil and celery.  Saute until tender.
3.  Add the broth, potatoes and beef and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat, cover and simmer 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
4.  In small skillet melt remaining butter (3 T) and add the flour.  Cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly.  Add to the soup and bring to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes.  Reduce heat to low.
5. Stir in the cheese, milk, salt and pepper.  Cook and stir until cheese melts.  Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.  
Yield 8 servings
Recipe Adapted from: Taste from Home

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