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Nov 13, 2008

Falling for Soup

I love soup...there I've said it! Fall is the perfect time for me to dust off some old 'tried-and-true' recipes and also launch into some uncharted territory with soup cooking! All growing up my favorite was potato soup that my mom made with home-made french bread. It's still a great one but here's my favorite (and a real kid-pleaser) for the moment!

Cheeseburger Soup
1 lb ground beef
3/4 Cup chopped onions
3/4 Cup shredded carrots (I buy them pre-shredded)
1 tsp Dried Basil
1 tsp Dried Parsley Flakes
4 TBSP Butter
3 Cups Chicken broth
4 Cups diced, peeled potatoes *
*(if in a hurry - I buy the frozen breakfast potatoes with green pepper)
1/4 Cup All-purpose flour
2 Cups Shredded Velveeta Cheese (or cubed)
1 1/2 Cups Milk
3/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Pepper
1/4 Cup Sour cream

In a large saucepan brown the beef; drain and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 TBSP butter. Cook until vegetables are tender (about 10 minutes) Add broth, potatoes and beef. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until potatoes are tender. In a separate skillet melt the remaining butter. Add flour to butter; cook and stir for 3-5 minutes or until bubbly. Add the flour mixture to the soup and bring to a boil. Cook and stir for approximately 2 minutes. Reduce heat to low and add cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Cook until cheese melts, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream. Serve.


Steliza said...

I would say "yummy" but you know me and my potato allergy. It is very very very frustrating to be allergic to potatoes and mainly when the topic of soups come up. Glad others like your entire family can enjoy the delicious taste and warming feeling soup provides at this time of year though!

Julie said...

I love soup!! Unfortunately, every time I try a new one, my kids turn up their noses. I may have to try this one anyway, looks yummy!