Friday, August 20, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

If the title doesn’t make you drool, something might be wrong with your taste buds!  I first heard of Cheeseburger Soup on an episode of “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives” on the Food Network.  It sounded delicious.  A few months later we had some missionary friends stay with us and they left me a cookbook as a thank you.  It is “Family and Friends Favorite Recipes” by Margaret and Branson Gayler of Rome, Georgia.  This is one of those soups that I get sad when the leftovers and over!  I have a vegetarian friend who uses the veggie crumbles in this instead of the beef and still enjoys it. 

Ingredients:

-½ lb ground beef

-¾ c shredded carrots

-¾ c diced celery

-¾ c chopped onions

-1 tsp dried basil

-1 tsp dried parsley flakes

-4 T butter, divided

-3 c chicken broth

-4 c diced, peeled potatoes (about 1 ¾ lbs)

-¼ to ½ c flour

-1.5 c milk

-8 oz Velveeta

-1 tsp salt ¼ tsp pepper

-¼ c sour cream

Directions:

1.  Brown the beef in a 3 quart saucepan, drain and set aside.  In another saucepan, sauté the onions, carrots, celery, basil and parsley in 1 Tbsp butter until vegetables are tender, about 10 minutes. 

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Add broth, potatoes and beef, bring to a boil then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 10 -12 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 

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2.  In a small skillet, melt the remaining butter, add flour and cook, while stirring, for 3 to 5 minutes or until bubbly.  Add this mixture to the soup and bring to a boil.  Cook and stir for 2 minutes. 

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3.  Reduce heat to low and add cheese, milk, salt and pepper.  Cook and stir until cheese melts.  Remove from the heat and blend in the sour cream. 

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6 comments:

familyfriendlyfrugality said...

*cries* I have to make this! Came over here from the blog hop!

Diane said...

OMGosh, this looks and sounds great. Thanks for the recipe.

Thanks for visiting me over at Pittypat Paperie and leaving a nice comment.

quinn emery said...

yum! i'll have to try this sometime!

great seeing you today...
love,
quinn

Inspired2cook said...

Sounds like a perfect soup for upcoming cooler days. I can't wait for Fall!!!

Jacqueline said...

I am such a soup fiend when the weather gets cool. This looks fabulous, lovin all the flavors. I bet it gets better with time.

Tanya said...

I made this for dinner today. It was a definite winner with my hubby and kids! Thanks for posting the recipe!

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