Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cheeseburger Soup

          Homemade soup has got to be one of my most favorite things to make during the cold season. It's cheap,easy and your whole family will smile when you serve up big bowls of  it.

This soup is currently our favorite. I tweaked the original recipe slightly and I will post what I changed along with the original recipe. I was so excited to find this one since most of the recipes for cheeseburger soup calls for velveeta cheese..Not only can we not get that here but that cheese scares me. I was never allowed to eat it growing up and never cooked with it as an adult. It's a hearty soup with great flavor so give this a try!

Cheeseburger Soup

1 lb. Ground Beef,Turkey or Soy Crumbles
3/4 cup Chopped Onion
3/4 cup Shredded Carrot
3/4 cup Chopped Celery
4 cups Diced Potatoes..peeled or unpeeled
1 tsp. Basil
1 tsp. Parsley
3 cups Chicken Broth..I used 4 cups Beef Broth
2 TBS Butter
1/4 cup Flour
1-1/2 cups Milk..I used 2 cups
Salt,Pepper and other seasonings to taste
2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Sour Cream;optional but really worth it

Place potatoes, broth, basil and parsley into a large soup pot. Bring up to a boil and cook until potatoes are tender.

Meanwhile in a large skillet, sautee the beef,onion,carrots and celery until tender and beef is no longer pink;drain if necessary. Add beef mixture to the cooked potatoes and stir to combine.

In a sauce pan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour and cook for 1 minute. Add in milk and bring to a boil,stirring constantly until the mixture is thickend and bubbly. Take off the heat, add in the shredded cheese and stir until combined. Pour into the soup mixture,bring to a boil and stir until thickened and combined. Season to taste.

You can either add the sour cream to the soup or top each bowl with it. Stir to combine and enjoy!

Yield: 6-8 servings
Source: She Who  Makes