Cheeseburger Soup January 15 2016, 0 Comments

CHEESEBURGER SOUP

Now that winter is here I simply crave a hot bowl of comfort soup!  However, I still long for those endless summer evenings with a juicy burger on the grill.  Look what I found over at therecipecritic.com!  Here is the perfect recipe combining two of my favorites!  Soup + Cheesburger = Happy ME!!
Cheeseburger Soup
 
Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 30 mins
Total time 45 mins
 
This soup is insanely delicious! Made with fresh ingredients and topped with shredded cheese, you will make it again and again!
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Ingredients
  • ½ pound ground beef (use 1 pound)
  • ¾ cup chopped onion
  • ¾ cup shredded carrots
  • ¾ 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
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 2 cups of Velveeta processed cheese cubed (I used 16 ounce) or- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1½ cups milk
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ to ½ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup sour cream
Instructions
  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.
Notes
Recipe Adapted from Taste of Home