Friday, November 21, 2008

Recipe Friday Nov. 21, 2008 Cheeseburger Soup

It is tradition that we have this soup during the holidays. This recipe is also available on The photo that is displayed there right now is mine.

Cheeseburger Soup

• ½# hamburger
• ¾ c. Diced Onion
• ¾ c. diced carrots
• ¾ c. diced celery
• 1 tsp. basil
• 1 tsp. parsley flakes
• 4 Tbsp. butter
• 3 c. chicken broth
• 4 c. diced potatoes (I use frozen cube hashbrowns)
• ¼ c. flour
• 8 oz. velveeta
• 1 ½ c. milk
• ¾ tsp. salt
• ¼ tsp. pepper
• ¼ c. sour cream

Brown Hamburger, set aside. In same pan, melt 1 tablespoon butter, add vegetables, (not potatoes) cook to tender. (about 10 min) Add chicken broth, potatoes, hamburger, basil and parsley. Bring to boil, reduce heat, cook until potatoes are tender. Now melt the remaining 3 tablespoons butter, add flour, cook 3 min. or until it bubbles, add soup- boil for 2 min. Turn down heat, add cheese, melt the cheese, add milk, salt and pepper. If it needs thickened, we use a little instant potatoe flakes to give it a good thicken. Take off heat, stir in the sour cream. Yield: 2 ½ quarts.