Sunday, January 3, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup

from LeighAnn Sondrup
o 1/2-1lb ground beef (I use ground turkey)

o 1 small onion finely chopped (I use a food processor for all the chopping)

o 3/4 cup finely chopped carrots

o 3/4 cup finely chopped celery

o 1 tsp dried basil

o 1 tsp dried parsley

o 3 cups chicken broth

o 4 cups peeled, diced potatoes (I dice them small)

o 2 TB cornstarch mixed with a little water

o 8 oz Velveeta American cheese (If you want you can use shredded cheddar)

o 1 1/2 cup milk

o 3/4 tsp salt

o 1/4 tsp pepper

o 1/4 cup sour cream

• Prepare all your ingredients before you start. Brown the beef or turkey, drain the fat, and set aside. In your soup pot, saute onions, celery, carrots, basil, and parsley in a little olive oil. Once they soften, add chicken broth, potatoes, and beef or turkey. Bring to a boil then cover, reduce the heat and simmer for a good 20 minutes. (I like it when the potatoes are really soft)

While stirring add the cornstarch mixture until soup thickens. Turn heat to low and add the cheese (make sure you cut it up or it takes forever to melt), milk, salt, and pepper. When the cheese is melted, remove from heat and add the sour cream.

Serve and enjoy.-

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