Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Cheeseburger Soup

I was going to post picnic foods this week but here in the north east we are getting more cool weather again so I thought I would share this soup that I made yesterday. Maybe it will warm you up a bit.
The original recipe came from a Taste of Home magazine quite a  few years ago and it quickly became a family favorite. To thicken the soup you made a rue from butter and milk but that takes more time and it dirties another pan! :-)
So since I'm all about quick & easy I decided to change the recipe a bit and leave that step out. I also use Kroger's brand Nice n Cheesy Queso Blanco with Jalapenos instead of Velveeta but you can use whatever you want to.

Cheeseburger Soup

2 lbs. ground beef
1 onion, diced
4-6 carrots, shredded
64 oz. chicken broth
1 tbsp. parsley
1 1/2 tsp. basil
1/4 tsp. celery salt
10 medium potatoes, cubed
4 cups water
1/4 - 1/2 of a big block of Velveeta, cubed 
12 oz. evaporated milk
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper

Brown beef, onion & carrots, drain.
Add broth, celery salt, basil & parsley.
Add potatoes & water.
Place lid on and tilt it a bit.
Let simmer till potatoes are done.
Add cheese & milk and stir until melted.

**This is a large recipe that feeds my family of 5 plus a few more so you may want to cut this recipe in half.**


Carmen C. said...

That looks yummy:) You won't believe this, but my son has NEVER eaten a bowl of soup in all his 18 yrs! Claims he doesn't like soup, but yet he's NEVER tried it:(

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

mmmHHH now that looks good and would warm you up on a cool, crisp day!