Thursday, October 30, 2008

Recipe #186 Cheeseburger Soup

Cheeseburger Soup (Crystal)

1 lb. ground beef
¾ c. chopped onion
¾ c. shredded carrots
¾ c. diced celery
3 T. butter or oil
1 t. basil
3 c. chicken broth
4 c. diced potatoes
¼ c. flour
8 oz. Velvetta cheese
1 ½ c. milk
¼ c. sour cream
salt and pepper

In a 5 qt. pot, brown beef, drain and set aside. Saute onion, carrots, celery, and basil in same pan, with the butter or oil, about 5 minutes. Stir in flour and add broth, potatoes, and beef.

Cover, reduce heat and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes. Add cheese, milk, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until cheese melts. Remove from heat and blend in sour cream.